Capstone Turbine Corporation Announces Internet Availability of Proxy Materials for Its 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

CHATSWORTH, Calif., July 17, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, today announced that the proxy materials for its 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders have been filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and are now available online pursuant to the Notice and Access rule of the SEC by going to the Company's web site,, and following the "Investor Relations" link. Capstone's stockholders may obtain hard copies of the proxy materials (including the Annual Report to Stockholders) free of charge by following the instructions in the "Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials" mailed to Capstone's stockholders on July 17, 2009.

Capstone's 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at Capstone's corporate offices located at 21211 Nordhoff Street, Chatsworth, California 91311, on August 27, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Time. At the annual meeting, stockholders of record at the close of business on June 30, 2009 may vote on the election of nine directors to Capstone's Board of Directors; approval of an amendment to the Capstone Turbine Corporation Amended and Restated 2000 Equity Incentive Plan, as amended; and ratification of the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as Capstone's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2010.

About Capstone Turbine Corporation

Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world's leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over 4,000 Capstone MicroTurbine(R) systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation's energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company, Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the New York metro area, Mexico City, Nottingham, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

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