Ballard Completes Share Offering

Ballard Power Systems Inc. completed a public offering of $155.9 million of common shares on December 30, 2002. The offering was made concurrently in all provinces of Canada and in the U.S., pursuant to the multijurisdictional disclosure system.

The net proceeds of the offering were added to working capital and will be used for research and product development for portable power generation, small to mid-sized stationary power generation and transportation applications, the development of high volume manufacturing processes and acquisition of related equipment and for general corporate purposes, including the development of product distribution and service capabilities.

The syndicate of underwriters included, RBC Dominion Securities Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc., National Bank Financial Inc., TD Securities Inc. and UBS Bunting Warburg Inc.

Ballard was represented in-house by Noordin Nanji, vice-president, corporate strategy and development; Stephanie Chan, manager, corporate transactions; and Candice Alderson, corporate counsel, by Lang Michener in Vancouver with a team including Stephen Wortley, Amyn Abdula, Leo Raffin, Charlotte Olsen, Steve Mathiesen, Barbara Collins and Kevin Brocklehurst; and in the U.S., by Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York with a team comprised of John Gaffney and Keenan Hohol (on secondment from Lang Michener) and Steven Hahn and Minh Van Ngo.

The underwriters were represented in Canada, by Borden Ladner Gervais LLP with a team comprised of Bill Sirett, Fred Pletcher, Warren Learmonth, Dario Fracca and Jamie Afifi, and in the U.S., by Robert Downes, Faith Teo and Wendy Goldberg of Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York.


Amyn Abdula Steven Hahn Jamie G. Afifi Wendy M. Goldberg Stephen D. Wortley Keenan H. Hohol Fred R. Pletcher Robert Wilson Downes Warren B. Learmonth Leo Raffin Kevin G. Brocklehurst Barbara Collins Faith Teo Charlotte A. Morganti


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