November 5, 2002

Exide Technologies Launches New Web Site

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Exide Technologies, (OTC Bulletin Board: EXDTQ), a worldwide leader in stored electrical energy solutions, has redesigned and relaunched its Web site, .

Exide's cyber environment creates a consistent presence across all of the company's global business units -- Motive Power, Network Power and Transportation -- reflecting the new Exide Technologies. Its streamlined look includes a number of enhancements including improved navigation, new content and new links.

The site unifies Exide and tells the Company's story to significant audiences including consumers; customers and potential customers; distributors; employees; government regulators; investors/shareholders; media; and suppliers. The refreshed home page serves as a portal, incorporating a series of links that take the visitor to other locations in the site with a minimal number of mouse clicks. The design is the first phase in a comprehensive redesign of the company's entire Web presence, including its Intranet and Extranet sites.

One notable addition to the Exide Web site is a section about EXCELL (Exide's Customer-focused Excellence Lean Leadership system), which is the cornerstone of the Company's North American reorganization. The site also incorporates a press room with updated background materials and fact sheets on the company, profiles of its leadership team and snapshots of its global business units, including a quick link to current and archived news releases. The press room, along with the rest of the site, will be populated continuously with new materials, such as product photos, logos, white papers and presentations.

"Exide Technologies is a different company today than it was just a few months ago, and the refreshed Web site is very significant in the overall scheme of our North American reorganization," said Craig H. Muhlhauser, chairman and CEO of Exide Technologies. "The Internet is a critical communications vehicle, and many of our audiences depend on the Web to find new information about developments at Exide."

The Exide Web strategy team will implement enhancements and new features to continually improve the impact of the site over time.

About Exide Technologies:

Exide Technologies, with operations in 89 countries and fiscal 2002 net sales of approximately $2.4 billion, is one of the world's largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. The company's three global business groups -- transportation, motive power and network power -- 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, fuel-cell load leveling, 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, its financial results and other information is available at .

Certain statements in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements as defined by the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. As such, they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results of the company to be materially different from any results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These are enumerated in further detail in the company's Form 10-K.


Jeannine Addams or Kristin Wohlleben

Tarkenton & Addams, Inc.



Mauyra James

Gavin Anderson & Company


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