Orion Lighting Regains Compliance with Nasdaq Minimum Bid Price Rule

June 29, 2018 at 8:30 AM EDT

MANITOWOC, Wis., June 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:OESX) (Orion Lighting), a provider of enterprise-grade LED lighting and energy project solutions, today announced it has received written notification from The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC that it has regained compliance with the exchange’s minimum bid price requirements. The letter noted that as a result of the closing bid price of Orion’s common stock exceeding $1.00 per share for more than ten consecutive business days, the matter is now closed.

Orion CEO, Mike Altschaefl, commented, “Regaining full compliance with Nasdaq’s continued listing requirements was an important priority for Orion that we are excited to have completed. We remain focused on achieving our revenue growth, adjusted EBITDA and gross margin goals for fiscal 2019, leveraging the value and lower cost of ownership of our energy-efficient LED lighting designs and high-quality customer service.

“The success we are realizing within our national accounts, agent driven distribution channel and Energy Service Company (ESCO) and reseller relationships positions us well to achieve these goals, supported by the $6 million reduction in annual operating expenses implemented last year and our continued focus on manufacturing and sourcing enhancements.”

About Orion Energy Systems
Orion is a provider of enterprise-grade LED lighting and energy project solutions. Orion manufactures and markets connected lighting systems encompassing LED solid-state lighting and smart controls. Orion systems incorporate patented design elements that deliver significant energy, efficiency, optical and thermal performance that drive financial, environmental, and work-space benefits for a wide variety of customers, including nearly 40% of the Fortune 500.

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Shareholders, potential investors and other readers are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements made herein are made only as of the date of this press release and we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More detailed information about factors that may affect our performance may be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available athttp://www.sec.gov or athttp://investor.oriones.com/ in the Investor Relations section of our Website. Except as required by applicable law, we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements publicly or to update the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

Investor Relations Contacts

Bill Hull, CFO William Jones; Tanya Kamatu
Orion Energy Systems, Inc.  Catalyst IR
(312) 660-3575 (212) 924-9800 or oesx@catalyst-ir.com

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