Tonbridge Power Announces work stoppage on MATL Project and new ruling from Montana Supreme Court

TSX Venture Exchange
Symbol: TBZ

TORONTO, June 8, 2011 /CNW/ - Tonbridge Power Inc. (TSXV-TBZ) announced today that construction activities on the MATL project have been halted pending resolution of a dispute with its EPC contractor. The company is working toward a resumption of construction as quickly as possible with a view to meeting the company's goal of delivering an operating transmission line by late 2011.

The company is pleased to also announce that the Montana Supreme Court yesterday reversed the December 12, 2010 District Court decision which had denied MATL a possession order in an action against landowner Larry Salois. The lower court decision was reversed on the basis that House Bill 198 is now law and provides MATL with eminent domain authority to acquire easements for the line when negotiations do not succeed. The Supreme Court found that the earlier ruling was in conflict with current law and that House Bill 198 applied retroactively to MATL. The Supreme Court remanded the Salois case to the District Court, effectively returning the proceedings to the point at which MATL had asked for a possession order. The Supreme Court ruling clears up some uncertainty regarding the remaining land acquisition options for MATL, and the company looks forward to concluding negotiations with Mr. Salois and all other landowners on the route of the line.

Tonbridge Power Inc. is a Toronto-based developer of electrical transmission assets, whose principal asset is a 100% interest in Montana Alberta Tie Ltd. ("MATL"). Shares of the Corporation are traded on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol "TBZ". The Corporation's financial statements and other filings can be found on SEDAR.

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SOURCE Tonbridge Power Inc.

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