OPEL International Inc.
TSX VENTURE : OPL

OPEL International Inc.

May 09, 2008 16:00 ET

Opel International Inc.-Director Resignation

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Opel International Inc. (TSX VENTURE:OPL) ("Opel" or "the Company"), a manufacturer of state-of-the-art high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar products, today announced that it has accepted the resignation of Mr. Daniel Upp, at the age of 67, as a director of the Company and as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Bob Pico, the President and C.E.O. of the Company, was appointed as Interim Chairman until the next Annual General Meeting of the Company to be held on June 19, 2008 in Toronto.

"Dan has been a director since the corporate reorganization that resulted in Opel becoming a publicly traded company," said Robert G. Pico, CEO of Opel. "His contributions during this time, and in the earlier days of the formation of Opel Inc., were key and essential factors that enabled the company to get off to a strong start in the capital markets. All of us at Opel wish him well in his retirement and his future endeavours."

About Opel International

With operations headquartered in Shelton, CT, Opel designs, manufactures and markets innovative, state-of-the-art solar technology products designed to convert solar energy into electricity - at the least possible cost and greatest efficiency. The Company's products, both solar and infrared are based on technology being developed in cooperation with the University of Connecticut (Storrs, CT) and the Canadian National Research Centre (Ottawa, ON). A leader in gallium arsenide and solar photovoltaic technology, the Company has been awarded 23 patents and has 23 more patents pending. Opel's common shares trade on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "OPL". For more information about Opel, please visit the Company's website at www.opelinc.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michel Lafrance, Secretary

Investors are cautioned that except for statements of historical facts, certain statements contained in this news release may include forward-looking information with respect to the Company. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates and projections formulated using assumptions currently believed to be reasonable and involving a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

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