Date: March 29, 2016

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Harvest Benefits from Expertise in Building Nationally Branded Consumer Products

WALTHAM, MASS. (March 29, 2016) – Harvest Power, Inc., a leader in organics sustainability solutions, today announced that Joanna Rees has joined its board of directors, offering expertise in driving growth in nationally distributed, branded consumer products.

“Joanna brings a broad spectrum of consumer facing experience to our board,” said Mike Ahearn, Chairman of Harvest’s board of directors. He continued, “She will add a unique and valuable perspective to help guide Harvest’s next phase of growth.”

Joanna has served on the board of more than 25 companies across a broad range of industries including Stonyfield Farms, the first nationally distributed organic yogurt brand in the U.S. Joanna is also a Senior Partner of The B Team, an organization formed by a global group of business leaders to catalyze a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

“The goal of organics sustainability has become increasingly important to communities that understand the benefits of recycling organic materials into products that are good for the environment,” remarked Chris Kasper, Harvest’s CEO. “Joanna will play a key role in helping Harvest grow our brand, and expand our leadership role in this space in North America.”

Harvest offers an integrated set of organics sustainability solutions, helping turn food waste, green waste and wood waste into renewable energy, soil blends and other organic products. It operates at more than 25 locations throughout North America and sells more than 35 million bags of organic products to consumers through its retail partners.

“Harvest is an extraordinary company doing important work during an exciting time,” commented Joanna Rees. She continued, “Harvest’s story is at the nexus of three important trends – organics recycling, renewable energy and soil revitalization – which resonate in communities and throughout the marketplace. I look forward to working with them to tell this story.”

Harvest Power is creating a more sustainable future by turning organic materials into locally consumed products that are good for the environment. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008, garnering awards for its business of organic recycling, energy generation and soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 six years running, received Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2014.

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