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Press release from CNW Group

Finavera Wind Energy Announces $180,000 Private Placement

Friday, April 13, 2012

Finavera Wind Energy Announces $180,000 Private Placement17:05 EDT Friday, April 13, 2012/NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION TO UNITED STATES WIRE SERVICES OR FOR DISSEMINATION IN THE UNITED STATES/VANCOUVER, April 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Finavera Wind Energy Inc. ("Finavera" or the "Company") (TSX-V: FVR) announces plans to raise up to $180,000 through a non-brokered private placement of approximately 540,000 units at a price of $0.335 per unit. Each unit consists of one common share and one share purchase warrant exercisable at $0.50 for 12 months from the date of closing of the private placement.Proceeds of the placement will be used for general working capital. The private placement is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.Jason Bak, CEOAbout Finavera Wind Energy Inc. (www.finavera.com)Finavera Wind Energy is a wind energy development company focused on developing, constructing, and operating wind farms in North America and Ireland. Our mission is to create and operate a viable renewable energy business while protecting and enhancing the physical and social environment. In British Columbia, Canada, projects totaling 301 MW have been awarded 25 year Electricity Purchase Agreements. In Ireland, the Company has signed a co-development agreement with SSE plc and Coillte Teoranta (the Irish Forestry Board) for the development and construction of Ireland's largest wind farm, the 105MW Cloosh Valley Wind Project. Data collection and environmental studies have also been continuing at a number of prospective sites in Canada and the United States.Statements in this news release, other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans and objectives or expected results, constitute Forward-looking statements. The words "would", "will", "expected" and "estimated" or other similar words and phrases are intended to identify forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different than those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainties related to the ability to raise sufficient capital, changes in economic conditions or financial markets, litigation, legislative or other judicial, regulatory and political competitive developments and technological or operational difficulties. Consequently, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking statements."Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release."  For further information: Finavera Wind Energy Myke Clark SVP Business Development Finavera Wind Energy (604)-288-9051mclark@finavera.com