updated 3/31/2011 9:46:34 AM ET 2011-03-31T13:46:34

NEW YORK, March 31, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ABAT), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of rechargeable polymer lithium-ion batteries as well as a manufacturer of electric vehicles, commented today on the sudden decline in the market price for its common stock.

Zhiguo Fu, the Company's Chairman, stated: "The sharp decline in the price of our common stock on the afternoon of March 30 troubles us greatly. We wish to ensure our shareholders that there has been no change in the Company's financial condition or its outlook that would explain the decline. Our balance sheet remains strong, as shown in the Form 10-K filed earlier this month, and our prospects for continued growth remain bright. There has not been any recent significant event that occurred within the Company that would explain the decline in our stock price yesterday. We assume, therefore, that the price decline resulted from market activity unrelated to the inherent value of our company."

About Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc.

Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ABAT), founded in September 2002, develops, manufactures and distributes rechargeable Polymer Lithium-Ion (PLI) batteries. The Company's products include rechargeable PLI batteries for electric automobiles, motorcycles, mine-use lamps, notebook computers, walkie-talkies and other electronic devices. ABAT's batteries combine high-energy chemistry with state-of-the-art polymer technology to overcome many of the shortcomings associated with other types of rechargeable batteries. Early in 2009, the Company acquired Wuxi Angell Autocycle Co. Ltd., an electric vehicle manufacturer, and renamed it Wuxi Zhongqiang Autocycle Co., Ltd. ("Wuxi ZQ"). The Company has a New York office, with its executive offices and manufacturing facilities in China.

Safe Harbor Statement

Certain statements in this release and other written or oral statements made by or on behalf of the Company are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements regarding future events and developments and our future performance, as well as management's expectations, beliefs, plans, estimates or projections relating to the future are forward-looking statements within the meaning of these laws. The forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties including market acceptance of the Company's services and projects and the Company's continued access to capital and other risks and uncertainties. The actual results the Company achieves may differ materially from those contemplated by any forward-looking statements due to such risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on our current expectations and speak only as of the date of such statements.

CONTACT: Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc.
         New York, NY
         212-391-2752

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