June 23, 2017

180 Degree Capital Corp.'s Portfolio Company, D-Wave Systems, and Their Work With Volkswagen Discussed in Article in the New York Times

MONTCLAIR, N.J., June 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 180 Degree Capital Corp. (NASDAQ:TURN) notes that an article on page B4 of today's issue of the New York Times discusses work between its portfolio company, D-Wave Systems, Inc., and Volkswagen on traffic optimization problems.  The article mentions that a demonstration of optimizing the routes of 10,000 taxis in Beijing using D-Wave's quantum computers produced results in a few seconds versus 30 minutes using a conventional supercomputer. 

This article can be accessed online at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/22/automobiles/wheels/driverless-cars-big-data-volkswagen-bmw.html.

About 180 Degree Capital Corp.

180 Degree Capital Corp. is a publicly traded registered closed-end fund focused on investing in and providing value-added assistance through constructive activism to what we believe are substantially undervalued small, publicly traded companies that have potential for significant turnarounds.  Our goal is that the result of our constructive activism leads to a reversal in direction for the share price of these investee companies, i.e., a 180-degree turn.  Detailed information about 180 and its holdings can be found on its website at www.180degreecapital.com.

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