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Hillcrest Extends Warrant Incentive Program and Provides Additional Shareholder Updates

Jan 3, 2024



VANCOUVER, BC, January 3, 2024 – Hillcrest Energy Technologies (CSE: HEAT) (OTCQB: HLRTF) (FRA: 7HI) (“Hillcrest” or the “Company”), an innovative clean technology company redefining power conversion technologies, is pleased to announce the extension of its previously announced Warrant Incentive Program and provides additional updates on recent activities and accomplishments.


Extension of Previously Announced Warrant Incentive Program
The Company is pleased to announce the extension of the Warrant Incentive Program (“Incentive Program”) announced on December 19, 2023. The Incentive Program, which is being implemented to encourage the exercise of 5,114,690 common share purchase warrants, has been extended to January 15, 2024.


AccelerateIP Funding
Hillcrest has been selected to receive up to $52,500 in funding support from AccelerateIP. The program assists companies in BC, Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut with support and education in accessing professional intellectual property (IP) services. AccelerateIP is an ElevateIP recipient, funded by Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED). The program is administered by New Ventures BC, along with prime collaborator Innovate BC, alongside a network of delivery partners.


Hillcrest CEO, Don Currie, stated, “As our lineup of ZVS-enabled products reaches maturity, we are actively expanding our intellectual property portfolio. These funds are a continuation of Hillcrest’s focus on securing available federal and provincial funding to offset a portion of our immediate intellectual property-related expenditures.”


Throughout 2023, Hillcrest successfully secured over $200,000 in funding and in-kind support from various Canadian programs. The Company remains committed to actively pursuing non-dilutive funding opportunities, a strategy aimed at bolstering the commercialization of our diverse ZVS-enabled technologies.


Interest in Hillcrest ZVS Grid Inverter Accelerates
During December the Company engaged with multiple potential customers, showcasing demonstrations of its inaugural ZVS grid-tied inverter.

In December 2023, the Company announced proof-of-concept testing for an 800-volt (V), 10-kilowatt (kW) component incorporating the ZVS technology. This versatile component is well-suited for deployment in various grid-tied applications, including solar and wind generation, storage, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), and electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Hillcrest CEO, Don Currie, highlighted, “We’ve garnered significant interest from Canadian and international entities eager to engage in the collaborative development and eventual large-scale demonstration of our ZVS grid-tied inverter. Forming partnerships with these groups holds the potential to secure additional non-dilutive resources, expediting the advancement of our ZVS grid-tied inverter.”


New Investor Relations Engagement
The Company is also pleased to announce it has retained Outside the Box Capital Inc., located at 2202 Green Orchard Place, Oakville Ontario L6H 4V4, to provide investor marketing services, including publication and dissemination of information about the company on social media and other community-driven platforms, such as YouTube, Reddit, Discord and Telegram. The company’s CEO, Jason Coles ( and 289-259-4455) who will lead the investor marketing services for Hillcrest, has no prior relationship with Hillcrest.


The engagement begins January 1, 2024, and will end on June 30, 2024. Outside the Box Capital Inc. will be compensated $100,000 as work is completed during the term of the engagement and will receive stock options (“Options”) to purchase up to 345,000 common shares in the capital of the Company, pursuant to the Company’s Stock Option Plan dated July 28, 2021. 172,500 of the Options will vest immediately with the remaining 172,500 vesting on April 1, 2024. The Options are exercisable on or before December 19, 2028 at an exercise price of $0.29.

About Hillcrest Energy Technologies

Hillcrest Energy Technologies is a clean technology company developing high value, high performance power conversion technologies and digital control systems for next-generation powertrains and grid-connected renewable energy systems. From concept to commercialization, Hillcrest is investing in the development of energy solutions that will power a more sustainable and electrified future. Hillcrest is publicly traded on the CSE under the symbol “HEAT,” on the OTCQB Venture Market as “HLRTF” and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange as “7HI.” For more information, please visit:


Investor Relations

Don Currie


Toll-free: 1-855-609-0006


Walter Frank/Jennifer Belodeau

IMS Investor Relations

+1 203-972-9200


Public Relations

Jamie Hogue

+1 602-793-9481

Hillcrest Extends Warrant Incentive Program and Provides Additional Shareholder Updates

The Canadian Securities Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this news release.

The securities of the Company referred to in this news release have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”), or any state securities laws. Accordingly, the securities of the Company may not be offered or sold within the United States unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of any offer to buy any securities of the Company in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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Some of the statements contained in this news release are forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Forward-looking statements and information can be identified by the use of words such as “expects”, “intends”, “is expected”, “potential”, “suggests” or variations of such words or phrases, or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “should”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved.  This forward-looking information is provided as of the date of this news release.  The forward-looking information reflects our current expectations and assumptions and is subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any anticipated future results, performance or expectations expressed or implied by the forward-looking information.   No assurance can be given that these assumptions will prove correct. Forward-looking statements and information are not historical facts and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties beyond the Company’s control. Investors are advised to consider the risk factors under the heading “Risks and Uncertainties” in the Company’s MD&A for the year ended December 31, 2022, available at for a discussion of the factors that could cause the Company’s actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from any anticipated future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, except as may be required by law.