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Leclanché SA: Leclanché announces the launch of the Ti-Box

25.03.2014 / 07:25

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Press Release

Leclanché announces the launch of the Ti-Box

  - Provides a comprehensive home storage solution for solar generated
    electricity

  - Designed for the residential market, allows to increase
    self-consumption on energy

Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, March 25, 2014 - Leclanché S.A. (SIX Swiss
Exchange: LECN), specialized in the production of large-format lithium-ion
cells and energy storage solutions, today announces the launch of its
Ti-Box, an energy storage product for the residential market. This energy
storage solution is designed to optimise and increase the private
consumption of self-generated renewable energy, in particular solar energy.
The Ti-Box is being launched on schedule, following the successful
completion of the CE and UN38 certifications.

The Ti-Box energy storage battery can be connected to a residential
photovoltaic system in order to store energy generated by the photovoltaic
system in Leclanché's proprietary lithium-ion titanate cells. This launch
represents therefore an important step in using energy saving technologies
to shift consumption of electricity generated by the sun to night or
periods of the day when levels of sunlight are low. This will increase the
proportion of own consumption of onsite-generated photovoltaic electricity,
encourage the decentralized use of electricity and therefore keep the
electricity in the public grid.

The Ti-Box will be distributed through a network of professional installers
selected by Leclanché in Europe.

The launch coincides with the presence of Leclanché at Storage Day
organized in by Solar Allianz in Dusseldorf during Energy Storage, the
international conference and exhibition for the storage of renewable
energies (25-27 March 2014).

Unique product features

The Ti-Box, comprises 44 large format lithium-ion titanate cells and
incorporates electronics and a software control system that has been
designed and developed by Leclanché. The cells have an expected calendar
life of 20 years and are capable of up to 15,000 cycles, making them one of
the most durable cells on the market. With safety as a top priority, the
Leclanché cells incorporate a proprietary, patented ceramic separator and a
very stable electro-chemical structure, which together are designed to
minimise the risk of thermal runaway.

Single energy storage units incorporate a modular design, which will
facilitate the implementation of further product upgrades, including
multiple energy router compatibility and the ability to have up to three
units stacked in parallel. The battery unit can be monitored via an
optional energy router internet access portal.

The Ti-Box development program was driven by a joint in-house team based in
Yverdon-les Bains, Switzerland and Willstaett, Germany, and the unit is
produced in Willstaett, where the cell mass production facility is also
located.

About Leclanché

Leclanché's strategy is to become one of the leading lithium-ion cell
producers and solution providers for energy storage systems in Europe. Its
strategic priorities are to develop and market energy storage  products for
home, industrial markets and grid applications and to grow its existing
businesses of developing portable energy storage systems for military,
medical and industrial applications. It also includes providing a range of
professional energy storage systems to a diversified customer base. 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.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:      Foreign Exchange(s) SIX


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