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Energy Focus, Inc. Strengthens Its Executive Leadership Team With New Vice President of Business Development and Marketing

SOLON, Ohio, Aug. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Energy Focus, Inc. (Nasdaq:EFOI), a leader in LED lighting technologies, today announced Kevin M. Beber has joined the Company in a key, newly created position as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.

As a member of the Company's executive leadership team, Mr. Beber will focus on continuing and enforcing the development of its corporate positioning, the implementation of its marketing strategies, and expansion into international markets. In this critical strategic position, he will direct and lead the Company's marketing, product management, global business development, integrated services, third-party partnerships, and the unique and comprehensive training of the Company's expanding sales team that markets its products to end clients instead of through traditional lighting distribution channels.

"We are utterly excited to have Kevin join our executive team," said James Tu, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Focus, Inc. "Kevin Beber brings us seasoned marketing and management experience in disrupting technologies, in particular the LED lighting industry, as well as unequivocal success in sales leadership. His well-rounded understanding of the LED industry from upstream to downstream markets, as well as his extensive industry networks throughout the world, will enable us to expand our business lines, client base, partnership networks and geographical footprints in the most timely and impactful fashion."

"Energy Focus Inc. is a company poised for tremendous growth," added Mr. Beber. "We have outstanding and focused product lines, a strong and growing management team, a unique and mission-driven company culture, and are pursuing one of the biggest segments of the LED lighting market. I am excited to work with the team to build a best-in-class, rapidly growing company for energy efficient LED lighting. I am looking forward to helping the Company lead the market verticals we pursue with industry leading performance, pricing, channels and support."

About Kevin M. Beber

Mr. Beber has several years leading LED lighting technology sales, marketing and business development at the Vice President level. He has served as a Vice President in Sales, Marketing or Business Development at Luminus, Lighting Science Group, Intematix, California Eastern Labs and Philips Lumileds. He was Global Marketing and Business Development Director at Agilent Technologies. In several of the aforementioned positions, Mr. Beber grew technology sales by several hundred million dollars, including sales of LED lighting technology products. In his career, Mr. Beber has led the transformation of businesses and the creation of industry leading margins in two technology businesses.

Mr. Beber holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Wisconsin and an MBA in Marketing from Duke University. Mr. Beber was Chairman and Board Director for the Role Model Program in San Jose, California for six years. He graduated from Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies' elite leadership program for future executive leaders. He also was elected to both HP's President's Club and BellSouth President's Club for exceptional sales leadership accomplishment.

About Energy Focus, Inc.

Energy Focus, Inc. is a leading provider of energy efficient LED lighting products, turnkey energy efficient lighting solutions and a developer of energy efficient lighting technology. Our solutions provide energy savings, aesthetics, safety and maintenance cost benefits over conventional lighting. Our long-standing relationship with the U.S. Government continues to enable us to provide energy efficient LED lighting products to the U.S. Navy and the Military Sealift Command fleets.

Customers include national, state and local U.S. government agencies as well as Fortune 500 companies, the U.S. Navy, and many others. Company headquarters are located in Solon, OH, with additional offices in Nashville, TN, and the United Kingdom. For more information, see our web site at www.energyfocusinc.com.

CONTACT: Media and Investor Contact: Energy Focus, Inc. (440) 715-1300 pr@energyfocusinc.com ir@energyfocusinc.com

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