Smartcool Systems Appointment Elden Schorn to Board of Directors

VANCOUVER, Jan. 15 /CNW/ - Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSXV: SSC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Elden Schorn to the company's Board of Directors. Mr. Schorn brings with him a wealth of experience within both the North American corporate, as well as government, sectors.

Mr. Schorn is the current President, and founder, of Windstone Financial Corp., a company providing financial and management advisory services, as well as governmental relations assistance, to the private sector, as well as federal and provincial governments. Schorn has also held senior positions in both the Federal Government, and the Government of Alberta. His roles within the Federal Government have included Director General of Western Diversification Canada, Administrator of the Northern Pipeline Agency, as well as Consul and Senior Investment Advisor for Canada at the Canadian Consulate, based in New York.

Within the Government of Alberta, Mr. Schorn has held the role of Executive Director of Northern Development and is also no stranger to the BC region, where he has held the post of Head of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Association in British Columbia.

George Burnes, President and CEO of Smartcool Systems Inc., states: "I am pleased to announce the appointment of Elden Schorn to the Smartcool Systems Board of Directors, and am confident that his unique insight and experience within both the private, as well as governmental sectors, will aid in driving the company forward". Mr. Burnes went on to add that the appointment coincides with a number of positive developments within the company over the past fiscal year, and that Mr. Schorn's professional reputation and advice and would undoubtedly aid in the company's drive to expand within the energy efficiency sector.

About Smartcool Systems Inc.

Smartcool Systems Inc. (TSX-V: SSC) manufactures and distributes the Smartcool Energy Saving Module (ESM)(TM) and the ECO3(TM), which make refrigeration and air conditioning systems more efficient, resulting in proven cost savings, reduced energy consumption, and a smaller carbon footprint. The Smartcool ESM(TM) can be retrofitted to existing refrigeration and air conditioning systems and is compatible with all known control systems. More than 26,000 units have been installed worldwide for customers such as supermarkets, food distributors, telecommunications companies, hospitals, and hotels. Smartcool's new ECO3(TM) provides the same environmental and cost-saving benefits to residential and commercial customers using one and two compressor cooling systems.

SOURCE Smartcool Systems Inc.

For further information: For further information: Investors: George Burnes, (604) 669-1388 or georgeb@smartcool.net; Jeff Walker, Howard Group, (403) 221-0915 Ext. 222; Sales: Cameron Hunter, (604) 669-1388 or hunter@smartcool.net

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