Astris Energi Inc.
OTC Bulletin Board : ASRNF

Astris Energi Inc.

November 08, 2005 09:00 ET

Astris Energi Engages Ardour Capital Investments as Investment Banker

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 8, 2005) - Astris Energi Inc. (OTCBB:ASRNF), announced today that it has engaged New York investment house, Ardour Capital Investments LLC, a firm specializing in the Energy Technology/Alternative Power sector to act as its financial advisor and help Astris raise financing for its next stage of development.

Funds raised will allow the company to pursue channel partners for the commercialization of its line of Alkaline Fuel Cells and generators. "Ardour Capital has established itself as a leading Investment Bank for the alternative energy sector," said Jiri K. Nor, President and CEO. "At this critical stage of our development, it is important for us to establish access to the global capital markets. We are confident that Ardour Capital can help us with both our immediate financing needs, as well as by providing sound strategic advice. With sufficient capital in the bank, we will be able to focus on securing marketing partners and establishing appropriate production capacity to meet projected product demand."

"We are pleased to be working with Astris Energi," said Kerry Dukes, Managing Director of Ardour Capital. "the Astris technology and unique approach in rationalizing the fuel cell value chain, offers tremendous opportunity going forward."

About Ardour Capital Investments

Ardour Capital Investments, LLC is an NASD registered broker/dealer that provides a wide range of financial services for both public and private energy technology/Alternative Power companies. Ardour provides investors that specialize in small capitalization growth companies a truly independent brand of research not traditionally found within the securities industry. Ardour has made a commitment to be a leading research institution in the Energy Technology/Alternative Power sector.

About Astris Energi Inc.

Astris is committed to becoming a leading provider of affordable stationary and motive power fuel cells and components. Additional information is also available at the company's website at www.astris.ca.

Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements in this release that are not statements of fact may be considered "forward looking statements" as that term is defined under securities laws in the United States and Canada. Forward-looking statements are only predictions and may differ materially from actual events or results.

Contact Information

  • Astris Energi Inc.
    Anthony Durkacz
    VP of Finance
    905-608-2000
    905-608-8222 (FAX)
    www.astris.ca