Highpower Subsidiary, Shenzhen Highpower Technology, Receives 6th Annual Longgang District Governor Quality Award

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA and SHENZHEN, CHINA--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2013) - Highpower International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer and marketer of nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium rechargeable batteries and battery solutions, today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Shenzhen Highpower TechnologyCo. Ltd ("Shenzhen Highpower"), has received the Longgang District's Sixth Annual Governor Quality Award. This award recognizes enterprises that exhibit superior quality across all facets of their business. Shenzhen Highpower was one of only four companies to receive the award in 2013.

"Quality is not only measured in the products and services we deliver to our customers, but also in all aspects of our day-to-day operations and how well our employees fare," commented Mr. George Pan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Highpower International. "The Governor Quality Award is the highest distinction that is awarded by the Government of Longgang District of Shenzhen. We believe it is a clear acknowledgement of our overall level of management and its positive impact on our business, employees, and society."

"Our culture is based on continuous improvement and safe, high quality products. We implement a 'Lean Six Sigma' philosophy at Highpower," said Mr. Gerry Wang, Quality Director of Highpower International, Inc. "Quality is our first and foremost goal to attract and retain our valuable customers. We are also extremely focused on safety in our operational activities and also concentrate heavily on supplier qualification, material selection, product design, and process engineering, which ends up being reflected in the high quality products we deliver to our customers."

About the Longgang District Governor Quality Award

The Longgang District Governor Quality Award was established to access the quality of enterprises in comprehensive manner. Aspects that are reviewed include corporate leadership, strategic development, customer satisfaction, employee wellbeing, social responsibility, process control, market share, financial results, informational system management, industry reputation, and tax records. The Longgang District Government retains a third party professional organization to evaluate thousands of applicants each year through a rigorous review process.

About Highpower International, Inc.

Highpower International was founded in 2001 and produces high-quality Nickel-Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) and lithium-based rechargeable batteries used in a wide range of applications such as mobile devices, electric transportation, energy storage systems, power tools, medical equipment, digital and electronic devices, personal care products, and lighting, etc. With over 3,000 employees and advanced manufacturing facilities located in Shenzhen and Huizhou of China, Highpower is committed to clean technology, not only in the products it makes, but also in the processes of production. The majority of Highpower International's products are distributed to worldwide markets mainly in the United States, Europe, China and Southeast Asia.

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