Press Release

Darrell Bishop, Seasoned Capital Markets Professional, Joins Exro as President, Finance and Investor Relations

February 17, 2022
  • Exro is pleased to welcome Darrell Bishop as President, Finance and Investor Relations.
  • Bishop brings extensive capital markets experience to the role, building his career in equity research and investment banking roles with major banks and industry-leading independent investment firms.
  • As part of the executive team in his role as President, Finance & Investor Relations, Bishop will lead Exro’s finance and capital markets strategy, ensuring strategies are appropriately aligned with investors, regulators, analysts, and all external and internal stakeholders.

Calgary, Alberta (February 17, 2022) – Exro Technologies Inc. (TSX: EXRO, OTCQB: EXROF) (the “Company” or “Exro”), a leading clean technology company that has developed a new class of power electronics for electric motors and batteries, announced today that Darrell Bishop, a proven industry leader with extensive capital markets experience, joins the Exro team as President, Finance and Investor Relations. Bishop will be based out of Exro’s U.S. headquarters in Mesa, Arizona, but will equally split his time between the Company’s Mesa, Arizona and Calgary, Alberta facilities.

Bishop is a seasoned investment industry professional with extensive experience in generating business results and leading teams, and brings strong financial and shareholder relations acumen to the Company. Bishop's early career consisted of technical engineering, and corporate development roles, prior to transitioning to capital markets. Since 2010, Bishop has held diverse roles with increasing responsibility in corporate finance and investor engagement, including: Head of Equity Research, Managing Director of Investment Banking, and Board Director at industry-leading independent investment firms.  

In his role at Exro as President, Finance and Investor Relations, Bishop will lead the Company’s finance and capital markets strategy, with the goals of broadening and enhancing shareholder value through a best-in-class shareholder engagement program. In addition to ensuring these strategies are appropriately positioned across all stakeholders, Bishop will also manage Exro’s financial affairs, building a capital formation strategy to enhance production.

"With growing global demand for more sustainable low-carbon energy solutions, Exro’s technology and culture of innovation positions the Company to become a leader in electric mobility and energy storage markets,” said Bishop. “I am excited to join Exro as the company enters an exciting phase in its business growth with the team driving towards commercialization and product deployment. I look forward to leading the finance and capital markets strategies as our team executes on key operational milestones which hold the potential to unlock significant value for Exro shareholders."

“Exro is deeply committed to its shareholders and delivering on our promises, and the addition of this role reinforces our ability to deliver value to shareholders,” said Exro CEO Sue Ozdemir. “We are thrilled to welcome Darrell to the Exro team. His comprehensive industry experience and capital markets background enable Darrell to look to the future with optimism and envision what is possible for Exro and its stakeholders.”

Bishop holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University, and a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Calgary.

About Exro Technologies Inc.

Exro is a clean technology company pioneering intelligent control solutions in power electronics to help solve the most challenging problems in electrification. Exro has developed a new class of control technology that expands the capabilities of electric motors, generators, and batteries. Exro enables the application to achieve more with less energy consumed.

Exro’s advanced motor control technology, the Coil DriverTM, expands the capabilities of electric powertrains by enabling intelligent optimization for efficient energy consumption. Exro is working with many partners from all over the world to bring their technology to the electric mobility industries and beyond.

For more information visit our website at www.exro.com.

Visit us on social media @exrotech.

Contact Information

Investor inquiries: ir@exro.com  

Canada investors: Jake Bouma at 604-317-3936

United States investors: Vic Allgeier at 646-841-4220

Media inquiries: media@exro.com  

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