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Contour Energy Systems Wins Prestigious 2011 LA Business Journal Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award

Accolade Given to Companies and Industry Leaders that Foster Economic Competitiveness

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AZUSA, Calif., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Contour Energy Systems, an innovative portable power company commercializing next-generation battery systems, announced that it has won the second annual 2011 Los Angeles Business Journal Patrick Soon-Shiong Innovation Award. The annual award acknowledges organizations and executives in southern California who foster economic competitiveness with proven leadership in innovation.

Contour Energy Systems was listed among 15 of the most innovative companies in the Los Angeles area and was selected by a panel of esteemed professionals from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation, USC's Marshall School of Business, UCLA's Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Abraxis BioScience and leadership at the Los Angeles Business Journal.  The Contour Energy management team and founders are battery industry heavyweights and include Dr. Robert Grubbs, a co-founder and world-renowned 2005 Nobel Laureate and professor of chemistry at Caltech.  Dr. Grubbs has received numerous professional fellowships and awards and is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

"This award marks another significant achievement and recognizes the incredible work and innovation of our Contour Energy team," said Contour Energy Systems CEO Joe Fisher.  "We are honored to be a recipient of this award that recognizes our pioneering advancements in new fluorine-based battery chemistries, nano-materials science and manufacturing processes."

About Contour Energy Systems

Contour Energy Systems is an innovative portable power company commercializing customizable battery technologies for a wide range of cross-industry applications.  Contour's next-generation battery systems are designed to deliver unprecedented improvements in energy and power density, and are capable of performing in extreme operating conditions at significantly improved costs.  Founded through the collaboration of Caltech and CNRS, the French National Center for Scientific Research, the company combines expertise in nano-materials science, patented Fluorine-based battery chemistries and manufacturing processes to significantly advance the state of portable power.  Headquartered in Azusa, CA, Contour Energy is managed by a world-class team of battery industry leaders from Caltech, Energizer, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Sanyo and Valence Technologies.  The company is privately held.

Kevin Gallagher
Gallagher Group Communications

SOURCE Contour Energy Systems

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