Exide Technologies Issues Statement on Vernon Facility

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VERNON, Calif., June 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exide Technologies today issued the following statement concerning Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin's order permitting Exide Technologies to resume operations at its Vernon, California plant. A further hearing at which the Court will decide whether to issue a preliminary injunction will be held on July 2, 2013:

"We are pleased with the Judge's recent decision that allows us to re-open our Vernon plant. We will continue to implement our planned storm water and air quality control improvements. Working constructively with the community, Exide intends to continue running a premier facility in compliance with regulatory standards.

"The Judge's decision has allowed us to call 60 of our employees back to work. Returning employees will be provided refresher safety training. We are eager to start recycling batteries again and providing this important environmental service to California."

CONTACT: Media Contacts: Susan Jaramillo Exide Technologies 203/699-9133 860/922-1279 susan.jaramillo@exide.com Brenda Adrian Sitrick and Company 212-573-6100 Brenda_Adrian@sitrick.com

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