Exide Technologies Appoints New Executive Vice President and General Counsel

MILTON, Ga., Oct. 20, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exide Technologies (www.exide.com), a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for transportation and industrial markets, today announced the appointment of Brad S. Kalter as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In his new role, Mr. Kalter will serve on the Company’s executive leadership team and report to Vic Koelsch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies.

Mr. Kalter has more than 20 years of experience as a practicing attorney, the last 12 working at Exide in its global battery manufacturing and energy storage business. He has served as Exide's Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2009 and as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2006. In these roles, he had global responsibilities for corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate financing transactions, SEC compliance, subsidiary management, contract management and the intellectual property portfolio. He started his Exide career in 2003 as an Assistant General Counsel.

Prior to joining Exide, Mr. Kalter served as General Counsel at Cotton States Insurance Group and began his career in private practice serving a variety of clients.

“Brad has been an integral member of the Exide legal team for more than a decade, providing guidance, perspective and strategic insight across our global businesses, and has served as a valuable liaison with the Company’s Board of Directors. His promotion to this key position reflects his experience and deep knowledge of the industry,” said Vic Koelsch, President and CEO. “He will be an outstanding complement to our executive leadership team as we move the new Exide forward with a renewed growth strategy focused on rebuilding our brand and market presence.”

Mr. Kalter is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications.

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 global business groups 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, electric utilities, railroads, photovoltaic (solar-power related) and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), and motive-power applications including lift trucks, mining and other commercial vehicles.

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Source: Exide Technologies