Stem Announces Minimal Exposure to Silicon Valley Bank
SAN FRANCISCO – March 10, 2023 – Stem, Inc. (“Stem” or the “Company”) (NYSE: STEM), a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-driven energy solutions and services, today issued the following statement on Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) in response to investor questions.
While we are continuing to evaluate the situation, we estimate less than 5% of our cash and short-term investments could be impacted by the closure of the bank. We have no credit facilities or other financial relationships with SVB. Stem maintains its cash and short-term investments with a diverse group of large national financial institutions. We do not expect the closure to have any impact on our operations. We will continue to monitor the situation and any impact on Stem or our customers, partners, and suppliers.
Stem provides clean energy solutions and services designed to maximize the economic, environmental, and resiliency value of energy assets and portfolios. Stem’s leading AI-driven enterprise software platform, Athena® enables organizations to deploy and unlock value from clean energy assets at scale. Powerful applications, including AlsoEnergy’s PowerTrack, simplify and optimize asset management and connect an ecosystem of owners, developers, assets, and markets. Stem also offers integrated partner solutions to help improve returns across energy projects, including storage, solar, and EV fleet charging. For more information, visit www.stem.com.
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