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Harbin Electric Refutes Unfounded Market Rumors

HARBIN, China, Aug. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Harbin Electric, Inc. ("Harbin Electric" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: HRBN) today stated that, contrary to rumors that have been circulating in the markets, the Company never modified any of its documents filed in China with the SAIC and that no members of its management or of its Board of Directors have resigned or advised the Company of any intent to resign.

This press release is not a proxy statement or a solicitation of proxies from the holders of common stock of the Company. Any solicitation of proxies will be made only by the proxy statement that will be provided to the Company's stockholders. Investors and security holders of the Company are urged to read the proxy material because it contains important information about the Company and the proposed going private transaction.

About Harbin Electric, Inc.

Harbin Electric, headquartered in Harbin, China, is a leading developer and manufacturer of a wide array of electric motors with a focus on innovative, customized, and value-added products. Its major product lines include industrial rotary motors, linear motors, and specialty micro-motors. The Company's products are purchased by a broad range of domestic and international customers, including those involved in the energy industry, factory automation, food processing, packaging, transportation, automobile, medical devices, machinery and tool manufacturing, chemical, petrochemical, as well as in the metallurgical and mining industries. The Company operates four manufacturing facilities in China located in Xi'an, Weihai, Harbin, and Shanghai.

Harbin Electric has built a strong research and development capability by recruiting talent worldwide and through collaboration with top scientific institutions. The Company owns numerous patents in China and has developed award-winning products for its customers. Relying on its own proprietary technology, the Company developed an energy efficient linear motor driven oil pump, the first of its kind in the world, for the largest oil field in China. Its self-developed linear motor propulsion system is powering China's first domestically-made linear-motor-driven metro train. As China continues to grow its industrial base, Harbin Electric aspires to be a leader in the industrialization and technology transformation of the Chinese manufacturing sector. To learn more about Harbin Electric, visit www.harbinelectric.com.

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