ZBB Energy Joins the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt)

ZBB to Present at NAATBatt Annual Conference and Symposium in January 2013

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MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent power and energy management technologies, today announced that the Company is joining the National Alliance for Advanced Technology Batteries (NAATBatt), www.naatbatt.org. At the NAATBatt Annual Conference and Symposium, to be held January 16-18, 2013 in Austin, Texas, ZBB Energy will be sharing a featured presentation titled "Ensuring Reliable Power in Unreliable Environments," highlighting the enabling capabilities of ZBB's comprehensive power control and energy storage technologies.

NAATBatt is a not-for-profit trade association of foreign and domestic corporations, associations and research institutions focused on the manufacture of large format advanced batteries for use in transportation and large scale energy storage applications in the United States. Members include advanced battery and electrode manufacturers, materials suppliers, vehicle makers, electric utilities, equipment vendors, service providers, universities and national laboratories.

NAATBatt's core missions are to grow the North American market for products incorporating advanced energy storage technology and to reduce the cost of those products to U.S. consumers. The two missions are intimately related. NAATBatt believes that the high cost of electrochemical energy storage, compared to competing technologies, is the principal barrier to widespread adoption of large format advanced battery technology. NAATBatt supports the adoption of public policies and the development of new technologies and industrial standards that will reduce the price to consumers of large format, advanced batteries and the products that use them.

NAATBatt provides a platform for battery manufacturers, advanced materials suppliers, vehicle makers, recharging solution providers and electric utilities to work together across industry boundaries in order to address the challenges of large scale electrochemical energy storage. NAATBatt programs help advance energy storage technology and promote best practices among industry members. By providing better information about the North American market and networking opportunities for those companies that wish to serve it, NAATBatt helps to make the advanced battery industry more efficient and more successful.

About ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products targeted at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. ZBB and its power electronics subsidiary, Tier Electronics, LLC, have developed a portfolio of integrated power management platforms that combine advanced power and energy controls plus energy storage to optimize renewable energy sources and conventional power inputs whether connected to the grid or not. Tier Electronics participates in the energy efficiency markets through their hybrid vehicle control systems, and power quality markets with their line of regulation solutions. Together, these platforms solve a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, industrial and residential end customers. Founded in 1986, ZBB's platforms ensure optimal efficiencies today, while offering the flexibility to adapt and scale to future requirements. ZBB's corporate offices and production facilities are located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit www.zbbenergy.com.

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David Mossberg
Three Part Advisors, LLC
817-310-0051

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