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CDTi Secures Agreements to Strengthen Balance Sheet with Investment and Debt Conversion

Receives $1.25 million convertible loan investment from Haldor Topsoe
Enters commercial agreements with Haldor Topsoe
Signs agreements to convert existing $8.0 million of debt into equity

OXNARD, Calif., July 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDTI) (“CDTi” or “the Company”), a leader in advanced emission control technology, entered into multiple agreements.

  • Received a $1.25 million convertible loan investment from Haldor Topsoe A/S, a world leader in catalysis and surface science.
  • Signed commercial agreements with Haldor Topsoe related to CDTi catalyst technologies.
  • Entered into a debt conversion agreement with long-time lender, Kanis S.A., whereby $7.5 million in debt owed to Kanis S.A. will be converted into common stock of CDTi at a price of $0.3243 per share, subject to shareholder approval.
  • Signed an agreement to convert the $500,000 promissory note issued to CDTi director Dr. Lon E. Bell into common stock of CDTi at a price of $0.3243 per share, subject to shareholder approval.

“Since late last year, we have been accelerating the execution of our advanced materials and high-value catalyst business strategy and strengthening our capital structure to support our growth,” stated Matthew Beale, CEO of CDTi. “We are excited to initiate close collaboration with a global industry leader such as Haldor Topsoe. This relationship further demonstrates our success in developing core partnerships that leverage our full suite of capabilities and offer scalable global market penetration opportunities for our technology. We believe our recent commercial successes provide clear evidence of CDTi’s growing momentum in the heavy duty diesel market globally.”

“We entered the collaboration with CDTi as its technologies provide a relevant addition to our leading automotive catalyst solutions,” stated Lars Storm Pedersen, Vice President, Haldor Topsoe. “We look forward to a strong and collaborative working relationship.”

Beale continued, “Securing agreements to convert $8.0 million of debt into equity is a major step in recapitalizing the balance sheet and improving our capital structure. The debt conversion together with the Haldor Topsoe investment, which is expected to convert into equity by the end of 2016, will have a transformative impact on our balance sheet as we lower our cost of capital, bringing us closer to our goal of sustained profitability.”

The company will convene a special stockholders’ meeting to seek approval of the conversion of the $8.0 million of debt into equity, which the company expects will occur in August 2016.

For additional information on these agreements, CDTi refers you to the Form 8-K filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission, available at the company’s website www.cdti.com or at www.sec.gov.

About CDTi
CDTi develops advanced materials technology for the emissions control market. CDTi’s proprietary technologies provide high-value sustainable solutions to reduce hazardous emissions, increase energy efficiency and lower the carbon intensity of on- and off-road combustion engine systems. With a continuing focus on innovation-driven commercialization and global expansion, CDTi’s breakthrough Powder-to-Coat (P2C™) technology exploits the Company’s high-performance, advanced low-platinum group metal (PGM) emission reduction catalysts. Key technology platforms include Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®), Base Metal Activated Rhodium Support (BMARS™), Synergized PGM (SPGM™), Zero PGM (ZPGM™) and Spinel™. For more information, please visit www.cdti.com.

About Haldor Topsoe
Haldor Topsoe is a world leader in catalysis and surface science. The company is committed to helping its customers achieve optimal performance. This means enabling customers to get the most out of their processes and products, using the least possible energy and resources in the most responsible way. Haldor Topsoe is a global organization with production plants, regional offices and engineering activities all over the world. The company employs some 2,600 employees. For further information: www.topsoe.com

Forward-Looking Statements
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Contact Information: Becky Herrick or Cathy Mattison LHA Investor Relations +1 415 433 3777 bherrick@lhai.com / cmattison@lhai.com

Source:Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc.