Tonbridge Power Announces Management Succession

TSX Venture Exchange
Symbol: TBZ

TORONTO, June 13, 2011 /CNW/ - Tonbridge Power Inc. (TSXV-TBZ), the parent company of Montana Alberta Tie Ltd., announced today that Chief Executive Officer ("CEO") Mr. Johan van 't Hof has decided not to seek reappointment as a Director at the company's Annual General Meeting on June 28, 2011 and will step down as CEO at that time.  Mr. van 't  Hof has been CEO for the past seven years, guiding the MATL transmission project from its inception into the construction phase. He will continue as a Special Advisor to the Tonbridge Board.

"It's the right time for me to make a change and pursue other opportunities," Mr. van 't Hof said. "I've led this team through a challenging process and I'm very proud of our accomplishments, but it's time to pass the reins to others."

Mr. Robert van Beers, Tonbridge's Chief Operations Officer ("COO"), will be appointed by the Tonbridge Board as the new CEO with effect on June 28.  Mr. van Beers, who retains his role as President of the company's operating subsidiary MATL, will continue to oversee the MATL transmission project.

Also stepping down effective June 28 is Ms. Caren Narvet, the company's Chief Financial Officer ("CFO").  Ms. Narvet will advise the company over the next several months in the transition to new financial leadership.  Mr. Robert McFarlane, the company's Chief Business Officer, will succeed Ms. Narvet as CFO.  Mr. Ryan Farquhar will remain as Vice President and General Counsel.  Mr. McFarlane and Mr. Farquhar will report to Mr. van Beers.

"Both Mr. van 't Hof and Ms. Narvet have worked long and hard, and their efforts are appreciated," Board Chairman John Etchart said.  "Tonbridge started as a simple dream and has come a long, long way. Now, we believe our new team will provide excellent leadership in the successful completion of the MATL project and the achievement of our business goals."

Tonbridge Power is a Toronto-based developer of power transmission projects, and parent company of the MATL cross-border transmission project. MATL will interconnect the electricity markets of Alberta and Montana and, once completed, will be the first power transmission line of its kind between Montana and Alberta.

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This news release contains "forward-looking statements", within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation, concerning the business, operations and financial performance and condition of the Company. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to future revenues. Generally, these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes", or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "should", "would", "might" or "will be taken", "occur" or "be achieved". Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including but not limited to: the conditionality of the revenue contracts, risks related to the financing or construction of the transmission line; risks related to the performance of parties contracting for transmission capacity; delays in obtaining governmental approvals, permits or project financing or in the completion of development or construction activities, requirements for additional capital, government regulation, environmental risks as well as those factors discussed in the Company's MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2010 and Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2009, available on Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements that are incorporated by reference herein, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Service Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

SOURCE Tonbridge Power Inc.

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