Exide Technologies Issues Statement On Vernon Facility

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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