CDTi and SPMH Form Strategic Alliance to Commercialize Advanced Materials Technology in China’s Fast-Growing Market

OXNARD, Calif., Oct. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:CDTi) (“CDTi” or “the Company”), a leader in advanced emission catalyst technology, and Sino-Precious Metals Holding Co., Ltd. (SPMH) in Kunming, China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build a strategic cooperation for CDTi’s Advanced Material Technology to be integrated into Chinese markets. SPMH is a high-tech enterprise group, which integrates research, development, production and marketing of precious metals, nonferrous metals and new materials. Its main body of operations for cultivating and developing strategic industry of precious metals and new materials is in Yunnan, with an implementation platform for new material industry in Yunnan province.

“CDTi continues to focus on accelerating the execution of our advanced materials strategy in fast-growing markets, and our strategic alliance with SPMH achieves a new milestone in China,” stated Matthew Beale, CDTi’s CEO. “To leverage our breakthrough advanced materials technology, we have selected the most well-positioned partners in our chosen markets. SPMH is the right partner with which to expand our presence in the world’s largest automotive market.”

“SPMH is a high-tech enterprise group, which integrates research, development, production and marketing of precious metals, nonferrous metals and new materials. Its main body of operations for cultivating and developing strategic industry of precious metals and new materials is in Yunnan, with an implementation platform for new material industry in Yunnan province,” said Mr. Zhu Shao-Wu, the General Manager of SPMH. “We expect CDTi’s powder materials can enhance product performance, and at the same time leverage SPMH’s market presence and competitiveness as well as increase the opportunity to expand in new markets. The collaboration between SPMH and CDTi will be based on each company’s strengths and advantages to create maximal value for our customers and to provide the best services.”
                                                                                                                    
About CDTi
CDTi develops advanced materials technology for the emissions control market. CDTi’s proprietary technologies provide high-value sustainable solutions to reduce hazardous emissions, increase energy efficiency and lower the carbon intensity of on- and off-road combustion engine systems. With a continuing focus on innovation-driven commercialization and global expansion, CDTi’s breakthrough Powder-to-Coat (P2C™) technology exploits the Company’s high-performance, advanced low-platinum group metal (PGM) emission reduction catalysts. Key technology platforms include Mixed Phase Catalyst (MPC®), Base Metal Activated Rhodium Support (BMARS™), Synergized PGM (SPGM™), Zero PGM (ZPGM™) and Spinel™. For more information, please visit www.cdti.com.

About Sino-Precious Metals Holding Co., Ltd. (SPMH).
SPMH is a high-tech enterprise group, which integrates research, development, production and marketing of precious metals, nonferrous metals and new materials. Its main body of operations for cultivating and developing strategic industry of precious metals and new materials is in Yunnan, with an implementation platform for new material industry in Yunnan province. In the future, SPMH will create a precious metal and new material manufacturing foundation, which will be the largest in China.

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