Tonbridge Power Inc.

Tonbridge Power Inc.

June 23, 2009 08:00 ET

Tonbridge Power Inc. Announces Letter Agreement to Finance MATL Construction

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2009) - Tonbridge Power Inc. (TSX VENTURE:TBZ) ("the Company") announced that it has entered into a Letter Agreement ("Agreement") with the Western Area Power Administration ("Western"), a power marketing administration of the US Department of Energy (see

Pursuant to the Agreement, negotiations are underway with Montana Alberta Tie Ltd, (MATL), for up to USD$161M in senior debt, an amount sufficient to complete the construction of the MATL project. In addition, MATL has entered into negotiations with Western regarding certain partnership considerations with respect to the MATL project.

This funding will be provided pursuant to the Section 402 of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009. This transaction will close upon the successful completion of due diligence and execution of definitive agreements between MATL and Western. The Letter Agreement expires July 31, 2009 or upon funding.

The Company is the 100% controlling shareholder of Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. ("MATL"), which is developing a 300 MW, 230kV transmission line to interconnect the electricity markets of Alberta and the US. Tonbridge is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and trades under the symbol "TBZ".

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