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Hammond Power Solutions Inc. Announces Intention to Acquire Italian Transformer Company

HPS to acquire Marnate Trasformatori s.r.l. in Italy

GUELPH, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 02/08/13 -- Hammond Power Solutions Inc. ("HPS") (TSX:HPS.A) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Marnate Trasformatori s.r.l. ("Marnate") in Italy to acquire a 100% equity ownership of its business.

Marnate is involved in the design and manufacture of cast resin transformers and has an excellent reputation in the industry for product quality and reliability.

Marnate's annual revenues in 2012 were approximately CDN $8,000,000.

HPS expects the deal to close in mid-February, 2013.

About Hammond Power Solutions Inc.

Hammond Power Solutions Inc. (TSX:HPS.A) is a North American leader for the design and manufacture of dry-type custom electrical engineered magnetics, electrical dry-type and cast resin transformers. Leading edge engineering capabilities, high quality products, and responsive service to customers' needs have all served to establish HPS as a technical and innovative leader in the electrical and electronic industries.

HPS has operations in Canada, United States, Mexico, India and Italy.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including statements that relate to among other things, HPS's strategies, intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations and estimates, and can generally be identified by the use of words such as "may", "will", "could", "should", "would", "likely", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "objective" and "continue" and words and expressions of similar import. Although HPS believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Certain material factors or assumptions are applied in making forward-looking statements, and actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include but are not limited to: HPS's ability to close the transaction with Marnate; general business and economic conditions (including but not limited to currency rates); changes in laws and regulations; legal and regulatory proceedings; and the ability to execute strategic plans. HPS does not undertake any obligation to update publicly or to revise any of the forward-looking statements contained in this document, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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Contacts:
Hammond Power Solutions Inc.
W.G. (Bill) Hammond
Chairman & CEO
(519) 822 - 2441

Hammond Power Solutions Inc.
Chris R. Huether
CFO & Secretary
(519) 822 - 2441

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