September 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM EDT
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Ocean Power Technologies Welcomes Kristine S. Moore as its Newest Member of its Board of Directors

Ms. Moore possesses extensive experience in the oil and gas markets

MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J., Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ocean Power Technologies (Nasdaq: OPTT), a leader in innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions today announced that Kristine S. Moore was elected to the Board of Directors effective September 10, 2018. 

Ms. Moore brings over 25 years of international senior executive experience and a wealth of commercial, technical and transformational expertise to Ocean Power Technology. 

Having served in global leadership roles with Royal Dutch Shell and IBM, Ms. Moore gained in-depth experience in the energy, technology and industrial sectors, with emphasis in Integrated Oil & Gas.  Leveraging a background spanning sales and marketing, supply chain management, business development, deal making, and partnerships, she has a track record of developing forward-thinking corporate strategies that deliver far-reaching results. Her operational experience extends across established and emerging markets in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia.  

Terence J. Cryan, Chairman of the Board of OPT, commented, "We are excited to welcome Kristine Moore to our Board of Directors. The Board was very deliberate in this search process to locate a candidate with the depth and breadth of experience needed to round out the credentials, skillset, and experiences of the Board members.  We will benefit from Kristine’s strong leadership skills and considerable business experiences, including specific expertise in offshore Oil & Gas, which expands our Board’s collective capabilities. We look forward to working closely with Kristine, who will be highly valuable to our company and its strategic direction going forward.”

About Ocean Power Technologies

Headquartered in New Jersey, Ocean Power Technologies aspires to transform the world through durable, innovative and cost-effective ocean energy solutions. Our PB3 PowerBuoy™ uses ocean waves to provide clean, reliable and persistent electric power and real-time communications for remote offshore applications in markets such as oil and gas, defense, security, science and research, and communications. To learn more, visit www.oceanpowertechnologies.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Investor Relations Contact:
Steve Calk or Jackie Marcus
Alpha IR Group
Phone 312 445-2870
Email: [email protected]

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Source: GlobeNewswire (September 11, 2018 - 9:00 AM EDT)

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