Exide Technologies Relaunches Website

On-line Investor-Call Transcripts, News From Afghanistan

To Zimbabwe, A New Address



Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from Exide Technologies

    PRINCETON, N.J., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Exide
 Technologies (NYSE:   EX), the global leader in stored electrical energy
 solutions, has redesigned and relaunched its Web site.  The new site,
 developed as a result of Exide's acquisition of GNB Technologies and other
 corporate changes, makes its cyber debut at a new address, www.exide.com .
 (The site also is accessible via the former address, www.exideworld.com).
     The content and design improvements of the site reflect Exide's strategy
 to create a unified, global presence serving its worldwide marketplace as well
 as to continually meet the specific, changing needs of its target audiences of
 business-to-business customers, investors and analysts, retail consumers and
 suppliers.  With its intuitive navigation system, it meets the needs of
 today's technically savvy Internet users while being simple enough for Web
 novices.
     The home page provides instant access to the company's ever-expanding
 portfolio of superior, innovative technologies and products.  The site also
 contains a complete spectrum of financial information on the company,
 including transcripts of investor conference calls.
     The new site is the first phase of a global Web site integration for Exide
 Technologies, establishing links to the company's global business units.
 Visitors from any country, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, can select a product,
 and with a few mouse clicks, find out where they can buy that product locally.
 The site also includes a locator function for automotive battery retailers.
     The new site has a fresh, high-tech look-and-feel complemented by ease of
 navigation.  In addition, its content incorporates extensive information about
 the company as the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of lead-acid
 batteries with an increasing presence in emerging battery technologies; its
 new management team which has the vision and experience to build the company
 that now is organized around global business units; and its operations in 89
 countries around the world.
     "From stored-energy solutions for high-tech telecom customers to forklift
 batteries to 40-ton battery sets for submarines to 42-volt systems for
 tomorrow's automobiles, Exide Technologies is a company with tremendous
 product depth, technological strength and global presence," said Timothy Yost,
 Vice President of Communications for Exide Technologies.  "Our new Web site
 serves as a powerful communications vehicle to reach our audiences with useful
 and timely information about our products, our services and our future."
 
     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 loading 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.exide.com .
 
     Certain statements in this press 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
 that may cause the actual results of the company to be materially different
 from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
 These are enumerated in further detail in the company's Form 10-K.
 
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SOURCE Exide Technologies
    PRINCETON, N.J., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Exide
 Technologies (NYSE:   EX), the global leader in stored electrical energy
 solutions, has redesigned and relaunched its Web site.  The new site,
 developed as a result of Exide's acquisition of GNB Technologies and other
 corporate changes, makes its cyber debut at a new address, www.exide.com .
 (The site also is accessible via the former address, www.exideworld.com).
     The content and design improvements of the site reflect Exide's strategy
 to create a unified, global presence serving its worldwide marketplace as well
 as to continually meet the specific, changing needs of its target audiences of
 business-to-business customers, investors and analysts, retail consumers and
 suppliers.  With its intuitive navigation system, it meets the needs of
 today's technically savvy Internet users while being simple enough for Web
 novices.
     The home page provides instant access to the company's ever-expanding
 portfolio of superior, innovative technologies and products.  The site also
 contains a complete spectrum of financial information on the company,
 including transcripts of investor conference calls.
     The new site is the first phase of a global Web site integration for Exide
 Technologies, establishing links to the company's global business units.
 Visitors from any country, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, can select a product,
 and with a few mouse clicks, find out where they can buy that product locally.
 The site also includes a locator function for automotive battery retailers.
     The new site has a fresh, high-tech look-and-feel complemented by ease of
 navigation.  In addition, its content incorporates extensive information about
 the company as the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of lead-acid
 batteries with an increasing presence in emerging battery technologies; its
 new management team which has the vision and experience to build the company
 that now is organized around global business units; and its operations in 89
 countries around the world.
     "From stored-energy solutions for high-tech telecom customers to forklift
 batteries to 40-ton battery sets for submarines to 42-volt systems for
 tomorrow's automobiles, Exide Technologies is a company with tremendous
 product depth, technological strength and global presence," said Timothy Yost,
 Vice President of Communications for Exide Technologies.  "Our new Web site
 serves as a powerful communications vehicle to reach our audiences with useful
 and timely information about our products, our services and our future."
 
     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 loading 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.exide.com .
 
     Certain statements in this press 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
 that may cause the actual results of the company to be materially different
 from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
 These are enumerated in further detail in the company's Form 10-K.
 
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                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X41468134
 
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