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CDTi Expands International Opportunities With Key Heavy Duty Diesel Retrofit Product

OXNARD, Calif., July 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDTI) ("CDTi" or "the Company"), a leader in advanced emission control technology, announced it has received certification from the Verification of Emission Reduction Technologies Association (VERT®) for CDTi's Purifilter® EGR diesel particulate filter (DPF) system. This recognition expands CDTi's retrofit market by enabling the Company to address opportunities in South America and other international locations. CDTi estimates there are more than 60,000 urban transit buses in major South American cities that need DPF retrofitting with VERT-certified products.

"We plan to leverage VERT's certification of our Purifilter EGR to exploit retrofit opportunities outside North America," stated Chris Harris, CDTi's President and CEO. "Compatible with a wide variety of on- and off-road engines, we believe Purifilter EGR provides exceptional reliability and filtration performance that either meets or exceeds the requirements of increasingly stringent environmental regulations. While the new DuraFit™ product line of original equipment manufacturer (OEM) replacement DPFs in North America remains the top strategic priority for our Heavy Duty Diesel Systems division, we continue to target specific retrofit projects that capitalize on our many government approvals and long track history in heavy duty diesel retrofits."

Purifilter EGR is one of CDTi's key heavy duty diesel retrofit systems. It features CDTi's low-platinum group metal (PGM) diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) technology and its zero-PGM passively-regenerating DPF catalytic coating. Purifilter EGR is verified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For more information on CDTi's Purifilter EGR DPF, visit: http://www.cdti.com/content/americas/products/purifilter_egr.htm

About VERT®

The VERT Association was founded in Switzerland in 1993. Since then, VERT has developed some of the most important particle filter testing procedures, supported various international partners with retrofit programs and retrofit consulting and established a worldwide network of manufacturers of components, systems, engines, vehicles and measurement devices along with environmental, medical and technical research facilities specialized in the field of air quality.

About CDTi

CDTi manufactures and distributes vehicle emissions control products that leverage its advanced materials technology. CDTi utilizes its proprietary patented Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®) technology and other related technologies to provide high-value sustainable solutions to reduce emissions, increase energy efficiency and lower the carbon intensity of on- and off-road combustion engine systems. Reflecting its continued focus on innovation, CDTi is developing and commercializing proprietary advanced low-platinum group metal (PGM) catalysts including synergized-PGM (SPGM™), as well as zero-PGM (ZPGM™) catalysts. CDTi is headquartered in Oxnard, California and has operations in the U.K., Canada, France, Japan and Sweden. For more information, please visit www.cdti.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain information contained in this press release constitutes forward-looking statements, including any statements that are not statements of historical fact. You can identify these forward-looking statements by the use of the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "may", "will", "would", "intends", "estimates", "promises", and other similar expressions, whether in the negative or affirmative. Forward-looking statements are based on a series of expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections which involve substantial uncertainty and risk. Such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, those regarding its international expansion opportunities, the estimated market for VERT-certified products, and the potential benefits of Purifilter EGR, such as reliability and performance. In general, actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited, to (i) the benefits of Purifilter EGR and the ability to address market opportunities or meet or exceed emissions requirements; (ii) the actual market size and changing market conditions; (iii) the Company may not be able to (a) decrease costs, (b) increase sales, (c) obtain adequate funding, (d) retain existing or secure new customers, (e) protect its intellectual property, (f) successfully evolve into an advanced materials supplier or, even if successful, achieve profitability, (g) successfully market new products, (h) obtain required product verification or approvals, (i) attract or retain key personnel, or (j) realize benefits from investments; (iv) funding for and enforcement and tightening of emissions controls, standards and regulations; (v) prices of metals; (vi) supply disruptions or failures; (vii) regulatory, marketing and competitive factors; (viii) environmental harm or damages; and (ix) other risks and uncertainties discussed or referenced in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. In addition, any forward-looking statements represent the Company's estimates only as of the date of such statements and should not be relied upon as representing the Company's estimates as of any subsequent date. The Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement.

CONTACT: Becky Herrick or Cathy Mattison LHA (IR Agency) +1 415 433 3777 bherrick@lhai.com cmattison@lhai.com

Source:Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.