ReStore Energy Systems Exhibits at AWEA WINDPOWER

ReStore Energy Systems, a new division of Exide Technologies (Nasdaq:XIDE), a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, will make its first market appearance at the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER® Conference and Exhibition.

Dedicated to the development and pursuit of new markets for renewable energy storage and high-performance, large-capacity lithium-ion battery applications, ReStore Energy Systems will provide attendees with real examples of how its solutions already are being used around the world to leverage the energy generated from renewable sources.

"As energy consumption and the shift from traditional fuel to cleaner sources continues to increase, it is more important than ever to find reliable ways to capitalize on wind power and solar energy," said Gary Reinert, Vice President and General Manager for ReStore Energy Systems. "We believe cost-effective energy storage is a key to widespread implementation of these emerging technologies, and with the lead-acid and lithium-ion storage capabilities of ReStore Energy Systems, customers can achieve smoother integration of their renewable energy sources into the electricity grid."

Customer collaboration is an important focus of the new organization. "We believe the opportunities for collaboration with customers on problem solving and innovation are extensive as we work together to meet exact energy storage specifications and design optimal, high-performance solutions," said David Starkweather, Director of Marketing for ReStore Energy Systems. "Customers benefit from proven capabilities in application engineering, superior products and unparalleled customer service."

The division will take advantage of Exide’s extensive research and development efforts – as well as proven technologies in lead-acid energy storage and lithium-ion technology – to develop application-specific solutions for high-growth markets. In North America and Europe, these markets include grid-connected wind and solar farms, while off-grid solar applications will be critical in emerging markets such as Asia.

While the solar and wind markets may look to the advanced lead-acid chemistries such as those offered by ReStore Energy Systems, industrial applications with space constraints – or those requiring fast discharge and recharge times – can incorporate the Exide Onyx™ lightweight lithium-ion energy storage solutions.

AWEA is scheduled for May 23-26, 2010, in Dallas, Texas. ReStore Energy Systems will be exhibiting in booth 6222.

ReStore Energy Systems, a division of Exide Technologies, is a developer and manufacturer of industry-leading, renewable energy storage solutions and high-performance, large-capacity lithium ion energy systems. The division’s expertise lies in large-scale storage for grid-connected renewable energy; off-grid renewable power generation and storage; and new industrial applications for lithium ion batteries.

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.