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Press release from CNW Group

Finavera Grants Stock Options

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Finavera Grants Stock Options02:16 EST Tuesday, January 22, 2013VANCOUVER, Jan. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Finavera Wind Energy Inc. ('Finavera Wind Energy', 'Finavera' or the 'Company') (TSX-V: FVR) announces that its Board of Directors approved the granting of incentive stock options ("Options") under its stock option plan to certain of its directors and employees to acquire up to an aggregate of 1,783,800 common shares ("Common Shares") of the Corporation.  All of such Options are exercisable for a period of five years at a price of $0.205 per Common Share.All prior outstanding stock options have been cancelled with the consent of the optionee. Upon the granting of the Options described above, Finavera has a total of 1,783,800 Options outstanding, which represents approximately 4.5% of the 39,405,216 Common Shares currently outstanding. Finavera's stock option plan was approved by shareholders at the Company's AGM on September 7, 2012 and currently limits the issuance of Options to no more than 10% of the outstanding Common Shares.Jason Bak, CEOAbout Finavera Wind Energy Inc. ( Wind Energy is a company focused on developing, constructing and operating wind farms in North America and Ireland. Our mission is to create and operate a diversified portfolio of wind projects while protecting and enhancing the physical and social environment. In British Columbia, Canada, four projects totaling 300 MW have been awarded 25 year AAA-rated Electricity Purchase Agreements and one has received full environmental approval and permitting for construction, expected to begin in 2013. In Ireland, the Company has signed a partnership agreement with SSE plc for development of the 105MW Cloosh Valley Wind Project. Finavera is continuing to opportunistically review prospects for growth and the enhancement of shareholder value.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." SOURCE: Finavera Wind Energy Inc.For further information: Finavera Wind Energy Jason Bak CEO +1 (604) 288-9051  Capital West Partners Paul Langley Partner +1 (604) 718-6809