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U.S. Department of Energy Awards Konarka Solar America Initiative (SAI) Funding
Lowell, Mass. – March 8, 2007 – Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Power Plastic™, a material that converts light to energy, today announced the company is one of 13 selected industry-led solar technology projects to be awarded funding by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of President Bush’s Solar America Initiative (SAI), a component of his Advanced Energy Initiative (AEI), announced in his 2006 State of the Union Address.

PLENTY Magazine Honors Konarka with PLENTY 20 Award
Lowell, Mass. – Feb. 15, 2007 – Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Power Plastic™, a material that converts light to energy, today announced that PLENTY Magazine has selected the company as one of twenty green companies that will change the world. The publication's PLENTY 20 Award will be presented to Konarka on Thursday, February 15th at an award ceremony in New York City.  

Konarka's Chief Scientist Awarded 2006 Eni Italgas Science and Environment Prize for Plastic Solar Cells
Lowell, Mass. – Jan. 8, 2007 – Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Power Plastic™, a material that converts light to energy, today announced that the Organizing Committee of the Eni Italgas Prize awarded the Science and Environment Prize to Dr. Alan J. Heeger, Ph.D., the Company's co-founder and chief scientist, for his innovative research on solar cells made with flexible materials, which is summarized in his abstract entitled, "Bulk Heterojunction Solar Cells Fabricated from Semiconducting Polymers."

Konarka Names Rick Hess President and Chief Operating Officer
Lowell, Mass. – October 12, 2006 – Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in the development and commercialization of Power Plastic™, a material that converts light to energy, today announced that Rick Hess has been named to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer. Howard Berke, Konarka's founder, will continue in the role of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Konarka Appoints Daniel Geffken as Chief Financial Officer
August 9, 2006 - Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in developing and commercializing Power Plastic™ that converts light to energy, today announced that Daniel E. Geffken has joined the Company as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. With more than 25 years of experience as a senior financial and general management executive for emerging growth companies, Geffken joins Konarka's management team at a crucial juncture in its history, as it accelerates the development of its Power PlasticTM technology, driving it toward commercialization.  Geffken has been the chief financial officer of one privately-held and four publicly-held technology-based companies.

Renewable Capital to License Konarka’s Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Technology
July 31, 2006 – Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in developing and commercializing Power Plastic™ that converts light to energy, and Renewable Capital Ltd, an investment firm that identifies and invests in renewable technologies, today announced the licensing and joint development of Konarka’s dye-sensitized solar cell technology for large-scale production. The agreement will further the commercialization of Konarka’s dye cell technology by bringing on large-scale production capabilities.

Konarka Expands Worldwide Presence with Senior Management in Asia
July 11, 2006 – Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in developing and commercializing Power Plastic™ that converts light to energy, today announced the addition of key management personnel to be based in Asia. Dr. John Gui has been appointed vice president, business development, Asia, and Dr. Timothy Wang has been appointed director, corporate partnering, Asia.

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