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Ocean Power Technologies: Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter

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NASDAQ Audit Committee Rule Non-Compliance by Ocean Power Technologies


Company Will Fill Audit Committee Member Opening
PENNINGTON, New Jersey, -- Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OPTT)(LSE:OPT) ("OPT" or the "Company") announces today that it has received a Nasdaq Staff Deficiency Letter dated October 21, 2008 indicating that the Company does not currently comply with Marketplace Rule 4350 (d) (2). This Rule provides that the audit committee of a Nasdaq-listed company have at least three members, each of whom is independent and meets certain other specified criteria. Sir Eric A. Ash did not stand for re-election to the Company's board of directors at the annual meeting held on October 2, 2008, and he has not at the present time been replaced on the audit committee, which currently has two independent directors. Consistent with Marketplace Rule 4350 (d) (4), the Company has been provided a "cure period" until the earlier of its next annual meeting or September 28, 2009 to regain compliance. The Company will be in full compliance with the Marketplace Rules within the cure period.


About Ocean Power Technologies

Ocean Power Technologies (Nasdaq: OPTT and London Stock Exchange AIM: OPT) is a pioneer in wave-energy technology that harnesses ocean wave resources to generate reliable, clean, and environmentally-beneficial electricity. OPT has a strong track record in harnessing wave energy and participates in a $150 billion renewable energy market. The Company's proprietary PowerBuoy(R) system is based on modular, ocean-going buoys that capture and converts predictable wave energy into low-cost, clean electricity. The Company is widely recognized as the leading provider of on-grid and autonomous wave-energy generation with its energy systems benefiting from over a decade of in-ocean experience. OPT's technology and systems are insured by Lloyds Underwriters of London. OPT is headquartered in Pennington, New Jersey with offices in Warwick, UK. More information can be found atwww.oceanpowertechnologies.com.


SOURCE: Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc.
Dr. George W. Taylor, Chief Executive Officer
Telephone: +1 609 730 0400
or
Charles F. Dunleavy, Chief Financial Officer
Telephone: +1 609 730 0400
or
Media Contact in United States:
Edelman
Mona J. Walsh
Telephone: +1212 704 4598
Email: mona.walsh@edelman.com
or
Media Contact in United Kingdom:
Corfin Communications
Neil Thapar, Martin Sutton
Telephone: +44 20 7977 0020
or
Collins Stewart Europe Limited
Adrian Hadden
Telephone: +44 20 7523 8350

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