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20 Apr 2017, Investors, Press Release

Dutch subsidiary PBF delivers Power Electronics prototype for aviation applications

PBF Group B.V., Dutch subsidiary of SFC Energy AG, announces the delivery of a first series of power supply prototypes to be used in commercial aircrafts. The delivery builds on a prior development order and has a total value of EUR 0.5 mio. Over the coming months, the customer will qualify the prototype power supplies in the application. Commercialization of the new power supply is expected for 2018.

Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, April 20, 2017 – PBF Group B.V., Dutch subsidiary of SFC Energy AG, a leading provider of hybrid power solutions to the stationary and mobile power generation markets, announces the delivery of a first series of power supply prototypes to be used in commercial aircrafts. The delivery builds on a prior development order and has a total value of EUR 0.5 mio. Over the coming months, the customer will qualify the prototype power supplies in the application. Commercialization of the new power supply is expected for 2018.

PBF has designed the exclusive, customized power supply solutions specifically for galley systems operated on board of commercial airplanes. Galley systems are used to store, prepare and serve food and beverages on board. The power supply solutions ensure safe, reliable and highly efficient in-flight operation of the devices.

“High performance systems require highly specialized power supplies. Commercial aviation is just one of the applications, where our customized power supplies add significant benefits to the performance, reliability and lifetime of on-board equipment”, says Hans Pol, CSO of SFC Energy. “Our power supplies are also very attractive for submarines and fighter jets as well as for highly sensitive high-performance instruments like electron microscopes, laser and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. Customers especially appreciate our expertise to provide customized design, qualification and production all in our own company, fast and efficiently.”

Additional information on SFC Energy, PBF, and SFC Group’s portfolio of power electronics and power generation products at www.sfc.com and www.pbfgroup.nl.

About SFC Energy Group

SFC Energy AG (www.sfc.com) is a leading provider of hydrogen and direct methanol fuel cells for stationary and mobile hybrid power solutions. With the Clean Energy and Clean Power Management business segments, SFC Energy is a sustainably profitable fuel cell producer. The Company distributes its award-winning products worldwide and has sold more than 50,000 fuel cells to date. The Company is headquartered in Brunnthal/Munich, Germany, operates production facilities in the Netherlands, Romania, and Canada. SFC Energy AG is listed on the Deutsche Boerse Prime Standard (GSIN: 756857 ISIN: DE0007568578).