Exide Receives Order From California Department of Toxic Substances Control Regarding Its Vernon, CA Facility

Exide Receives Order From California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Regarding Its Vernon, CA Facility

VERNON, Calif., April 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exide Technologies
(Nasdaq:XIDE) is suspending operations at its Vernon secondary lead recycling
facility in compliance with an Order dated April 24, 2013 from the California
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). The DTSC alleges that the
Company's underground stormwater system is not in compliance with State of
California requirements and alleges the Company's furnace emissions are not
meeting applicable DTSC health risk standards.

The Company will comply with the Order from the DTSC and is suspending
operations in Vernon while evaluating its legal and regulatory remedies.At
this time the Company does not know how long the suspension of operations at
the Vernon facility will last.The Vernon facility provides a significant
portion of the Company's domestic lead requirements.

Exide currently operates two other active secondary lead recycling facilities
in the U.S. which continue to supply lead for the Company's domestic
manufacturing facilities.Exide is evaluating its ability to purchase lead on
the open market as well as seeking to negotiate agreements with third-party
lead recyclers to provide some or all of the internal lead requirements that
would have been provided from the Vernon facility.

About Exide Technologies

Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the
world's largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The Company's
four global business groups – Transportation Americas, Transportation Europe
and Rest of World, Industrial Energy Americas and Industrial Energy Europe and
Rest of World – provide a comprehensive range of stored electrical energy
products and services for industrial and transportation applications.

Transportation markets include original-equipment and aftermarket automotive,
heavy-duty truck, agricultural and marine applications, and new technologies
for hybrid vehicles and automotive applications. Industrial markets include
network power applications such as telecommunications systems, electric
utilities, railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power related) and uninterruptible
power supply (UPS), and motive-power applications including lift trucks,
mining and other commercial vehicles.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for historical information, this news release may be deemed to contain
"forward-looking" statements. The Company desires to avail itself of the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the
"Act") and is including this cautionary statement for the express purpose of
availing itself of the protection afforded by the Act.

Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to (a)
projections of revenues, cost of raw materials, income or loss, earnings or
loss per share, capital expenditures, growth prospects, dividends, the effect
of currency translations, capital structure, and other financial items, (b)
statements of plans and objectives of the Company or its management or Board
of Directors, including the introduction of new products, or estimates or
predictions of actions by customers, suppliers, competitors or regulating
authorities, (c) statements of future economic performance, (d) statements
regarding liquidity and (e) statements of assumptions, such as the prevailing
weather conditions in the Company's market areas, underlying other statements
and statements about the Company or its business, and (f) statements regarding
tax and liquidity impacts from asset sales and restructuring activities.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these
forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following
general factors such as: (i) the fact that lead, a major constituent in most
of the Company's products, experiences significant fluctuations in market
price and is a hazardous material that may give rise to costly environmental
and safety claims, (ii) the Company's ability to implement and fund business
strategies based on current liquidity, (iii) the Company's ability to realize
anticipated efficiencies and avoid additional unanticipated costs related to
its restructuring activities, (iv) the cyclical nature of the industries in
which the Company operates and the impact of current adverse economic
conditions on those industries, (v) unseasonable weather (warm winters and
cool summers) which adversely affects demand for automotive and some
industrial batteries, (vi) the Company's substantial debt and debt service
requirements which may restrict the Company's operational and financial
flexibility, as well as imposing significant interest and financing costs,
(vii) the litigation proceedings to which the Company is subject, the results
of which could have a material adverse effect on the Company and its business,
(viii) the realization of the tax benefits of the Company's net operating loss
carry forwards, which is dependent upon future taxable income, (ix)
competitiveness of the battery markets in the Americas and Europe, (x) risks
involved in foreign operations such as disruption of markets, changes in
import and export laws, currency restrictions, currency exchange rate
fluctuations and possible terrorist attacks against U.S. interests, (xi) the
ability to acquire goods and services and/or fulfill later needs at budgeted
costs, (xii) general economic conditions, (xiii) the Company's ability to
successfully pass along increased material costs to its customers, (xiv)
recently adopted U.S. lead emissions standards and the implementation of such
standards by applicable states, and (xv) those risk factors described in the
Company's fiscal 2012 Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012.

The Company cautions each reader of this news release to carefully consider
those factors set forth above. Such factors have, in some instances, affected
and in the future could affect the ability of the Company to achieve its
projected results and may cause actual results to differ materially from those
expressed herein.

CONTACT: MEDIA CONTACT:
        
         Susan Jaramillo
         Exide Technologies
         203/699-9133 phone
         860/922-1279 cell
         susan.jaramillo@exide.com
        
         INVESTOR CONTACT:
        
         Carol Knies
         Senior Director of Investor Relations
         Exide Technologies
         678/566-9316 phone
         carol.knies@exide.com

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