THORNTON, CO--(Marketwired - Aug 11, 2017) - Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: ASTI), a developer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art, lightweight, and flexible thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solutions, announces that the Company has entered into a Redemption Agreement ("Agreement") with a preferred stock holder ("Investor") to fully redeem all outstanding Series J-1 Preferred Stock ("Preferred Stock").

Pursuant to the Agreement, the Investor has agreed to surrender 7,000 outstanding shares of Preferred Stock (face value of $700,000) plus accrued dividends of $55,305.55 in exchange for 500 million shares of the Common Stock and 250 million warrants to purchase the Company's Common Stock at a premium exercise price of $0.003. The Investor will own (not including the warrant shares) approximately 5.8% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock of the Company on a post transaction basis.

Mr. Victor Lee, President & CEO of Ascent Solar, said, "We are pleased that the Investor is agreeable to convert its maturing Preferred Stock into common equity at a fixed price equal to the latest market closing bid price. This is a clear demonstration of the Investor's confidence in, and support for, the Company."


Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., an ISO 9001-2015 certified company, is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules using flexible substrate materials that are more versatile and rugged than traditional solar panels. Ascent Solar modules were named as one of the top 100 technologies in both 2010 and 2015 by R&D Magazine, and one of TIME Magazine's 50 best inventions for 2011. The technology described above represents the cutting edge of flexible power and can be directly integrated into consumer products and off-grid applications, as well as other aerospace applications. Ascent Solar is headquartered in Thornton, Colorado. More information can be found at and

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