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Cascadia Capital

September 21, 2010 10:00 ET

Cascadia Capital CEO to Headline Key Renewable Energy Conferences

Michael Butler to Share Expert Industry Perspective at Renewable Energy Finance Forum West and Midwest Wind Summit

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2010) -  Cascadia Capital, a diversified, boutique investment bank serving both private and public growth companies around the globe, today announced that Michael Butler, chairman and CEO, will speak at two of the industry's leading conferences on renewable energy -- The Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) West and Midwest Wind Summit & Expo. Butler will speak alongside government and industry leaders to discuss current market dynamics, opportunities for growth, and how companies are driving innovation in the alternative energy market.

Michael Butler is an emerging thought leader in the New Energy Economy, brokering some of the most important transactions in this market. Prior to co-founding Cascadia Capital, Butler served as a Managing Director at Lehman Brothers responsible for global equity sales and equity syndicate. He also served on the firm's Equity Commitment Committee, Equity Syndicate Committee and Private Equity Commitment Committee. Before joining Lehman Brothers, Butler was a Principal with Morgan Stanley & Company, where he was responsible for divisional global product and risk management and was a member of the division's Operating Committee. He has been involved in numerous equity financing transactions for both public and private companies, and is frequently quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek, Fortune, The New York Times, and numerous other publications on renewable energy topics.

Renewable Energy Finance Forum (REFF) West
Co-Chair - Renewable Energy Project Finance Panel
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 2:00pm - 3:15pm
The Ritz-Carlton - San Francisco, CA

As co-chair of the conference and the Renewable Energy Project Finance panel, Michael Butler will lead a discussion on how investment in renewable energy is increasing as the industry progresses further towards economic recovery. This session will compare different financial models and their outlooks, including project debt and equity, tax equity and other tax considerations, leasing and other project finance structures, and overall deal structuring, issues and trends.

Midwest Wind Summit & Expo
Keynote Presentation - How Energy Investments Will Change in the Future
Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 9:40am - 10:10am
Swiftel Center - Brookings, SD

Michael Butler will deliver a keynote presentation highlighting key trends in wind investment and finance. Although the wind sector is forecast to have a turbulent 2011, local content requirements, investment by the turbine manufacturers in the US, and the reopening of the US capital markets present opportunities for those who understand the changing dynamics of the US market. Butler's keynote will discuss how the market will evolve and what steps companies can take to stay at the forefront of the sector.

About Cascadia Capital, LLC
Cascadia Capital is a diversified, boutique investment bank serving both private and public growth companies around the globe. Cascadia's business is diversified in terms of the industries the firm covers -- Information Technology, Sustainable Industries and Middle Market -- and in terms of the range of advisory services it provides -- Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Financing and Strategic Advising. This diversification provides the firm with stability amidst market fluctuations. Cascadia is a pure advisory firm and unlike other investment banks, is not conflicted by trading, lending, research or cross selling business. For over a decade, the firm has delivered the best outcomes for clients based on its transaction experience, domain expertise and commitment to building long-term relationships. Cascadia always acts in the long-term interests of clients, and honors its position as a trusted advisor. For more information, visit http://www.cascadiacapital.com.

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