updated 10/19/2010 5:45:30 AM ET 2010-10-19T09:45:30

MILTON, Ga., Oct. 18, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Exide Technologies, (Nasdaq:XIDE) a global leader in stored electrical-energy solutions, announced that Edward (Ed) Tetreault has been named Executive Vice President, Human Resources, effective Nov. 15. Tetreault joins Exide from Ingersoll Rand where he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for the company's Industrial Technologies Sector. 

Tetreault will have responsibility for managing and directing all human resource-related functions globally including the development and execution of global Human Resources strategies supporting the Company's initiatives and goals.

"Ed brings more than 20 years of global experience working with high-growth companies to align organization and people practices with corporate strategies, goals and values," said Jim Bolch, CEO and President, Exide Technologies. "He will be a valuable contributor to our Company's growth and success moving forward."

About Exide Technologies

Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 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 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 .

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