CDTi and Pirelli & C. Ambiente SpA Agree to Dissolve Joint Venture

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VENTURA, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDTI) ("CDTi" or the "Company"), a leader in advanced emissions control solutions, announced today that it has agreed with Pirelli & C. Ambiente SpA ("Pirelli") to voluntarily dissolve their joint venture, Eco Emission Enterprise Srl ("E CUBE"), in accordance with their Joint Venture Agreement dated February 19, 2013. E-Cube was established as a joint venture to market and sell emissions control products for both gasoline and diesel applications in Europe and the CIS countries. The dissolution of E-Cube is expected to be completed as soon as practicable and CDTi plans to resume its operations in Europe in a similar manner as conducted prior to the joint venture.

"The decision by Pirelli and CDTi to dissolve the joint venture was driven by the slower than anticipated progress in achieving the sales objectives that were initially established. In addition, we recently undertook a review of our business investments and activities and made the decision to focus resources outside of the joint venture," said Craig Breese, President and Chief Executive Officer of CDTi. "I would like to express my appreciation for the efforts put forth by the CDTi, Pirelli and E-Cube teams. The spirit and objectives for the joint venture have been extremely professional, well-intentioned and accompanied by an enormous amount of both hard work and goodwill. Pirelli is a valued supplier to CDTi and we look forward to our continued relationship."

About CDTi

CDTi is a vertically integrated global manufacturer and distributor of emissions control systems and products, focused on the heavy duty diesel and light duty vehicle markets. CDTi utilizes its proprietary patented Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®) technology, as well as its ARIS® selective catalytic reduction, Platinum Plus® fuel-borne catalyst, and other technologies to provide high-value sustainable solutions to reduce emissions, increase energy efficiency and lower the carbon intensity of on- and off-road engine applications. CDTi is headquartered in Ventura, California and currently has operations in the U.S., Canada, France, Japan and Sweden. For more information, please visit

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Source:Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.