Azure Dynamics announces filing of a preliminary short form prospectus for an offering of common shares


    TORONTO, Sept. 21 /CNW/ - Azure Dynamics Corporation (TSX: AZD & LSE:
ADC) ("Azure" or the "Company") a leading developer of hybrid electric and
electric powertrains for commercial vehicles announced today the filing of a
preliminary short form prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities
in each of the Provinces of Canada in connection with a proposed public
offering of common shares (the "Offering").
    The number of common shares to be offered and the price for the Offering
have not yet been determined. The common shares are being offered in each of
the provinces of Canada on a best efforts basis, with no minimum number or
dollar amount requirement.
    Paradigm Capital Inc. and Raymond James Ltd. are acting as co-lead agents
in connection with the Offering. The syndicate also includes Clarus Securities
Inc. and Desjardins Securities Inc. The agents for the Offering have also been
granted an option to purchase that number of additional common shares as is
equal to 10% of the size of the Offering for market stabilization and
over-allotment purposes. This option may be exercised in whole or in part
until 30 days after the closing of the Offering.
    The Offering is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited
to, the receipt of all necessary approvals, including the approval of the
Toronto Stock Exchange and the AIM of the London Stock Exchange.
    The Company plans to use the net proceeds of the Offering to fund its
ongoing product development as well as general corporate purposes.

    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.
    For more information, please visit

    The TSX and LSE Exchanges do not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this release.

    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 assumptions on which
the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should
not be placed on the forward-looking statements because Azure can give no
assurance that they will prove to be correct. Since forward-looking statements
address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve
inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from
those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These
include, but are not limited to, the risks associated with Azure's early stage
of development, lack of product revenues and history of losses, requirements
for additional financing, uncertainty as to commercial viability, uncertainty
as to product development and commercialization milestones being met,
uncertainty as to the market for Azure's products and 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
    The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made
as of the date hereof and Azure undertakes no obligation to update publicly or
revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of
new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable
securities laws.

For further information:

For further information: on Azure: Steven Glaser, Vice-President,
Corporate Affairs, (416) 367-0220, Email:

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