ARISE Technologies Appoints Garry West to Board

    WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 23 /CNW/ - ARISE Technologies Corporation (TSX: APV
and Frankfurt: A3T), which is dedicated to becoming a leader in
high-performance, cost-effective solar technology, today announced the
appointment of Garry J. West, FCA, to its Board of Directors.
    Mr. West was Managing Partner for Southwestern Ontario (2001-2006) for
Ernst & Young LLP, responsible for the accounting firm's practice in Kitchener
and London. From 1986 to 2000, Mr. West was a Managing Partner for Ernst &
Young's Toronto North Office, following which he was appointed People Leader
in the firm's Toronto Technology Communication and Entertainment Practice. He
received his B.A. from the University of Toronto, became a Chartered
Accountant in 1974 and a FCA in 2006.
    "Mr. West brings to our Board valuable additional audit, accounting, and
related expertise as he has worked with clients in technology, communications,
manufacturing, and services businesses," said Vern Heinrichs, Chairman of the
Board. "He has worked extensively in developing strategic plans for
entrepreneurial clients, assisted in negotiating acquisitions and
divestitures, and worked with international organizations. His clients have
included registrants with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that
have filed under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as
companies that use International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)."
    In addition, Mr. West has served an Interim Chief Financial Officer for
ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (October 2007-February 2008), is a
Director and Chair of the Audit Committee for a TSX-Venture-listed company,
BSM Technologies Inc. Mr. West has been active with a number of not-for-profit
organizations, including serving as Treasurer of Cambridge Memorial Hospital
(2003-2007), as President of the Royal Canadian Golf Association (2007),
President of The Ontario Golf Association (1999), former Chairman of the
Canadian Open Golf Championship, and is Secretary of the Bayview Golf and
Country Club.

    About ARISE Technologies

    ARISE Technologies Corporation, based in Waterloo, Ontario, is dedicated
to becoming a leader in high-performance, cost-effective solar technology. The
company operates through three divisions. The PV Cell Division manufactures PV
(photovoltaic) cells at its first manufacturing plant in Bischofswerda,
Germany. The division is developing proprietary technology with a target of
achieving a step-by-step progression to a high-efficiency level of greater
than 20 percent. The PV Silicon Division is using a proprietary method to
produce silicon at 7N+ high-purity (99.99999 percent purity) for PV cell
applications, based on a simplified chemical vapor deposition process. The
division is focusing on scaling up its process to provide ARISE with control
over its supply, costs, and quality. The PV Systems Division provides complete
turnkey PV solutions for solar farms and rooftop installations under the
Ontario standard offer program.
    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

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this news release may be considered to be
forward-looking. Such statements are based on management's current
expectations, estimations, and assumptions based on experience, trends, and
other factors that are subject to the significant risks and uncertainties
described in our regulatory filings. Please refer to these. Such risks and
uncertainties may include, but are not limited to, the effects of general
economic conditions, changing foreign exchange rates, actions by government
authorities, uncertainties associated with legal proceedings and negotiations,
industry supply levels, competitive pricing pressures and misjudgments in the
course of preparing forward-looking statements. ARISE assumes no obligation to
update any forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual
results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

For further information:

For further information: ARISE Technologies Corporation, 65 Northland
Road, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2V 1Y8, Dave Chornaby, Chief Financial
Officer, (519) 772-5732,,

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