12.5.2006: Meldung: Exide Appoints New Executive Vice President

Exide Technologies , a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, today announced the appointment of Barbara Hatcher as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Exide Technologies.

Ms. Hatcher brings more than 20 years of corporate legal practice experience to this position, the last eight of which have been in the battery manufacturing and distribution business. She joined Exide in 2000 through the Company"s acquisition of GNB Technologies Inc.

At GNB, she served as Vice President and General Counsel. Most recently, she held the position of Deputy General Counsel for Exide. In this position she had global responsibility for mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, business agreements, customer relations, advertising and product integrity.

"During the last several months as Acting General Counsel, Barbara has served Exide admirably, quickly filling a need created with the departure of previous counsel," said Gordon Ulsh, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies. "In her new capacity, she will continue to provide outstanding leadership, guidance and support to the organization."

Ms. Hatcher received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire in political science and journalism and her JD from the Wake Forest University School of Law.

About Exide Technologies:

Exide Technologies, with operations in 89 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 42-volt 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.

Further information about Exide, including its financial results, are available at www.exide.com.


For Exide Technologies
J.Addams & Partners, Inc.
Jeannine Addams or Kristin Wohlleben, 404-231-1132

Source: Exide Technologies
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