Ballard to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 5 /CNW/ - Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD; NASDAQ:   BLDP)
today announced that John Sheridan, President & CEO, will present at the
following investor conferences:

    -  Deutsche Bank 2009 Small and Mid Cap Conference in Naples, Florida, on
       Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 7:20 a.m. ET (live webcast available);
    -  CIBC World Markets Clean Energy Investor Conference in Vancouver,
       British Columbia, on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. ET
       (live audiocast available).

    Mr. Sheridan will discuss Ballard's strategy and opportunities within key
fuel cell markets. Visit to listen to the live webcast or
audiocast. A playback version of the webcast or audiocast will be available in
Ballard's Investor Events section of the website for approximately 90 days
following the conferences.

    About Ballard Power Systems

    Ballard Power Systems (TSX: BLD; NASDAQ:   BLDP) 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),

    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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