Stock Option Grant for Non Executive Directors



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    VANCOUVER, June 1 /CNW/ - VRB Power Systems Inc. (TSX-V: VRB) announces
the issuance of 201,446 incentive stock options exercisable for a period of
five years at an exercise price of $0.47 to the non-executive directors of the
Company. These options are granted in lieu of cash compensation for the
services of the independent directors.
    The stock options are granted pursuant to the Company's stock option plan
and are subject to regulatory approval.

    About VRB Power

    Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, VRB Power Systems Inc. is an energy
storage technology developer which is marketing, selling and manufacturing
products utilizing the patented VRB Energy Storage System ("VRB-ESS(TM)"). The
VRB-ESS can economically store and supply large amounts of electricity on
demand and is focused on stationary applications. It is a long life, cost
effective, low maintenance, efficient technology that allows for the
scalability of power and storage capacity independently. The VRB-ESS is
particularly beneficial to renewable energy providers, utilities and end users
through its ability to "inventory" electricity, allowing for the optimal match
of supply and demand.
    The VRB-ESS is well suited for a variety of applications. Enabling the
provision of "firm" capacity from intermittent renewable generation such as
wind and solar; more cost effective and efficient generation of electricity in
remote areas; capital deferral for utilities; and load levelling (peak
shaving) applications. The VRB-ESS is also capable of providing backup power
solutions including applications for utility sub-stations and
telecommunication sites. The VRB-ESS is characterized by having the lowest
ecological impact of all energy storage technologies and is unlike most other
conventional energy storage systems that rely on substances such as lead or
cadmium.

    Caution regarding forward-looking statements: VRB Power's press releases
may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are based on
management's current expectations and beliefs which are subject to a number of
known and unknown risks and uncertainties (including, but not limited to, the
risk factors described in VRB Power's Annual Information Form filed with the
British Columbia Securities Commission and available at www.sedar.com) that
could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or
implied in our forward-looking statements. The Company does not assume any
obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press
release.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

    Simon Clarke
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Development





For further information:

For further information: VRB Power Systems Inc. at (604) 697-8820;
Investor Relations at (604) 697-8835; Or visit the company's web site at:
www.vrbpower.com

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