Ram Power Announces Corporate Reorganization and Strategic Initiatives

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Ram Power, Corp. (RPG.TO), a renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, announced a corporate reorganization and strategic initiatives to enhance long-term cash flow and shareholder value.

In January 2013, the Board of Directors requested the Special Committee composed of the independent directors to conduct an extensive review of its current corporate structure with a focus on maximizing long-term cash flow. The Board, based on the recommendations of the Special Committee, approved a series of actions as follows:

Corporate Reorganization:


The Company will conduct a reorganization of its corporate office in Reno, Nevada, reducing both expenses and staffing levels to better align the organization to focus primarily on its Nicaragua operations including the continuing operation of the San Jacinto resource, the development of a binary unit at San Jacinto, and the exploitation of its Casita resource. The corporate reorganization will take place during the current quarter. The reorganization is expected to save approximately $4 million a year annually in corporate administrative cash expense or approximately 50% of the Company's current forecast for 2013 and 2014. After severance and other costs, the Company expects that the net impact of the reorganization in 2013 will be a savings of approximately $3 million.

Strategic Initiatives:

Geysers Project - The Company's Special Committee, with its strategic advisors, has been evaluating various strategic directions for the 26 MW (net) Geysers Project over the last several months. As a result of the analysis, the Company has decided to either joint venture or sell the Geysers Project to a third party with the objective of maximizing the value to our shareholders and increasing the Company's corporate cash reserves. The Company is currently evaluating potential third party partners/buyers for the Geysers Project.

Corporate Credit Facility - The Company through its Special Committee has commenced discussions with its investment advisors to initiate efforts to re-finance the Company's $50 million Corporate Credit Facility (the "Credit Facility"). The primary objectives in our re-financing efforts for the Credit Facility are to convert the facility into a longer term loan with a significant reduction in the Company's annual interest expense.

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