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Ascent Solar Selected as Constituent of the NYSE-Listed Ocean Tomo 300(R) Patent Index

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, flexible thin-film photovoltaic modules integrated into the company's EnerPlex™ series of consumer products, announced today the company has been selected for inclusion into the 2015-2016 Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (NYSE Euronext: OTPAT), effective November 2, 2015. The Ocean Tomo Index, launched in 2006, is priced and published by the NYSE Euronext.

The Ocean Tomo 300 Patent Index is the first stock index based on the value of corporate intellectual property. The Patent Index is composed of 300 companies chosen for the value of their patent portfolios relative to book value, and is a key market equity index for the knowledge economy. Other technology companies featured on the list include 3M Co, Apple Inc., Intel Corp., Microsoft Corp., Qualcomm, Fitbit Inc. and Tesla Motors Ltd.

Rafael Gutierrez, Senior Vice President and COO, said, "Ascent Solar Technologies currently holds exclusive rights to 16 patents, and the company has over 15 additional patents pending. The number of patents, combined with over $200 million of investment in CapEx, R&D and Engineering over the past decade, has allowed Ascent to build a strong and leading IP position in the...