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Alpha Baking Company to Showcase Workhorse E-GEN Electric Truck at 5th Annual Green Drive$ Conference and Expo in Naperville, IL on May 19

CINCINNATI, May 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha Baking Company, Inc. of Chicago will showcase its Workhorse E-GEN™ range extended electric truck to represent its sustainability initiatives at the 5th Annual Green Drive$ Conference and Expo at the Northern Illinois University Conference Center in Naperville, IL on Thursday, May 19.

Alpha Baking purchased the E-GEN electric truck from Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WKHS), a last-mile delivery technology company and an original equipment manufacturer of medium-duty, battery-electric trucks.

Robert McGuire, Vice President and Director of Logistics at Alpha Baking Company, will speak during the conference at a breakout session titled “Commercial Fleet Success Stories.” A pioneer in the use of alternative energy in the baking industry, Mr. McGuire has been vital to the development of Alpha Baking’s alternative energy strategy.

“We have found that the right approach is the employment of a number of different alternative energy sources, utilizing each where it makes the most sense,” Mr. McGuire said. “Our new Workhorse electric trucks are an exciting and essential piece of our alternative energy fleet.”

Representatives from Workhorse Group will be in attendance to support Mr. McGuire and Alpha Baking.

“Alpha Baking Company’s interest in our Workhorse E-GEN truck demonstrates its value as a delivery vehicle in many types of traditional industries, not just parcel delivery,” said Steve Burns, CEO of Workhorse Group. “We believe the truck’s versatility and specific advantages may help attract additional potential customers with a wide variety of transportation and delivery needs.”

Hosted by the Lake Michigan Clean Cities Consortium, the conference is designed to teach ways to improve fleet fuel efficiency, reduce harmful emissions by using cleaner alternative fuels and technologies, and save money.

The Workhorse E-GEN truck is the first of its kind: purpose-built for the product and package delivery vehicle market, it offers up to four times the miles per gallon than typical gasoline-powered delivery trucks in use today. The E-GEN power train is unique in that it employs a 2200 nm permanent magnet motor for propulsion plus a compact, quiet-running internal combustion engine that turns the small generator coupled directly to the internal combustion engine (ICE).

About Workhorse Group Inc.

Workhorse Group Inc. is a U.S.-based original equipment manufacturer of medium-duty, EPA-approved battery-electric delivery vehicles and fully integrated truck-launched, FAA Section 333-exempt unmanned aerial systems (UAS) delivery drones. The company is also a developer of a cloud-based, real-time telematics performance monitoring system that provides fleet operators ultimate energy and rote efficiency. For additional information visit www.workhorse.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contact: Daniel Zito Executive Vice President Workhorse Group Inc. 513-300-5910 Media: Laura Radocaj Dian Griesel Int'l. lradocaj@dgicomm.com 212-825-3210

Source:Workhorse Group Inc.