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New Energy Corporation: Trading Suspension


RELEASE NO. 45306 / January 18, 2002

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced the temporary suspension, pursuant to Section 12(k) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ("Exchange Act"), of over-the-counter trading of the securities of New Energy Corporation, of San Diego, California. The suspension will commence at 9:30 a.m. EST on January 18, 2002, and terminate at 11:59 p.m. EST on February 1, 2002.

The Commission temporarily suspended trading in the securities of New Energy because of questions that have been raised about the adequacy and accuracy of publicly disseminated information concerning, among other things, the value of certain power generation contracts, the existence and size of certain purchase orders for solar chips, and the status of New Energy's strategic partner's relationship with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

The Commission cautions broker-dealers, shareholders, and prospective purchasers that they should carefully consider the foregoing information along with all other currently available information and any information subsequently issued by New Energy.

Further, brokers and dealers should be alert to the fact that, pursuant to Rule 15c2-11 under the Exchange Act, at the termination of the trading suspension, no quotation may be entered unless and until they have strictly complied with all of the provisions of the rule. If any broker or dealer has any questions as to whether or not he has complied with the rule, he should not enter any quotation but immediately contact the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. If any broker or dealer is uncertain as to what is required by Rule 15c2-11, he should refrain from entering quotations relating to the securities of New Energy until such time as he has familiarized himself with the rule and is certain that all of its provisions have been met. If any broker or dealer enters any quotation for the stock of New Energy that is in violation of the rule, the Commission will consider the need for prompt enforcement action.

If any broker-dealer or other person has any information that may relate to this matter, call Lisa A. Gok of the Pacific Regional Office of the Securities and Exchange Commission at (323) 965-3998.



Modified: 01/18/2002