SOURCE: Torvec Inc.

Torvec Inc.

January 27, 2011 08:00 ET

Gen. Wesley K. Clark Joins Torvec Board

ROCHESTER, NY--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - Richard A. Kaplan, Chief Executive Officer of Torvec, Inc. (OTCBB: TOVC), announced today that General Wesley K. Clark - (U.S. Army Retired) was elected to the Company's board of directors, effective January 28, 2011.

In making the announcement, Mr. Kaplan stated:

"We are very proud and honored that Gen. Clark will be a member of our board. His incredible talents, experience and wisdom will be a tremendous asset to Torvec. I look forward to his advice and counsel."

Gen Clark stated: "I am very excited about Torvec's technologies. With their breakthrough products such as the IsoTorque® differential and Rota-Torque™ hydraulic pump, they are in the sweet spot of large growing markets with special emphasis on green innovations. I look forward to helping the company grow, and at the same time doing some good things for the world."

During 34 years of service in the United States Army, Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. After his retirement in 2000, he became an investment banker, author, commentator and businessman. In September 2003 he entered politics as a Democratic candidate for president of the United States. His campaign won the state of Oklahoma before he returned to the private sector in February 2004.

In his final military command, Clark commanded Operation Allied Force, NATO's first major combat action, which saved 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing in Kosovo. He was also responsible for the peacekeeping operation in Bosnia.

Clark's awards and honors include the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the State Department Distinguished Service Award, the U.S. Department of Defense Distinguished Service Medal (five awards), the U.S. Army Distinguished Service Medal (two awards), the Silver Star, the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, and Honorary Knighthoods from the British and Dutch governments.

He is the author of two books and is seen as a guest commentator on many national news programs.

Clark graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1966 as valedictorian of his class, and completed two degrees at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He is also a graduate of the Ranger and Airborne schools.

Today, Clark is an investment banker and is active in the finance, technology and energy fields. He currently serves in leadership roles with a number of for profit and non-profit organizations, including Chairman of New York investment bank Rodman and Renshaw, Chairman of Wesley K. Clark and Associates, a strategic consulting firm, Trustee of the International Crisis Group, and Chairman of City Year Little Rock, as well as a member of other private and public boards.

This news release contains forward looking statements regarding Torvec's future economic performance and prospects that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ from those described in such statements. Such risks and uncertainties include those described from time to time in Torvec's SEC reports, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.

About Torvec, Inc.

Torvec, Inc. is a publicly traded company that develops advanced automotive and related energy saving technologies that increase transportation safety, mobility, fuel efficiency and reduce pollutants. Torvec's chief technologies and intellectual property include its IsoTorque® differential, Rota-Torque™ hydraulic pump and motor, For additional information, please visit www.torvec.com.

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