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U.S. Geothermal Replaces Expiring Shelf Registration

BOISE, IDAHO--(Marketwired - Dec 2, 2013) - U.S. Geothermal Inc. (TSX:GTH)(NYSE MKT:HTM), a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, announced that on November 29, 2013 it filed a replacement shelf registration statement on Form S-3 with the SEC. The replacement shelf registration statement was filed as routine course of business due to the impending expiration of the Company's existing $50 million shelf registration statement that, under SEC rules, would have expired on December 1, 2013. Pursuant to SEC rules, the expiration date of the existing shelf registration statement has been extended until the earlier of the effective date of the replacement shelf registration statement or May 30, 2014. The Company has no immediate plans to sell any additional stock under the replacement shelf registration statement at this time, but wishes to preserve the option in support of its future growth and development of its projects as well as strategic M&A opportunities.

Upon effectiveness, the Company may use the replacement shelf registration statement to offer and sell from time to time for a period of three years in one or more public offerings up to $50 million of common stock, warrants, or units consisting of any combination thereof. The terms of any securities offered under the replacement shelf registration statement, and the intended use of the net proceeds resulting therefrom, will be established at the times of any future offerings and will be described in prospectus supplements filed at such times with the SEC.

The replacement shelf registration statement has been filed with the SEC but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time it becomes effective. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy the securities, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to the registration or qualification under securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. Any offering of these securities will be made solely by means of a prospectus and an accompanying prospectus supplement relating to that offering.

About U.S. Geothermal Inc.:

U.S. Geothermal Inc. is a leading renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy and is operating geothermal power projects at Neal Hot Springs, Oregon, San Emidio, Nevada and Raft River, Idaho. The company is currently developing a second phase project at San Emidio Nevada, as well as El Ceibillo, an advanced stage, geothermal prospect located within a 24,710 acre (100sq km) energy rights concession area located 8.5 miles (14 km) from Guatemala City, the largest city in Central America.

The information provided in this news release may contain forward-looking statements within the definition of the Safe Harbor provisions of the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on U.S. Geothermal Inc.'s current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those described, including but not limited to, the results from the exploration, production and injection well drilling at El Ceibillo and San Emidio II. Readers are cautioned to review the risk factors identified by the company in its filings with Canadian and US securities agencies. Forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations, beliefs and opinions on the date the statements are made. U.S. Geothermal Inc. assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements if management's expectations, beliefs, or opinions, or other factors, should change.

The NYSE MKT and the TSX do not accept responsibility for the adequacy of this release.