ZBB Energy: Engages Liolios Group to lead investor relations program

MILWAUKEE, WI–(Marketwire – March 19, 2012) –

ZBB Energy Corp. (NYSE Amex: ZBB), a distinct leader in energy storage and power control platforms that integrate renewable and conventional sources, has engaged Liolios Group to lead a new investor relations and financial communications program.

“After an extensive period of development, we have finally begun the commercial launch of our ZBB EnerSystemâ„¢ energy storage and power control platform, including fulfilling a $6.7 million backlog,” said Eric Apfelbach, president and CEO of ZBB Energy. “This clearly represents an inflection point of our growth, which was demonstrated once again last week with the contract award to provide ZBB EnerSystem technology to the U.S. Military.”

“Given our increasing momentum that is supported by highly favorable industry dynamics, we believe our company and our shareholders would benefit from a team of experienced IR professionals who would help us effectively communicate our story and navigate the capital markets,” continued Apfelbach. “Liolios Group offers an outstanding track record of helping emerging growth companies like ours in building quality, long-term relationships with investors, institutions and analysts.”

In collaboration with ZBB Energy management, Liolios Group will refine and deliver the company’s message to the financial community. Liolios Group will also schedule a number of one-on-one conference calls, road shows and financial conferences that will engage key influencers, such as equity analysts, institutional investors and members of the financial press.

Justin Vaicek, head of Liolios Group’s Energy vertical, will oversee ZBB’s new IR campaign. Vaicek is a seasoned executive with more than 18 years of experience in senior level management, equity research, portfolio analysis, and investor relations across multiple industries.

“ZBB Energy is benefiting from increasing awareness and demand for its energy storage and control systems,” said Vaicek. “There are large, untapped opportunities globally for ZBB EnerSystem capabilities, where energy consumers face pressure to secure reliable, lower cost energy from variable sources.

“Operating under experienced management, and supported by strong global partners, the company has begun a multi-year, high-growth phase of its development. Liolios Group provides ZBB a well-established, proven platform upon which ZBB management can effectively engage key contacts in the investment community who will value this unique and compelling opportunity.”

For more information about ZBB Energy Corp., contact Liolios Group at 949-574-3860 or email [email protected].

About Liolios Group, Inc.

Liolios Group, Inc. is a strategic financial communications firm focused on small-cap companies across a broad range of industry classifications. Liolios Group aims to deliver superior performance in corporate messaging and positioning, investor awareness, analyst and financial press coverage, and capital attraction. Founded in 1999, Liolios Group executives have extensive experience in finance and investments, and have represented more than 125 global companies in a wide range of industries. For more information about Liolios Group, go to http://www.liolios.com.

About ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE Amex: ZBB) designs, develops, and manufactures advanced energy storage, power electronic systems, and engineered custom and semi-custom products targeted at the growing global need for distributed renewable energy, energy efficiency, power quality, and grid modernization. ZBB and its power electronics subsidiary, Tier Electronics, LLC have developed a portfolio of integrated power management platforms that combine advanced power and energy controls plus energy storage to optimize renewable energy sources and conventional power inputs whether connected to the grid or not. Tier Electronics participates in the energy efficiency markets through their hybrid vehicle control systems, and power quality markets with their line of regulation solutions. Together, these platforms solve a wide range of electrical system challenges in global markets for utility, governmental, commercial, indus trial and residential end customers. Founded in 1998, ZBB’s platforms ensure optimal efficiencies today, while offering the flexibility to adapt and scale to future requirements. ZBB’s corporate offices and production facilities are located in Menomonee Falls, WI, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit: http://www.zbbenergy.com