NEW CASTLE, Penn., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Axion Power™ International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXPW), the developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC® batteries and energy storage systems, announced plans to release its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012, before the market opens in New York on Monday, March 25, 2013. Axion's management team will host a conference call to discuss the Company's financial results on the same day, at 11:00 am ET. Conference Call:Participants should dial into the call ten minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1-877-317-6789 ( USA) or +1-412-317-6789 (international) to access the call. Audio Webcast:There will also be a simultaneous live webcast through the Company's website, www.axionpower.com and selecting the investor tab. Participants should register on the website approximately ten minutes prior to the start of the webcast. Replay:An audio replay of the conference call will be available for seven days and can be accessed by dialing 1-877-344-7529 ( USA) or +1-412-317-0088 (international) and using passcode 10026608. For those unable to attend to the live webcast, it will be archived shortly following the event for 30 days in the Investors section of the Company's website. About Axion Power International, Inc.Axion has developed and patented a next generation energy storage device that won the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Technology Award for North America in the field of lead-acid batteries. According to Frost & Sullivan, Axion's new PbC® batteries have "the potential to revitalize the lead-acid battery industry by breathing new life into an established technology that is not well suited to the requirements of important new applications like hybrid electric vehicles and renewable power." Axion Power International, Inc. is the industry leader in the field of lead-acid-carbon energy storage technologies. Axion believes this new battery technology is the only class of advanced battery that can be assembled on existing lead-acid battery production lines throughout the world utilizing Axion's proprietary carbon electrodes. Axion's future goal, after filling their plant's lead-carbon battery production capacity, is to become the leading supplier of carbon electrode assemblies for the global lead-acid battery industry.