MANASSAS, VA, May 24, 2011. Catch the Wind Ltd. (TSX-V: CTW), providers of feed-forward, intelligent turbine performance improvement systems that deliver increased energy output and reduced equipment stress loads for utility scale wind turbine generators, announced today that it has appointed Susan Nickey and Dr. Jo Major, Jr. as independent directors of the Company. The appointments are in keeping with the Company's ongoing commitment to develop and maintain a strong board of directors to enable it to improve and build upon its corporate governance foundation. Ms. Nickey has also been named as Chair of the Company's Audit Committee and will serve on its Governance and Compensation Committee. "We are very pleased to have both Susan and Jo join our board and complement our current directors," said Phil Rogers, President and CEO of Catch the Wind. "Susan brings over 20 years of capital market knowledge with a focus on the renewable industry sector, including wind. Jo brings over 25 years of optical technology industry experience, as well as over 15 years as a high-technology executive and officer. We look forward to their many contributions in helping us as we accelerate commercialization of our laser wind sensing technology." Ms. Nickey was most recently the Chief Financial Officer of Acciona Energy North America Corporation, a subsidiary of Acciona S.A., a global leader in renewable energy and sustainable development with a market capitalization of over US$6 billion. Prior to joining Acciona, Ms. Nickey specialized in raising capital for the wind and other renewable power companies as Managing Director, Investment Banking at Mesirow Financial Inc. and previously, as Vice President, Investment Banking at ABN AMRO Inc. Dr. Major is currently CEO and General Partner of InSite Partners, LLC. Prior to joining InSite, Dr. Major was the CEO, President, and Chairman of the Board of Avanex, a NASDAQ-listed technology company. Previous to joining Avanex, Dr. Major was Senior Vice-President, Components Business Group of JDSU/SDL. As an officer with SDL, Dr. Major was a part of the team that oversaw its sale to JDSU for US$41.0 billion, the largest technology transaction in history.
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