Barre, VT USA (9 May2016) – Northern Power Systems Corp. (TSX: NPS), (the “Company” or “Northern Power Systems”), a next generation renewable energy technology company, today announces that further to its news release dated March 28, 2016, announcing a delay in the filing of its annual report on form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 (which report consists of audited annual financial statements, management’s discussion and analysis and the annual information form) as well as the related officer certifications for the year ended December 31, 2015 (collectively, the “Annual Filings”), the Ontario Securities Commission, the Company’s principal regulator, issued a Management Cease Trade Order (“MCTO”) which restricts trading in the Company’s securities by the Company’s insiders, including the CEO and CFO.
The Company is providing its third bi-weekly default status report in accordance with National Policy 12-203. The Company’s management continues to work diligently to meet its obligations relating to the Annual Filings and meeting a filing date of May 30, 2016 or earlier. Pursuant to the requirements of section 4.4 of National Policy 12-203 – Alternative Information Guidelines, the Company reports the following:
- There have been no material changes to the information contained in either the March 28, 2016 news release (“Default Notice”) or the April 11, 2016 and April 25, 2016 required bi-weekly update. The Company continues to work with its auditors to remedy the default and complete its Annual Filings and continues to expect to file the required filings on or before May 30, 2016;
- There have been no failures with respect to the Company fulfilling its stated intention of satisfying the requirements of the required filings;
- There has not been, nor is there anticipated to be, any specified default subsequent to the default which is the subject of the Default Notice; and
- There is no other material information about the affairs of the Company that has not otherwise been generally disclosed.
The Company confirms that it intends to satisfy the provisions of the alternative information guidelines so long as it remains in default of this filing requirement through the provision of bi-weekly updates by way of news releases. The Company intends to file its next status report on or before May 23, 2016, unless a material change in respect of the above occurs before such time.
About Northern Power Systems
Northern Power Systems designs, manufactures, and sells wind turbines and power technology products, and provides engineering development services and technology licenses for energy applications, into the global marketplace from its US headquarters and European offices.
- Northern Power Systems has over 40 years’ experience in technologies and products generating renewable energy.
- Northern Power Systems currently manufactures the NPS™ 60 and NPS™ 100 turbines. With over 10 million run time hours across its global fleet, Northern Power wind turbines provide customers with clean, cost effective, reliable renewable energy.
- Patented next generation permanent magnet direct drive (PMDD) technology uses fewer moving parts, delivers higher energy capture, and provides increased reliability due to reduced maintenance and downtime.
- Northern Power Systems’ FlexPhase™ power converter platform uses patented converter architecture and advanced controls technology for advanced grid support and generation applications.
- Northern Power Systems offers comprehensive in‐house development services, including systems level engineering, advanced drivetrains, power electronics, PM machine design, and remote monitoring systems to the energy industry.
- Some of the world’s largest manufacturers license the company’s next generation technology and IP for their utility and distributed wind products and markets.
To learn more about Northern Power Systems, please visit www.northernpower.com.
Notice regarding forward-looking statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Northern Power Systems and its business, which may include, but is not limited to, product and financial performance, regulatory developments, supplier performance, anticipated opportunity and trends for growth in our customer base and our overall business, our market opportunity, expansion into new markets, execution of the company’s growth strategy and timeline for filing the Annual Filings. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “is expected”, “expects”, “scheduled”, “intends”, “contemplates”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “proposes” or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved. Such statements are based on the current expectations of the management of Northern Power Systems. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur by certain specified dates or at all and could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, including risks regarding the wind power industry; production, performance and acceptance of the company’s products; our sales cycle; our ability to convert backlog into revenue; performance by the company’s suppliers; our ability to maintain successful relationships with our partners and to enter into new partner relationships; our performance internationally; currency fluctuations; economic factors; competition; the equity markets generally; and the other risks detailed in Northern Power Systems’ risk factors discussed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including but not limited to Northern Power Systems’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 31, 2015, as well as other documents that may be filed by Northern Power Systems from time to time with the SEC. Although Northern Power Systems has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results to differ from those anticipated, estimated or intended. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Except as required by applicable securities laws, forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Northern Power Systems undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Ciel R. Caldwell,
Chief Financial Officer