Finavera Provides Update and Issues Shares for Debt

Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (‘Finavera Wind Energy’, ‘Finavera’ or the ‘Company’) (TSX-V: FVR) announces that it is continuing to proceed with the transaction announced with Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC, a subsidiary of Pattern Energy Group LP (‘Pattern’) on December 20, 2012. Key aspects of the transaction are being finalized and a complete update, along with timing for a shareholder meeting, will be provided shortly.

Finavera is also pleased to announce the appointment of David Emes as VP, Finance and an officer of the Company. Mr. Emes has served as Controller for Finavera since February 2007 and has focused on project financial modeling, financial reporting, corporate compliance and financial analysis. Mr. Emes is a chartered accountant and holds a Bachelor of Management degree from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta.

In addition, Finavera intends to issue 200,955 shares (‘Settlement Shares’) for the settlement of an aggregate of $42,200 of debt at a price of $0.21 per share. The Transaction is subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. The Settlement Shares issued to insiders will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date on which the shares are issued.

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