ARISE Technologies Corporation Announces Executive Team Changes

    WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 25 /CNW/ - The Board of Directors of ARISE
Technologies Corporation ("ARISE" or the "Company") (TSX: APV) announced today
the appointment of Bart Tichelman as President and Chief Executive Officer of
the Company. Current CEO Ian MacLellan will take on the new role of Chief
Technology Officer (CTO) for ARISE and will serve as Vice-Chair of the
Company's Board of Directors.
    "Bart brings proven leadership and operational experience to the Company,
with the last twelve years being in the Clean-Tech sector," Board Chair Vern
Heinrichs said. "As Company founder, Ian has done a wonderful job leading
ARISE to its current level of success, and he can now focus on the continued
development of our proprietary technology and the broader strategic
opportunities that will contribute to our future success."
    "I am thrilled that Bart has agreed to bring his proven leadership skills
to our Company. I can now focus on technology development as CTO and overall
company strategy and corporate development as Vice Chair," Ian MacLellan
    "I am very excited about the prospect of leading ARISE into the next
phase of the Company's growth," Bart Tichelman said. "ARISE is uniquely
positioned as a result of Ian's vision and drive. He has assembled a terrific
management team and supportive shareholder group. I believe there is no other
opportunity like this in the solar industry."
    Bart Tichelman was the CEO of Serveron Corporation until its sale in
December 2007. Previously he was COO of Xantrex Technology, Inc., and prior to
its acquisition by Xantrex, was President and CEO of Statpower Technologies
Corporation. Bart was also with Cott Corporation, Unitel Communications and
IBM Canada Ltd. He has a B.Sc. (Chemistry) from the University of British

    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: ARISE Technologies Corporation: 65 Northland
Road, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, N2V 1Y8, Gordon Jekubik, Vice President &
Corporate Secretary, (519) 772-5710,,, TSX: APV, ADAX: A3T

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