Exide Technologies Expands Telecommunications Battery Product Offering

Innovative, Front Terminal Design Monoblock Battery

Now Available in Higher 125 and 150 Amp-Hour Ratings



Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Exide Technologies

    PRINCETON, N.J., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Exide Technologies (NYSE:   EX) has
 commenced shipment of its new Marathon(TM) 12-volt, 125 ampere hour
 (amp-hour/AH) and 12-volt, 150 amp-hour front-terminal batteries.  The sealed,
 valve-regulated batteries are designed to provide power for a variety of
 telecommunications infrastructure installations such as wireless, personal
 communications services (PCS), distributed power, cellular, broadband, and
 3G network applications.
     The 125 and 150 front-terminal products capitalize and improve on the
 design features of the Marathon(TM) 100 amp-hour battery.  Since its
 introduction in 1999, the Marathon(TM) 100 has been one of the most popular
 telecommunications products ever offered by Exide.  Some of the reasons why:
     *  The location of the terminals on the front, rather than the top of the
        battery, greatly simplifies installation and maintenance, especially
        when the batteries are installed in a cabinet enclosure or on a
        standard relay rack.
     *  The Marathon FT series features the use of a safer, flame-retardant
        polypropylene resin material and a patent-pending "diamond" side wall
        structure that ensures structural integrity in higher operating
        temperatures.
     *  The compact battery footprint packs the maximum power into a standard
        network equipment rack.
     *  Finally, the Marathon power package can be conveniently scaled to meet
        any variety of amp-hour requirements (up to 1200 AH) utilizing a single
        mounting structure.
     "The new Marathon FT Series builds more innovations into a product that
 already has proven its merit to Exide telecommunications customers," said
 Mitchell Bregman, president of GNB Industrial Power, a division of Exide
 Technologies.  "Its new features are one more example of how Exide
 Technologies is leading the industry in technology innovations and helping our
 customers add value to their products and services."
     Exide Technologies manufactures a complete line of Marathon Valve
 Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries, ranging from 30 amp-hour to 180 amp-hour
 in capacity, that deliver reliable power for as long as ten years.
     The new Marathon FT series batteries are being built in the company's
 Columbus, Georgia, manufacturing facility.
 
     Note:  Exide Technologies is the global leader in providing electrical-
 energy storage solutions.  The company has annualized revenues of
 approximately $3 billion and has operations in 89 countries, serving the
 industrial and transportation markets.
     Industrial applications include network-power batteries for
 telecommunications systems, fuel-cell load-leveling, electric utilities,
 railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power storage) and other uninterruptible power
 supply (UPS) markets; and motive-power batteries for a broad range of
 equipment uses, including lift trucks, mining and commercial vehicles.
     Transportation uses include automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural,
 marine and other batteries, as well as new technologies being developed for
 hybrid vehicles and new 42-volt automotive applications.  The company supplies
 both the aftermarket and original-equipment transportation customers.
     Further information about Exide Technologies, its financial results and
 other information can be found at www.exideworld.com .
     Certain statements in this news release may constitute forward-looking
 statements as defined by the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  As
 such, they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors,
 which may cause the actual results of the company to differ materially from
 any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  These
 are enumerated in further detail in the company's Form 10-K.
 
 

SOURCE Exide Technologies
    PRINCETON, N.J., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Exide Technologies (NYSE:   EX) has
 commenced shipment of its new Marathon(TM) 12-volt, 125 ampere hour
 (amp-hour/AH) and 12-volt, 150 amp-hour front-terminal batteries.  The sealed,
 valve-regulated batteries are designed to provide power for a variety of
 telecommunications infrastructure installations such as wireless, personal
 communications services (PCS), distributed power, cellular, broadband, and
 3G network applications.
     The 125 and 150 front-terminal products capitalize and improve on the
 design features of the Marathon(TM) 100 amp-hour battery.  Since its
 introduction in 1999, the Marathon(TM) 100 has been one of the most popular
 telecommunications products ever offered by Exide.  Some of the reasons why:
     *  The location of the terminals on the front, rather than the top of the
        battery, greatly simplifies installation and maintenance, especially
        when the batteries are installed in a cabinet enclosure or on a
        standard relay rack.
     *  The Marathon FT series features the use of a safer, flame-retardant
        polypropylene resin material and a patent-pending "diamond" side wall
        structure that ensures structural integrity in higher operating
        temperatures.
     *  The compact battery footprint packs the maximum power into a standard
        network equipment rack.
     *  Finally, the Marathon power package can be conveniently scaled to meet
        any variety of amp-hour requirements (up to 1200 AH) utilizing a single
        mounting structure.
     "The new Marathon FT Series builds more innovations into a product that
 already has proven its merit to Exide telecommunications customers," said
 Mitchell Bregman, president of GNB Industrial Power, a division of Exide
 Technologies.  "Its new features are one more example of how Exide
 Technologies is leading the industry in technology innovations and helping our
 customers add value to their products and services."
     Exide Technologies manufactures a complete line of Marathon Valve
 Regulated Lead Acid (VRLA) batteries, ranging from 30 amp-hour to 180 amp-hour
 in capacity, that deliver reliable power for as long as ten years.
     The new Marathon FT series batteries are being built in the company's
 Columbus, Georgia, manufacturing facility.
 
     Note:  Exide Technologies is the global leader in providing electrical-
 energy storage solutions.  The company has annualized revenues of
 approximately $3 billion and has operations in 89 countries, serving the
 industrial and transportation markets.
     Industrial applications include network-power batteries for
 telecommunications systems, fuel-cell load-leveling, electric utilities,
 railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power storage) and other uninterruptible power
 supply (UPS) markets; and motive-power batteries for a broad range of
 equipment uses, including lift trucks, mining and commercial vehicles.
     Transportation uses include automotive, heavy-duty truck, agricultural,
 marine and other batteries, as well as new technologies being developed for
 hybrid vehicles and new 42-volt automotive applications.  The company supplies
 both the aftermarket and original-equipment transportation customers.
     Further information about Exide Technologies, its financial results and
 other information can be found at www.exideworld.com .
     Certain statements in this news release may constitute forward-looking
 statements as defined by the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  As
 such, they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors,
 which may cause the actual results of the company to differ materially from
 any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  These
 are enumerated in further detail in the company's Form 10-K.
 
 SOURCE  Exide Technologies