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U.S. Geothermal Inc. Shareholders Approve All Proposals During Annual General Meeting

/ -- BOISE, IDAHO -- (Marketwired) -- 10/04/16 -- U.S. Geothermal Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT: HTM), a leading and profitable renewable energy company focused on the development, production, and sale of electricity from geothermal energy, today announced that all proposal items on the agenda at the 2016 annual general meeting of shareholders were approved by the shareholders.

The proposals approved by U.S. Geothermal shareholders are:

Proposal 1: The election of 7 directors named in the proxy statement including two new independent directors, each to serve a one-year term.

Proposal 2: The ratification of the selection of Moss Adams LLP as The Company's independent auditor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2016.

Proposal 3: The approval of the 2009 Stock Incentive Plan.

Proposal 4: The approval of a share consolidation of the Company's common stock, and the authorization of the Board, in its sole discretion, to effect a share consolidation of the common stock at an exchange ratio of not less than 1-for-2 and not greater than 1-for-6 by filing an amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation, and to implement said consolidation at any time within one year from the date of the annual meeting.

Over 74% of the Company's issued and outstanding shares voted on Proposal 4. Of those voting shares, 82% voted in favor of the share consolidation proposal.

"We express our sincere gratitude to our shareholders for their continued support and confidence in our strategy," said Dennis Gilles, CEO of U.S. Geothermal. "The Company is committed to maximizing shareholder value by optimizing existing operations and through long-term growth. The proposals approved today will help the Company achieve both."

About U.S. Geothermal Inc.:

U.S. Geothermal Inc. is a leading and profitable renewable energy company focused on the development, production and sale of electricity from geothermal energy. The Company is currently operating geothermal power projects Neal Hot Springs, Oregon, San Emidio, Nevada and Raft River, Idaho for a total power generation of approximately 45 MWs. The Company is also developing an additional estimated 90 MWs of projects at: the Geysers, California; a second phase project at San Emidio, Nevada; at Crescent Valley, Nevada; and the El Ceibillo project located near Guatemala City, Guatemala. US Geothermal's growth strategy is to reach 200 MWs of generation by 2020 through a combination of internal development and strategic acquisitions.

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Scott Anderson
Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
U.S. Geothermal Inc.
208-424-1030 (FAX)

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