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Maxwell Technologies To Restate Prior Financial Results

As a result of the investigation, certain employees were terminated and Maxwell's Sr. Vice President of Sales and Marketing resigned.

The Company, including the audit committee, has discussed the foregoing matters with Maxwell's independent registered public accounting firm, McGladrey LLP.  The audit committee has authorized and directed the officers of the Company to take the appropriate and necessary actions to restate its financial statements for the Prior Periods.  Maxwell intends to file restated financial statements for the Prior Periods as soon as reasonable practicable.

About Maxwell Technologies, Inc.

Maxwell is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our ultracapacitor products provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, automotive, transportation and information technology. Our high-voltage capacitors products help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications.

Forward Looking Statements

Information in this Form 8-K regarding the status and determinations resulting from our audit committee's independent investigation, as well as other expectations and beliefs, are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include statements regarding the effects of the restatement of our past financial statements and the effects of the restatement on past and future results of operations and revenues; and the expected timing of filing of our required periodic reports.  All forward-looking statements included in this Form 8-K are based upon information available to us as of the date of this Form 8-K, which may change, and we assume no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from our current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the final conclusions of the audit committee (and the timing of such conclusions) concerning matters relating to the independent investigation, the discovery of additional information relevant to the independent investigation, any additional conclusions of the audit committee (and the timing of such conclusions) concerning matters relating to our revenue recognition, the timing of the review by, and the conclusions of, our independent registered public accounting firm regarding our revenue recognition and related accounting, accounting adjustments to our financial statements for certain periods, the application of accounting or tax principles in an unanticipated manner, an unanticipated delay in the preparation and filing of our required reports with the SEC or an inability to meet the requirements of the NASDAQ Global Market for continued listing of our shares and other risks detailed from time to time in our SEC reports and filings, including our annual report on Form 10-K, filed on February 16, 2012 and subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

The independent investigation of the audit committee is ongoing, and the determinations discussed in this press release are preliminary. In addition, the investigation and possible conclusions have had and may in the future have an impact on the amount and timing of revenue; accounting adjustments to our financial statements for the periods in question; our ability to file required reports with the SEC on a timely basis; our ability to meet the requirements of the NASDAQ Global Market for continued listing of our shares; potential claims and proceedings relating to such matters, including shareholder or employee litigation and action by the SEC and/or other governmental agencies; and negative tax or other implications for us resulting from any accounting adjustments or other factors.

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