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Aurora Solar Technologies Announcement of an Independent Director

16 Nov 2023

Aurora Solar Technologies Inc. (TSXV: ACU) (the "Company") wishes to announce the addition of James Tunkey as an independent board director effective November 15, 2023.

Mr. Tunkey has 29 years of experience in global risk advisory, including on behalf of manufacturers and innovators in green energy with operations in the U.S. and Asia. He is the Chief Operating Officer of an international investigations and security consulting company named I-OnAsia with a focus on supply chains, customers and intellectual property as it relates to strategic transactions, financings and investments. Mr. Tunkey has valuable entrepreneurial experience in international market development, trade compliance and corporate governance. He was a Hong Kong based director of Kroll Associates and Pinkerton Business Intelligence & Investigations before joining I-OnAsia and returning to the United States in 2004. Mr. Tunkey holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from TRIUM and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Buffalo in Chinese studies. Mr. Tunkey is a Qualified Risk Director and Certified Fraud Examiner. 

The Company has accepted the resignation of Gordon Deans as a board director and wishes to thank him for his role as founder and recognize his long-term service to the Company.

Over the past year, the Company has materially transformed itself through the successful acquisition of BT Imaging. Today, the Company has been restructured to support the operations of BT Imaging with a focus on growing organically and through collaboration to bring its expertise, products, and systems deeper into the evolving solar supply chains. The Company is actively positioning for growth beyond the existing BT Imaging product market segments in order to leverage its intellectual property in its machine vision and artificial intelligence (smart factory based on predictive machine learning and proprietary imaging) platform. 

The Company is pleased to add James as part of its intention to expand the board and looks forward to his contribution to identifying and supporting new market opportunities to drive the Company's strategic growth. As the Company navigates these growth initiatives it looks forward to delivering on a well-defined capital markets strategy. 

The Company announces stock option grants to a director totaling 1,000,000 options exercisable at $0.05 for a five-year term, subject to the acceptance of the TSX Venture Exchange. 

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