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The Spire Team On Earth Day At The Minuteman Bikeway (Photo: Business Wire)

Spire Corporation (Nasdaq: SPIR), a global solar company providing capital equipment and turn-key manufacturing lines to produce photovoltaic (PV) modules, announced that it kicked-off its efforts to give back to both the community and the environment last Friday, Earth Day, by planting a golden forsythia on the Minuteman Bikeway, a branch of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. The plant symbolizes Spire’s monthly commitment to cleaning up the litter and excess debris from the trail.

The Spire Team on Earth Day at the Minuteman Bikeway (Photo: Business Wire)

The Spire Team on Earth Day at the Minuteman Bikeway (Photo: Business Wire)

“A great majority of Spire employees utilize this trail, which runs behind our building in Bedford, Massachusetts,” said Roger G. Little, Chairman and CEO of Spire Corporation. “Being a solar company and a part of the green movement, as a team, we felt the importance to preserve the environment right in our backyard.”

About Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., whose mission it is to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors to build healthier places for healthier people. The Minuteman Bikeway remains one of the most popular rail-trails in America; it is also a significant urban greenway, abutting public parks and conservations lands.

About Spire Corporation

Spire Corporation is a global solar company providing capital equipment and turn-key production lines to manufacture PV modules. To learn more about Spire Corporation, visit www.SpireCorp.com or email PR@SpireCorp.com.

Certain matters described in this press release may be forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk of dependence on market growth, competition and dependence on government agencies and other third parties for funding contract research and services, as well as other factors described in the Company's Form 10-K and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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