Northland Power Renews Preliminary Base Shelf Prospectus

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TORONTO, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Northland Power Inc. (“Northland” or the “Company”) (TSX:NPI) today filed a preliminary short form base shelf prospectus with the securities regulatory authorities in each of the provinces of Canada. This filing, when made final, will replace Northland’s expiring $500 million base shelf prospectus and will enable Northland to offer an aggregate of up to $1 billion of debentures, preferred shares, common shares and subscription receipts, or any combination thereof, over a 25-month period.

Northland has no immediate intent to issue securities as a result of this renewal filing.  The increase in size from $500 million to $1 billion is commensurate with the relative growth in Northland’s enterprise value since the first $500 million base shelf prospectus was filed in 2012.

This renewal filing of Northland’s existing short form base shelf prospectus maintains Northland’s financial flexibility and shall provide efficient access to the Canadian capital markets when capital is required.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell securities, nor is it a solicitation of an offer to buy securities, in any jurisdiction. All sales will be made through registered securities dealers in jurisdictions where an offering has been qualified for distribution.

ABOUT NORTHLAND

Northland is an independent power producer founded in 1987, and publicly traded since 1997. Northland develops, builds, owns and operates facilities that produce ‘clean’ (natural gas) and ‘green’ (wind, solar, and hydro) energy, providing sustainable long-term value to shareholders, stakeholders, and host communities.

The Company owns or has a net economic interest in 2,029 MW of operating generating capacity and 252 MW of generating capacity under construction, representing the Deutsche Bucht offshore wind project, in addition to the 300 MW (net 180 MW) just awarded to the Hai Long 2 offshore wind project. Northland’s cash flows are diversified over four geographically separate regions and regulatory jurisdictions in Canada and Europe.

Northland’s common shares, Series 1, Series 2 and Series 3 preferred shares and Series B and Series C convertible debentures trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols NPI, NPI.PR.A, NPI.PR.B, NPI.PR.C, NPI.DB.B, and NPI.DB.C, respectively.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains certain forward-looking statements which are provided for the purpose of presenting information about management’s current expectations and plans.  Readers are cautioned that such statements may not be appropriate for other purposes. Forward-looking statements include statements that are predictive in nature, depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, or include words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “intends,” “targets,” “projects,” “forecasts” or negative versions thereof and other similar expressions, or future or conditional verbs such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would” and “could.” These statements may include, without limitation, statements regarding Northland’s expectations or ability to complete any future offerings of securities.  These statements are based upon certain material factors or assumptions that were applied in developing the forward-looking statements, including Northland’s potential need for future capital or its ability to raise capital, if needed.  Although these forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current reasonable expectations and assumptions, they are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties. Some of the factors that could cause results or events to differ from current expectations include, but are not limited to, construction risks, counterparty risks, operational risks, foreign exchange rates, regulatory risks, maritime risks for construction and operation, and the variability of revenues from generating facilities powered by intermittent renewable resources and the other factors described in the “Risks and Uncertainties” section of Northland’s 2017 Annual Report and Annual Information Form, both of which can be found at www.sedar.com under Northland’s profile and on Northland’s website www.northlandpower.com. Northland’s actual results could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements and, accordingly, no assurances can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will transpire or occur.

The forward-looking statements contained in this release are based on assumptions that were considered reasonable on date of release.  Other than as specifically required by law, Northland undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after such date or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, whether as a result of new information, future events or results, or otherwise.

For further information, please contact:

Barb Bokla, Manager, Investor Relations, (647) 288-1438

investorrelations@northlandpower.com

www.northlandpower.com

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