Leclanché SA

DGAP-Adhoc: Leclanché SA appoints new Head of Sales and Marketing

Leclanché SA  / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

03.09.2013 18:00

Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
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Press Release

Leclanché SA appoints new Head of Sales and Marketing

Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, 3rd September 2013 - Leclanché S.A. (SIX
Swiss Exchange: LECN), specializes in the production of large-format
lithium-ion cells and energy storage solutions, announced today that it has
appointed Mr. Joachim Simonis as Head of Sales and Marketing.

The Company is currently strengthening its sales force in preparation for
the launch of its stationary products in 2014 and Mr. Simonis will lead
this team and develop the marketing strategy of the Company.

Mr. Simonis is a German national and has over 20 years experience in
developing and managing sales and marketing organisations for technology
based organisations. He has operated in the solar industry since 2004 and
until recently he was responsible for the launch of the European operations
of Talesun Solar, a Chinese based solar company and prior to that managed
the European sales organisation of a German solar company, Phoenix Solar.

In this newly created position at Leclanché, Mr. Simonis will be
responsible for the launch of the stationary products and specifically for
the development of the direct and indirect sales channels through which the
Company intends to market its products. He will report directly to the
Chief Executive.

Mr. Simonis qualified from Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences as
Diplom-Ingenieur Maschinenbau (equivalent to Master of Engineering), with a
focus on Manufacturing and Design.


About Leclanché

Leclanché's strategy is to become one of the leading lithium-ion cell
producers and solution providers for renewable energy storage systems in
Europe. Its strategic priorities are stationary home electrical energy
storage applications and expansion into the stationary industrial and grid
electricity storage markets. Through participation in research consortia
focusing on hybrid and E-mobility applications, Leclanché is positioned to
take advantage of new market opportunities.

Through a unique, patented ceramic separator technology and focus on
lithium-titanate technology, Leclanché manufactures large-format
lithium-ion cells, optimized for safety and cycle-life, in a fully
automated production process. The newly installed production line will have
an annual capacity of one million cells or 76 MWh.

Leclanché was founded in 1909 in Yverdon-les-Bains. Through the integration
of a spin-off from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in 2006, the company evolved
from a traditional battery manufacturer to become a leading developer and
manufacturer of lithium-ion cells in Europe. Leclanché currently employs
more than 100 staff and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (LECN). The
company has its headquarters in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland) and
production facilities in Willstätt (Germany).

www.leclanche.eu

Media contact:

Christophe Lamps, Dynamics Group S.A.: Telephone: +41 79 476 26 87,
cla@dynamicsgroup.chcla@dynamicsgroup.ch

Disclaimer

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements relating to
Leclanché's business, which can be identified by terminology such as
'strategic', 'proposes', 'to introduce', 'will', 'planned', 'expected',
'commitment', 'expects', 'set', 'preparing', 'plans', 'estimates', 'aims',
'would', 'potential', 'awaiting', 'estimated', 'proposal', or similar
expressions, or by expressed or implied discussions regarding the ramp up
of Leclanché's production capacity, potential applications for existing
products, or regarding potential future revenues from any such products, or
potential future sales or earnings of Leclanché or any of its business
units. You should not place undue reliance on these statements. Such
forward-looking statements reflect the current views of Leclanché regarding
future events, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that may cause actual results to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
statements. There can be no guarantee that Leclanché's products will
achieve any particular revenue levels. Nor can there be any guarantee that
Leclanché, or any of the business units, will achieve any particular
financial results.


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Language:               English
Company:                Leclanché SA
                        Av. des Sports 42
                        1400 Yverdon-les-Bains
                        Switzerland
Phone:                  +41 (24) 424 65-00
Fax:                    +41 (24) 424 65-20
E-mail:              investors@leclanche.com
Internet:            www.leclanche.com
ISIN:                   CH0110303119, CH0016271550
Valor:                  A1CUUB, 812950
Listed:                 SIX

End of Announcement                             EQS Group News-Service

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