China Hydroelectric Corporation Announces Director Resignation

BEIJING, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) ("China Hydroelectric" or the "Company"), an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in the People's Republic of China, today announced that on September 17, 2013, Mr. Shadron Lee Stastney, a director of the Company, informed the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") that he intended to resign from the Board with immediate effect and not seek re-election at the Company's upcoming annual general meeting of shareholders, which is scheduled for October 17, 2013.  Mr. Stastney has been a member of the Board since October 2012, and previously served as a director of the Company from May 2007 to September 2012. Mr. Stastney is a member of the compensation committee of the Board. Effective immediately, Mr. Stastney will no longer serve on the Board and the compensation committee. Mr. Stastney's decision to resign from the Board is not due to any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to the Company's operations, policies or practices or any other concern regarding the Company.  

About China Hydroelectric Corporation

China Hydroelectric Corporation (NYSE: CHC, CHCWS) ("China Hydroelectric" or "the Company") is an owner, developer and operator of small hydroelectric power projects in China. Through its geographically diverse portfolio of operating assets, the Company generates and sells electric power to local power grids. The Company's primary business is to identify, evaluate, acquire, develop, construct and finance hydroelectric power projects. The Company currently owns 25 operating hydropower stations in China with total installed capacity of 517.8 MW, of which it acquired 21 operating stations and constructed four. These hydroelectric power projects are located in four provinces: Zhejiang, Fujian, Yunnan and Sichuan.  Hydropower is an important factor in meeting China's electric power needs, accounting for approximately 22% of total nation-wide capacity.

For further information about China Hydroelectric, please visit the Company's website at http://www.chinahydroelectric.com.

For more information, please contact:

China Hydroelectric Corporation


Scott Powell

Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Phone (U.S.): +1-646-650-1351

Email: ir@china-hydro.com

James Hull

Financial Analyst

Phone (China): +86-10-6408-2341

Email: james.hull@chinahydroelectric.com



ICR, LLC

Gary Dvorchak, CFA

Senior Vice President

Phone (China): +86-10-6583-7500

Phone (U.S.): +1 (310) 954-1123

Email: gary.dvorchak@icrinc.com


SOURCE China Hydroelectric Corporation



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