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Exide Technologies: Exide Technologies Names Sean Burke as Chief Information and Digital Officer

MILTON, Ga., March 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exide Technologies
(, a global provider of stored electrical energy solutions,
announces that Sean Burke has joined the Company as Chief Information and
Digital Officer (CIDO) effective March 1, 2016.

Reporting to Vic Koelsch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exide
Technologies, Mr. Burke leads the Exide Technologies global Information
Technology (IT) team, driving digitization of functional processes, customer
integration and product offerings. He is responsible for global
infrastructure services including data centers, wide area networks, and the
end user workplace environment and IT security. In overseeing the Company's
enterprise applications, Mr. Burke will help to drive growth at Exide by
implementing an effective digital experience across all business and
customer/consumer touch points in each of Exide's business segments.
Finally, Mr. Burke will work closely with the Company's marketing teams
around the world to develop disruptive, market-leading digital offers to
accompany and add value to Exide's stored energy solutions.

Mr. Burke has more than 20 years of experience in developing and implementing
long-term business and IT strategies on a global basis. He joins Exide
Technologies from the Michelin Group, where he served from 2013 to 2016 as
Chief Technology Officer (CTO), responsible for global infrastructure
strategy and services. Prior to Michelin, he served from 2009 to 2013 as
Chief Technology Officer for LaFarge S.A., a $12 billion French industrial
company specializing in cement, construction aggregates and concrete. From
1999 to 2008, he served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the
international pharmaceutical company Galderma S.A. Earlier in his career, he
served as Regional Projects Director and Associate Director for Bristol-Myers
Squibb, and as a Geophysical Engineer for Geophysical Services Inc. Mr.
Burke holds a Bachelor of Science degree (Hons) in Physics from the
University of Surrey, in the UK.

"Sean has deep experience in using information technology to transform
business processes, having provided leadership in a range of IT applications
in corporate, research and development, manufacturing and commercial
environments. He brings to Exide a comprehensive global perspective on using
IT as an enterprise enabler," said Vic Koelsch, Exide's President and Chief
Executive Officer. "In making digitization a competitive advantage for The
New Exide, Sean joins a highly motivated team of executives deeply committed
to increasing our Company's efficiency, agility and ability to deliver
superior customer services and solutions."

Mr. Burke is based at the Exide Technologies European Headquarters in
Gennevilliers, France.

About Exide Technologies

Exide Technologies ( is a global provider of stored electrical
energy solutions-batteries and associated equipment and services for
transportation and industrial markets. With 127 years of industry experience
and operating in more than 80 countries, Exide produces and recycles a broad
range of products that keep customers and their businesses powering forward.
Leading car, truck and lift truck manufacturers trust Exide as an original
equipment supplier, and Exide serves the transportation and industrial
aftermarket through a comprehensive portfolio of products and services. The
Company's extensive sales, distribution and service network provides
flexibility and quality for an exceptional customer experience.

The Exide Transportation
business manufactures and markets starting, deep-cycle, and micro-hybrid
batteries for automotive, light and heavy-duty truck, agricultural, marine,
military, powersport, and other specialty applications. Exide serves the
global transportation marketplace with successful and well-known product
offerings and brands, along with battery diagnostic equipment and charging

Exide serves the Industrial Power
markets with its GNB®-branded
efficient energy storage systems for both Motive Power
and Network Power
customers. Motive Power
applications include materials handling (power for lift trucks, airside
assistance vehicles, and automatic guided vehicles); cleaning machines;
railroads; military and mining vehicles; and other commercial electric
vehicles. Network Power
installations include standby power for electric utilities; telecommunications
systems; alarm/security systems; renewable energy systems; railway systems;
uninterruptible power supply (UPS); and defense industry equipment.

Exide's innovative technologies and advanced /premium products
include Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) and Enhanced Flooded Batteries (EFB) for
start-stop and energy recuperation in automotive applications, along with
flooded and VRLA (AGM and GEL) products, market leading motive power tubular
products and smart charging systems for industrial applications.

At Exide Technologies,It All Starts Now

. History and scale, combined with a start-up mentality, make Exide the
faster, more nimble, more innovative, more digital, and more responsive
alternative for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.
Exide is "the 127 Year Old Start-Up",

and the Company is moving forward-bringing the energy of the "new Exide" to
customers around the world.

Jeannine Addams
Kristin Wohlleben
J. Addams & Partners, Inc.
404/231-1132 phone


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Source: Exide Technologies via Globenewswire


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