SOURCE: ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation

September 26, 2011 08:30 ET

James H. Ozanne to Join the ZBB Energy Board of Directors

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2011) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB), the leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms, announced today that James H. Ozanne will stand for election to the ZBB Energy Board of Directors at the company's 2011 annual shareholders meeting.

Mr. Ozanne has served in executive positions in the financial services industry since 1972. He currently serves as a Director of RSC Holdings Inc., one of the largest equipment rental providers in North America, since May 2007, and is the Lead Independent Director of RSC. Mr. Ozanne also serves as a Director of the Bank of Maine and an advisor to Amherst Securities. He has also held the positions of Chief Financial Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of several leasing, rental, and consumer finance businesses ranging from full service railcar leasing to general equipment finance and grocery pallet rental. He also served as Executive Vice President of GE Capital responsible for the Consumer Finance and Operating Lease/Asset Management business units. Mr. Ozanne was most recently a Director of Financial Security Assurance Holdings Ltd. and Distributed Energy Systems Corp. He was Vice Chairman and Director of Fairbanks Capital Corp. from 2001 through 2005. He was also Chairman of Source One Mortgage Corporation from 1997 to 1999. Previously, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nation Financial Holdings and its predecessor, US WEST Capital.

Paul Koeppe, Chairman of ZBB Energy Board of Directors, said, "We expect Jim's wealth of financial experience will be invaluable as we continue to consider the myriad of financing opportunities such as investment tax credits, customer leasing options and other creative financial alternatives that arise as we grow. Jim's past work with renewable energy technologies such as fuel cells, wind and batteries is an extra plus. We're delighted that Jim has agreed to join the Board of Directors."

About ZBB Energy Corporation
ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB) provides advanced electrical power management platforms targeted at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. ZBB and its power electronics subsidiary, Tier Electronics, LLC have developed a portfolio of intelligent power management platforms that directly integrate multiple renewable and conventional onsite generation sources with rechargeable zinc bromide flow batteries and other storage technology. The company also offers advanced systems to directly connect wind and solar equipment to the grid and systems that can form various levels of micro-grids. Tier Electronics participates in the energy efficiency markets through their hybrid vehicle control systems, and power quality markets with their line of regulation solutions. Together, these platforms solve a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential end customers. A developer and manufacturer of its modular, scalable and environmentally friendly power systems ("ZBB EnerStore™," ZBB EnerSection™, ZBB EnerSystem™), ZBB Energy was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Wisconsin, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit:

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    ZBB Energy Corporation
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