Powerstorm ESS Appoints Michael Porter to its Board of Directors

RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.--()--Powerstorm ESS (OTC: PSTO) (“Powerstorm” or “the Company”) announced today that Michael Porter, founding partner of the leading investor relations firm Porter, LeVay & Rose has been elected to Powerstorm ESS’s Board of Directors.

“Michael Porter has a unique combination of visionary capacities and pragmatic business acumen that Powerstorm needs in order to propel our company forward”

Mr. Porter has led a premier investor relations firm for over 45 years, bringing with him a wealth of strategic knowledge gained throughout his many years of experience advising, building and growing companies. Powerstorm ESS hopes to utilize his vast experience to help guide the company as they ready themselves for rapid market adoption and growth.

“We conducted an extensive search for someone who would strengthen our board’s breadth of talent and background, someone who would bring tremendous passion and a wealth of Wall Street expertise to help drive the company’s growth and expansion plans,” said Mike Freni, Powerstorm ESS’s CEO and Chairman. “I’m confident that Michael’s contribution will bring the diversity in experience that will help to inspire, create impact and guide our efforts going forward to become a world class corporation.”

“Michael is a pioneer in the financial industry with a particular focus in public small cap markets and we are excited to welcome him to Powerstorm ESS’s board of directors,” said Kirstin Gooldy, Powerstorm ESS’s CFO. “We believe his strong experience, especially in guiding and building a global business across both developed and emerging markets, will be extremely valuable as Powerstorm ESS continues to grow around the world.”

“Michael Porter has a unique combination of visionary capacities and pragmatic business acumen that Powerstorm needs in order to propel our company forward,” said Mike Freni. “We believe that his guidance and mentorship will be invaluable to the realization of our goals. Our company believes that access to power is a human right. The work that we do reflects our passion for and commitment to providing that power and as a result opening up a world of possibilities and opportunities to emerging regions. We need to bring people on board who possess that level of dedication, as well as the skills and experience needed to turn passion into action, and we believe we have found that in Mr. Porter.”

Mr. Porter earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Rider University in 1995. Currently he sits on the President’s Council for the University. He also completed Harvard University Business School’s Owners/Presidents Management program in 2002. Mr. Porter has owned the investor relations firm Porter, LeVay & Rose for 45 years. The company specializes in small to mid-cap stocks, including micro-cap. He has extensive experience overseeing the activities of a company, as he has sat on three boards prior to joining Powerstorm. Having worked with many companies overseeing many disciplines, Mr. Porter is well known and well respected within the industry, and also possesses a valuable familiarity with the Sarbanes-Oxley act.

About Powerstorm ESS (Energy Storage Solutions) OTC PSTO:

Powerstorm ESS (http://www.powerstormess.com) is based in Los Angeles. Powerstorm ESS has developed a containerized hybrid system and residential home use Energy Storage Solutions for the emerging markets. The foundational and innovative technology from Powerstorm ESS is protected with several patents pending. Powerstorm's optimized hybrid containerized plug-and-play solution is cost effective, environmentally sound and easily installed in challenging environments. The system is built and ready to utilize – a "mini-grid" that brings opportunity and improved quality of life to the 1.3 billion living without power today.

This release contains forward-looking statements concerning market developments for our products and corresponding value propositions for our customers. These forward-looking statements reflect Powerstorm's current expectations as contemplated under section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Any such forward-looking statements are based on Powerstorm's assumptions relating to its financial forecasts and expectations regarding its product development efforts, manufacturing capacity, and market demand. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause Powerstorm's actual results to be materially different, including general economic and regulatory changes, detrimental reliance on third parties, successfully achieving our business plans and achieving and sustaining profitability. For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors that could affect Powerstorm's future performance, please refer to Powerstorm's most recent Annual Information on Form 10K. Readers should not place undue reliance on Powerstorm's forward-looking statements and Powerstorm assumes no obligation to update or release any revisions to these forward looking statements, other than as required under applicable legislation.


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