Active Power and Digital China Information Service Company Limited Enter Into Partnership Agreement

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AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2013) - As a strategic part of its growth moving forward and to expand its distribution of products into the China market, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW), manufacturer of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and modular infrastructure solutions, has entered into a partnership agreement with Digital China Information Service Company Limited (DCITS), China's No. 1 IT solutions distribution and system integration firm. DCITS is a subsidiary of Digital China Holdings Limited (HK00861), a Fortune China 100 company.

Under the new agreement, DCITS will market and sell Active Power's CleanSource® UPS and CleanSource® High Density UPS products and PowerHouse™ products through its field sales offices in 19 of 22 mainland provinces in China as well as key geographies in the greater Asian market. The partnership also provides for joint sales and marketing and technical support.

"We continue to see significant growth occurring in the China data center market which is driving an increased investment in physical infrastructure sales," said Eddie Yan, vice president, Solutions Group, DCITS. "With this growth, we see tremendous opportunity for Active Power's highly differentiated product line and believe these offerings will be compelling for our IT customer base. We are excited to take part in extending Active Power to customers as part of our portfolio of data center solutions."

"We are excited and proud to have the largest IT solutions provider in China partner with us to further extend our reach in the region and build upon the success we've had with some of China's leading innovators in data center design," said Doug Milner, president and CEO, at Active Power. "Having a leading firm like DCITS, with its extensive IT experience and strong business relationships, join us as one of our China based partners further validates our product offerings and value proposition of unmatched power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership."

About Digital China
Digital China Information Service Company Limited is the largest integrated IT services provider in the Greater China area. DCITS provides end-to-end integrated IT services for customers on the back of a complete IT services value chain that covers IT planning and consultation, IT infrastructure system integration, design and implementation of solutions, design and development of application software, outsourcing of IT system operations and maintenance, IT distribution and maintenance, etc. For further information about DCITS, please visit the Group's website at www.dcits.com and www.digitalchina.com.hk.

About Active Power
Founded in 1992, Active Power (NASDAQ: ACPW) designs and manufactures uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems and modular infrastructure solutions that enable data centers and other mission critical operations to remain 'on' 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The combined benefits of its products' power density, reliability, and total cost of ownership are unmatched in the market and enable the world's leading companies to achieve their most forward thinking data center designs. The company's products and solutions are built with pride in Austin, Texas, at a state-of-the-art, ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturing and test facility. Global customers are served via Austin and three regional operations centers located in the United Kingdom, Germany, and China, that support the deployment of systems in more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.activepower.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Any forward-looking statements and all other statements that may be made in this news release that are not historical facts are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially. Specific risks include delays in new product development, product performance and quality issues and the acceptance of our current and new products by the power quality market. Please refer to Active Power filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for more information on the risk factors that could cause actual results to differ.

Active Power and CleanSource are registered trademarks of Active Power, Inc. The Active Power logo and PowerHouse are trademarks of Active Power, Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective companies.

SOURCE: Active Power, Inc.

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