Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
TSX VENTURE : NGP
OTC Bulletin Board : NGLPF

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

May 16, 2008 16:43 ET

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. Completes Private Placement Total Proceeds C$15,000,000

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) - Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. (NGP) (TSX VENTURE:NGP)(OTCBB:NGLPF) announced that it has closed the previously announced bought deal private placement (April 24, 2008), including an over-allotment, for a total of 15,000,000 common shares ("Shares") at C$1.00 per Share for gross proceeds of C$15,000,000.

Dundee Securities Corporation acted as lead underwriter on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters including Clarus Securities Inc. and Jacob & Company Securities Inc. (collectively, the "Underwriters"). The Underwriters received a 6% cash commission together with an option (the "Compensation Option") to acquire that number of Shares that is equal to 7% of the number of Shares issued. The Compensation Option entitles the Underwriters to purchase common shares exercisable at C$1.00 per share for a period of 18 months following closing of the Offering. The securities are subject to a four month hold period.

The net proceeds of the offering will be used to fund further development at the Blue Mountain Geothermal site, development of other existing projects and for working capital.

About Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc. is a renewable energy company developing geothermal projects in the United States to provide electrical energy that is clean, renewable and sustainable. NGP currently owns a 100% leasehold interest in four properties: Blue Mountain Phase 1 to be on line by the end of 2009, Pumpernickel, Black Warrior, all located in Nevada and Crump Geyser in Oregon.

Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.

Brian D. Fairbank, P. Eng., President & CEO

This Press Release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We have tried, whenever possible, to identify these forward-looking statements using words such as "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "expects", "plans", "intends", "potential", and similar expressions. These statements reflect our current belief and are based upon currently available information. Accordingly, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which could cause the Company's actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. We undertake no obligation to update or advise in the event of any change, addition, or alteration to the information catered in this Press Release including such forward-looking statements.

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Contact Information

  • Nevada Geothermal Power Inc.
    Shelley Kirk
    Investor Inquiries
    (604) 688-1553 X118 or Toll Free: 1-866-688-0808 X118
    Website: www.nevadageothermal.com
    or
    Pro-Edge Consultants Inc.
    Tracy Weslosky or Fred Cowans
    (416) 581-0177 or Toll Free: 1-866-544-9622
    Email: info@pro-edge.com
    Website: www.pro-edge.com