PowerSecure Increases Ownership of Growing Solar and LED Businesses to 100 Percent

Also adds capabilities to utility infrastructure safety program

Business Wire

WAKE FOREST, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

PowerSecure International, Inc. (POWR) today announced that it has gained 100 percent ownership of its solar business with the purchase of the final 10 percent ownership stake from Southern Energy Management and also has gained 100 percent ownership of its IES LED lighting business with the purchase of the final 33 percent ownership interest from IES.

In addition, PowerSecure has acquired Powerline EHV & Safety Training, LLC, a leader in utility infrastructure safety training. This acquisition further enhances the company’s strong focus on its safety programs.

The company completed these three transactions for approximately $1.3 million in cash and approximately $3.0 million in common stock, for a total aggregate value of approximately $4.3 million.

As a result of these transactions, PowerSecure is now positioned to capture 100 percent of the net income from these businesses in the future, and has bolstered its utility infrastructure safety and training programs with additional resources and capabilities.

“These transactions reflect our growing confidence in our solar and LED businesses and allow us to capture full value for our success, while our continued investments in the safety and training of our utility infrastructure teams reflect our commitment to serving our utility partners with the safest and most productive crews in the industry,” said Sidney Hinton, chief executive officer of PowerSecure.

“Given the momentum we are seeing, we anticipate the cumulative impact of these acquisitions will be modestly accretive to 2013 earnings,” Hinton added.

About PowerSecure

PowerSecure International, Inc. is a leading provider of utility and energy technologies to electric utilities, and their industrial, institutional and commercial customers. PowerSecure provides products and services in the areas of Interactive Distributed Generation ® (IDG®), energy efficiency and utility infrastructure. The company is a pioneer in developing IDG® power systems with sophisticated smart grid capabilities, including the ability to 1) forecast electricity demand and electronically deploy the systems to deliver more efficient, and environmentally friendly, power at peak power times, 2) provide utilities with dedicated electric power generation capacity to utilize for demand response purposes and 3) provide customers with the most dependable standby power in the industry. Its proprietary distributed generation system designs utilize a range of technologies to deliver power, including renewables.

The company’s energy efficiency business develops energy efficient lighting technologies that improve the quality of light, including its proprietary EfficientLights® LED lighting products for grocery, drug and convenience stores, and its SecureLite area light and PowerLite street lights for utilities and municipalities. PowerSecure also provides electric utilities with transmission and distribution infrastructure maintenance and construction services, and engineering and regulatory consulting services. Additional information is available at www.powersecure.com.

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Contact:
PowerSecure International, Inc.
John Bluth, 919-453-2103

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