Ballard Announces 2008 Operating Achievements and 2009 Outlook Conference Call

    VANCOUVER, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD; NASDAQ:  
BLDPD) will hold a conference call to discuss its 2008 operating achievements
and provide an outlook for 2009 on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. PST
(11:00 a.m. EST).
    Access to the call may be obtained by calling the operator at
604-638-5340 before the scheduled start time. A playback version of the call
will be available for 24 hours after the call at 604-638-9010. The
confirmation number to access the playback is 6325 followed by the number
sign. The simultaneous audio web cast can be accessed at and will be archived
for replay.

    About Ballard

    Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD; NASDAQ:   BLDPD) is recognized as a world
leader in the design, development, manufacture and sale of clean energy fuel
cell products. Ballard's mission is to accelerate fuel cell product adoption.
To learn more about what Ballard is doing with Power to Change the World(R),
    As per NASDAQ rules, for a period of 20 trading days following the
effective date of the arrangement with Superior Plus Income Fund, the company
will trade on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "BLDPD" to notify the
market that the company has gone through a substitution listing event.
Beginning on February 2, 2009, the company will trade again under the usual
symbol of "BLDP".

    Ballard, the Ballard logo and Power to Change the World are registered
trademarks of Ballard Power Systems Inc.

For further information:

For further information: or to arrange an interview with a Ballard
spokesperson, please contact Amy Harada Bradley at telephone number (604)
412-7913, or on e-mail

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