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Mary K. Bush, International Finance, Banking, and Government Policy Executive, Joins the Bloom Energy Board of Directors

December 21, 2016

SUNNYVALE, California - December 21, 2016 — Bloom Energy Corporation, the market-leading provider of advanced, distributed power generation, announced the Honorable Mary K. Bush, President of Bush International, LLC , an international consulting firm, will join the Bloom Energy Board of Directors.  Bush is internationally recognized for her expertise in international finance, banking, and corporate governance. She has served three U.S. Presidents and has held senior executive positions in private sector institutions. Innovations in corporate and sovereign finance have been hallmarks of Ms. Bush’s career in the private and public sectors where she developed business strategies that helped transform markets globally.

Bush previously served as Managing Director (Chief Operating Officer) of the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Board and Vice President - International Finance at the Federal National Mortgage Associate (Fannie Mae). From 1984 to 1988, she served as U.S. Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a position appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate. In that capacity, she played a key role in responding to the developing country debt crisis of the early 1980s.

Bush served as Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department from 1982 to 1984. Prior to her career in federal agencies, she worked in the banking industry for Bankers Trust Company, Citibank, and Chase Manhattan Bank. Bush also hosted “Markets and Technology,” a nationwide cable television program on global business and economic matters. 

“We are delighted to welcome Mary Bush to the Bloom Energy board,” said KR Sridhar, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Bloom Energy. “Her extensive expertise and big picture perspective on economics, energy and international business will be invaluable to Bloom as we continue our strong growth.”

“Mary Bush has a track record of accomplishment that is extraordinary,” said Bloom Energy Board Member Scott Sandell of New Enterprise Associates. “She has served our country and in the business world, with distinction.  I am very pleased that she will now be joining the Bloom Energy Board of Directors, and look forward to working with her.”

Bush serves on a number of Boards including Discover Financial Services, Marriott International, ManTech International and T. Rowe Price Group. Board committee service and/or Chairmanships: Finance, Compensation, Nominating and Governance, Audit and Pensions and Investments. Former Boards include The Pioneer Family of Mutual Funds, Texaco, RJ Reynolds, United Airlines, MGIC and Briggs & Stratton. Ms. Bush serves on the US Advisory Board of the Global Leadership Foundation, founded by former South Africa President, F.W. DeKlerk. She is Chairman of Capital Partners for Education that helps low-income youth get to and through college. She holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude, from Fisk University. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama and resides in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Mary Bush will join a Bloom Energy Board that includes:  General Colin L. Powell USA (ret.), 65th U.S. Secretary of State; John Doerr, Chairman of Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers; TJ Rodgers, founder and former President and CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation; Scott Sandell of New Enterprise Associates, Peter Teti of Alberta Investment Management Corporation; Eddy Zervigon, Special Advisor at Riverside Management Group; and KR Sridhar, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Bloom Energy.

About Bloom Energy

Bloom Energy is a provider of a revolutionary on-site power generation platform called the Bloom Energy Server® based on proprietary fuel cell technology that provides 24x7 firm power that is reliable, clean and cost effective. With over 200 MW deployed, Bloom Energy Servers are proven in the field with many of the world’s leading companies and organizations including Apple, Wal-Mart, AT&T, eBay and FedEx, as well as notable non-profit organizations such as Caltech.  Also, with its Mission Critical Systems practice, Bloom Energy provides grid-independent power for critical loads in data centers and manufacturing.  The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.  For more information, visit