U.S. Geothermal Inc.

U.S. Geothermal Inc.

August 29, 2016 08:00 ET

U.S. Geothermal Inc. Appoints Scott L. Anderson as Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

BOISE, IDAHO--(Marketwired - Aug. 29, 2016) - U.S. Geothermal Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT:HTM), a leading and profitable renewable energy company focused on the development, production, and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, today announced the appointment of Scott L. Anderson as Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.

In this position, Mr. Anderson will report directly to Dennis Gilles, Chief Executive Officer, and will be based at the Company's Corporate Headquarters in Boise, Idaho. Mr. Anderson will be responsible for U.S. Geothermal's global investor relations programs. He serves as the principle spokesperson and point of contact with the analyst and investment community and is also responsible for the timely dissemination of information and data to these important stakeholders.

Mr. Anderson brings more than 17 years of experience to U.S. Geothermal, having served in various investor relations and corporate communications roles at such companies as Qualcomm, Qorvo (formerly RF Micro Devices), Actavis (formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals), and O2Micro International Limited. Mr. Anderson has a B.A. degree in Communication Arts & Sciences from the University of Southern California.

"We are excited that Scott has joined U.S. Geothermal to drive the investor relations function, and to allow us to better support our investors and the analyst community as we build a bigger and stronger company," said U.S. Geothermal CEO Dennis Gilles. "Scott's extensive experience at micro-cap and large-cap companies, coupled with his long-standing relationships with the research and institutional investment community, will serve us well in advancing our investor relations efforts and engaging the investment community to better realize our true value."

About U.S. Geothermal Inc.:

U.S. Geothermal Inc. is a leading and profitable renewable energy company focused on the development, production, and sale of electricity from geothermal energy. The company is currently operating geothermal power projects at Neal Hot Springs, Oregon, San Emidio, Nevada and Raft River, Idaho for a total power generation of approximately 45 MWs. The company is also developing an additional 90 MW's of projects at: the Geysers, California; a second phase project at San Emidio, Nevada; at Crescent Valley, Nevada; and the El Ceibillo project located near Guatemala City, Guatemala. US Geothermal's growth strategy is to reach 200 MWs of generation by 2020 through a combination of internal development and strategic acquisitions.

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