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May 09, 2013
ZBB Energy Receives Follow-On Orders for ZBB EnerSystem(TM) From Lotte Chemical

MILWAUKEE, WI--(Marketwired - May 9, 2013) - ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: ZBB), a leading developer of intelligent, renewable energy power platforms and hybrid vehicle control systems, announced today that it has received two follow-on orders from Lotte Chemical in South Korea, for a ZBB EnerSystem™ consisting of five ZBB EnerStore™ flow batteries, totaling 250 kWh, and a ZBB EnerSection™ power and control center that connects the flow batteries and PV solar arrays to the AC grid via a 125 kW grid-tie inverter. In addition, Lotte has placed an order for three (3) EnerStore™ modules in unassembled kit form that will be used to conduct assembly training.

As previously announced, Lotte Chemical Company, a diversified producer of petrochemicals and advanced synthetic resins, has partnered with ZBB Energy to refine the materials and manufacturing process for ZBB Energy's next generation, V3 battery in module sizes of 50kWh up to 500kWh. With Lotte's position in the plastics supply chain and its strong research capability, it is expected the companies will quickly develop the capacity for global scale production. Joint development efforts call for systems to be shipped and tested at development labs in South Korea along with a site that will integrate the EnerStore battery as part of the Korean Smart Grid Project.

"We continue to work closely with Lotte Chemical to develop, manufacture and sell our products in key markets. This system will allow Lotte Chemical to continue gaining knowledge at the system level and demonstrate the products to key customers," said Eric Apfelbach, ZBB Energy President and CEO.

About ZBB Energy Corporation

ZBB Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: 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, industrial and residential end customers. Founded in 1986, 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, Wisconsin, USA with offices also located in Perth, Western Australia. For more information, visit: www.zbbenergy.com.

About Lotte Chemical Company (Formerly Honam Petrochemical) Lotte Chemical Company is a $15 billion dollar chemical manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Lotte manufactures a variety of petrochemical products including synthetic resins, synthetic industrial materials including ethylene glycol and ethylene oxide for making polyester, automobile antifreeze solutions, methyl methacrylate, benzene, propylene and ethylene. Lotte Chemical is a member of the Lotte Group, which is one of the largest industrial conglomerates in Korea, with operations throughout Asia. Lotte Group's business lines include hotels, tourism, department stores, heavy industry, distribution and electronics. For more information on Lotte Chemical, visit www.lottechem.com

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Investor Relations Contact:
David Mossberg
Three Part Advisors, LLC
www.threepa.com
817-310-0051


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