ARISE Hires VP and GM for Systems Division

    WATERLOO, ON, Jan. 14 /CNW/ - ARISE Technologies Corporation ("ARISE" or
the "Company") (TSX: APV) is pleased to announce that it has hired Bert
Pendergast as Vice President and General Manager for the ARISE Systems
    Bert is an accomplished global executive with over 20 years of divisional
general management success in the high tech industry, most recently as
Celestica's Global VP/GM Aftermarket Services. Previously he was VP/GM Field
Services for Solectron and prior to its acquisition by Solectron, was
President and CEO of NULOGIX Technical Services. He also spent 19 years at IBM
including 5 years in Divisional and General Manager roles.
    Ian MacLellan, President and CEO of ARISE commented, "I am particularly
delighted Bert is joining us at this exciting time of growth and market
opportunity. Bert will be a terrific addition to our senior management team
with his extensive marketing and general management experience."

    About ARISE

    ARISE Technologies is dedicated to accelerating the use of solar energy
in mainstream markets. The Company's shares are listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange under the symbol APV and on the Frankfurt Open Market Exchange under
the symbol A3T. Additional information is available at and

    Certain statements contained in this press release may be considered as
    forward-looking. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and
    uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from
    estimated or implied results.

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For further information:

For further information: Contacts: ARISE Technologies Corporation, 65
Northland Road, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2V 1Y8, Tel. (519) 725-2244, Fax:
(519) 725-8907,; Gordon Jekubik, VP and Corporate Secretary,
(519) 772-5710,

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