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Edison Expands International Renewable Energy and Resource Innovation Presence With Launch of Full Coverage of Leaf Clean Energy

LONDON, October 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Edison Investment Research, a leading international investment research firm, announces the initiation of full coverage of Leaf Clean Energy Company (AIM: LEAF), an AIM-listed investment company focused on growth equity and project development capital for technology-led companies active in the renewable energy and resource innovation sectors.

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Edison has recently published a comprehensive report examining the investment merits of Leaf Clean Energy, focusing on the potential of the group to create value for shareholders through its transition to an internal investment team and active management of investee companies. In the report Turning over a new leaf, Edison's Head of Industrials, Roger Johnston, argues that over the past three years the group has created an experienced team and network of partners to identify, provide support and deliver value from the companies it invests in. Leaf's focus is on technologically differentiated companies active in renewable energy and resource innovation, based primarily in North America, but whose products and solutions are applicable to global opportunities. In the report, Edison profiles Leaf's nine investee companies, highlighting the strategies, market opportunities and potential catalysts for value in each. Edison also provides an insight into the current valuation of Leaf Clean Energy relative to other listed peers and highlights that the current 40% discount should be narrowed as the current management approach begins to deliver net asset value uplifts and successful realisations occur.

For the full report see: http://www.edisoninvestmentresearch.com/research/company/leaf-clean-energy-company

The launch of coverage on Leaf Clean Energy is part of a programme of research initiations on renewables companies exposed to global market opportunities worldwide. Edison provides detailed research coverage on over 50 industrials, renewable and support service companies in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. Its industrials research team has a range of coverage across small-, mid- and large-cap companies active in subsectors such as aerospace & defence, specialty materials, alternative energy, building materials and industrial support services allowing a complete understanding throughout industrial supply chains. All reports Edison publishes are available to download free of charge from its website http://www.edisongroup.com.

About Edison Investment Research

Edison, the investment intelligence firm, is the future of investor interaction with corporates. Our team of over 100 analysts and investment professionals works with leading companies, fund managers and investment banks worldwide to support its capital markets activity. We provide services to more than 400 retained corporate and investor clients from our offices in London, New York, Frankfurt, Sydney and Wellington. Edison is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (http://www.fsa.gov.uk/register/firmBasicDetails.do?sid=181584).

Edison is not an adviser or broker-dealer and does not provide investment advice. Edison's reports are not solicitations to buy or sell any securities.

For more information please contact:

Roger Johnston, Edison Investment Research, +44(0)20-3077-5722

industrials@edisongroup.com

About Leaf Clean Energy

Leaf Clean Energy is a UK AIM-listed investment company focused on growth equity and project development capital in private, technology-based renewable energy and resource innovation companies and projects, primarily in North America. Leaf's SEC-registered investment advisory subsidiary has an office in Washington, DC, US. The group currently has nine investments across private companies and projects in wind, concentrated solar, hydro, landfill gas, biomass and advanced materials.

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