AAER CEO Meets President-Elect Barack Obama at Cardinal Fastener

    MONTREAL, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - AAER Inc. (TSX-V: AAE) ("AAER" or the
"Company"), Canada's only original equipment manufacturer of wind turbines of
1 megawatt ("MW") and more, announced today that on January 16, AAER's
President and Chief Executive Officer, Dave Gagnon, was among a select group
of leading North American wind industry representatives to participate in a
meeting focused on the importance of renewable energy before attending
President-elect Barack Obama's speech at the Cardinal Fastener and Specialty
Co. ("Cardinal Fastener") plant in Bedford Heights, Ohio. Cardinal Fastener is
one of AAER's key suppliers.
    "We are very encouraged by President-elect Obama's commitment to
renewable energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan," said
Mr. Gagnon. "We share Mr. Obama's belief that increasing renewable energy
production will provide much needed stimulus to the North American economy
while leading to greater energy independence and a cleaner and more secure
energy future."
    Before attending President-elect Obama's speech, the wind industry
representatives discussed the economic importance of manufacturing wind
turbines and their components in North America and the need to take an
international leadership position in the industry in order to help drive job
creation and economic recovery.

    About AAER

    AAER is a wind turbine manufacturer located in Bromont, Quebec that
manufactures and maintains high capacity 1 Megawatt or more wind turbines
principally for the North American market. Its strategy is to progressively
build its product's components to provide a high level of reliability and
competitive pricing to its customers. AAER uses a portfolio of proven European
technologies to ensure the performance of its turbines in various wind
conditions and terrains. Its stock is listed on the TSX Venture Exchange
(TSX-V: AAE). Additional information is available on the Company's website at

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains certain forward-looking statements or forward
looking-information. These forward looking statements are subject to a variety
of risks and uncertainties beyond the Corporation's ability to control or
predict which could cause actual events or results to differ materially from
those anticipated in such forward looking statements. Such risks and
uncertainties are disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Annual
Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2007 and dated March 10,

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

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For further information:

For further information: AAER Inc. - Dave Gagnon, President, Telephone:
(450) 534-5155, www.aaer.ca; The Equicom Group Inc. - Glen Williams,
Telephone: (416) 815-0700 ext. 272, gwilliams@equicomgroup.com

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