Azure Dynamics announces changes to management team

    TORONTO, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD & LSE: ADC)
("Azure" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Mr. Curt Anthony
Huston as Chief Operating Officer effective August 06, 2007. David E. Deacon,
Executive Vice President and Deputy Chairman, and Gregory P. Francis,
President and Chief Operating Officer, will resign their positions, effective
August 20, 2007. David Deacon will continue to serve as a non-executive
Director of the Board and Greg Francis will support the Company's strategic
development in an advisory capacity.
    Scott Harrison, Azure's Chief Executive Officer stated, "Curt Huston is a
key addition to our management team. His proven leadership capabilities and
breadth of experience in automotive industry sales, marketing and global
supply chain management will be instrumental in increasing our production
capabilities, and advancing our sales and marketing programs."
    Mr. Huston was formerly Vice President, North American Wheel Operations
at Hayes Lemmerz, a U.S. Tier 1 auto supplier, with more than US$2 billion in
annual revenue. At Hayes Lemmerz, Mr. Huston was responsible for a US $400
million business division with 1,000 employees and four manufacturing
facilities. During his tenure, Mr. Huston led a number of organizational
restructuring and process improvement initiatives that resulted in significant
improvement in the division's financial performance. He also led new business
initiatives that expanded the group's customer base to include Toyota, Nissan
and BMW.
    Prior to Hayes Lemmerz, Mr. Huston was a senior manager at Honeywell
International, a global Fortune 100 company with operations in the automotive,
aerospace and engineered materials sectors. At Honeywell, Mr. Huston was
responsible for the operational performance and strategic planning process for
eight manufacturing facilities within the Company's North American and
European automotive parts business. Mr. Huston began his career with General
Motors Corporation. During his tenure at General Motors, he held various
positions of increasing responsibility and was responsible for sourcing,
maintenance and purchasing of components. Mr. Huston holds a Bachelor of
Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the GMI Engineering and
Management Institute, Michigan and a Master of Science degree from the
University of Dayton, Ohio.
    Mr. Harrison went on to say, "David and Greg have played key roles in the
successful development of our business. As we move forward in advancing the
commercialization of our products, we look forward to their continued
strategic contributions at the Board level."

    About Azure Dynamics

    Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD) (LSE: ADC) is a world leader in the
development and production of hybrid electric and electric components and
powertrain systems for commercial vehicles. Azure is strategically targeting
the commercial delivery vehicle and shuttle bus markets and is currently
working internationally with various partners and customers. The Company is
committed to providing customers and partners with innovative, cost-efficient,
and environmentally-friendly energy management solutions. Azure Dynamics'
operations are based in North America and Europe.
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    Forward-looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. More
particularly, this press release contains statements concerning Azure's
business development strategy, projected commercial revenues and product
    The forward-looking statements are based on certain key expectations and
assumptions made by Azure, including expectations and assumptions concerning
achievement of current timetables for development programs, target market
acceptance of Azure's products, current and new product performance,
availability and cost of labour and expertise, and evolving markets for power
for transportation vehicles. Although Azure believes that the expectations and
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Azure's early stage of development, lack of product revenues and history of
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viability, uncertainty as to product development and commercialization
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unproven acceptance of Azure's technology, competition for capital, product
market and personnel, uncertainty as to target markets, dependence upon third
parties, changes in environmental laws or policies, uncertainty as to patent
and proprietary rights, availability of management and key personnel, and
acquisition integration risk. These risks are set out in more detail in
Azure's annual information form which can be accessed at
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new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable
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