Appointment of Rian Urding as CFO and Board Member

Hazelwood, MO. (Feb. 15, 2012) - Emerald Automotive, the low emission van company, today announced the full time appointment of Rian Urding as Chief Financial Officer.

"Rian has been involved with Emerald from the very start and has been instrumental in its development and growth. I am absolutely delighted that he has agreed to join the Emerald Board on a permenant basis and serve as our full-time CFO." said Emerald Automotive CEO Andy Tempest.

Emerald Automotive will bring to market an all new, light weight, low emission delivery vehicle planned for global distribution. Rian will join the Emerald Automotive management team, which has a wealth of experience in bringing low volume vehicles to market.

Rian, who trained at PricewaterhouseCoopers, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Over the past five years, Rian has been Chief Financial Officer of Intelligent Energy Holdings plc, the global clean power systems company, where he oversaw a substantial growth in the business.

Emerald Automotive appoints Rian Urding CFO

Greta Weiderman

Web Editor- St. Louis Business Journal

Emerald Automotive officials said today that Rian Urding has been appointed chief financial officer.

“Rian has been involved with Emerald from the very start and has been instrumental in its development and growth,” CEO Andy Tempest said. “I am absolutely delighted that he has agreed to join the Emerald Board on a permanent basis and serve as our full-time CFO.”

Urding got his start with PricewaterhouseCooper and for the past five years he has been chief financial officer of Intelligent Energy Holdings PLC.

Emerald Automotive is a British startup that plans to build a $175 million plant in Hazelwood to make hybrid delivery vans.

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