Universal Power Corp.
TSX VENTURE : UNX
FRANKFURT : 3U2A

Universal Power Corp.

February 27, 2008 16:30 ET

Universal Adds Donald Sharpe to Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 27, 2008) - Universal Power Corp. (TSX VENTURE:UNX)(FRANKFURT:3U2A) ("Universal") or (the "Company") announced today that Mr. Donald Sharpe has been appointed to the board of directors of the Company effective immediately.

Mr. Sharpe is the Chairman and CEO of Eden Energy Corp., a US based oil and gas exploration company with operations in Colorado, Nevada and Alberta, Canada. Mr. Sharpe is a professional geophysicist with over 25 years experience in the oil and gas business. He has gained wide experience in exploration, production, marketing, finance and the management of public companies. Mr. Sharpe started his career in oil and gas exploration with Suncor Inc. as an exploration Geophysicist and later a group leader, planning, budgeting and executing exploration programs. Mr. Sharpe has consulted to, managed and served as a director of a number of successful start-up companies including Gemini Energy Inc. and Velvet Exploration Inc.

Mr. Sharpe received a Bachelors of Science in Geophysics from the University of British Columbia in 1981, a Certificate in Business Management from the University of Calgary in 1989 and graduated from the Banff School of Advanced Management in 1991. Mr. Sharpe is member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and the Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Barry Swanson, CEO of Universal stated "we are delighted with the appointment of Mr. Sharpe to Universal's board of directors. His experience and guidance will greatly enhance the Company's ability to develop and exploit our oil and gas business interests".

About Universal

Universal Power Corp. is a Canadian based Energy company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange with 45,219,000 shares issued and outstanding. The Company's target for growth is to acquire strategic properties globally that have highly prospective geology and to advance them through managed exploration programs.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Barry Swanson, Director and CEO

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility of the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

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