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DGAP-Adhoc: Leclanché SA: exemption granted by the Swiss Takeover Board in connection with the proposed restructuring announced on December 8, 2014

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Leclanché SA: exemption granted by the Swiss Takeover Board in
connection with the proposed restructuring announced on December 8,
2014

30.12.2014 / 07:00
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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Leclanché

Press Release

Leclanché SA:  exemption granted by the Swiss Takeover Board in connection
with the proposed restructuring announced on December 8, 2014

Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, December, 30, 2014 - Leclanché S.A. (SIX
Swiss Exchange : LECN), which specializes in the production of large-format
lithium ion cells and energy storage solutions, announces today that the
Swiss Takeover Board has exempted Recharge, Precept or Bruellan from the
obligation to submit a mandatory tender offer for the shares of Leclanché
SA. According to the press release issued on December 8th 2014, the
Extraordinary Shareholders meeting will take place as planned on 5th
January 2015 in Yverdon-les-Bains at 2:30 pm.

The Board of Directors unanimously supports the exemption request, as the
CHF 21 million financing is considered the best possible funding option for
all stakeholders within the time available.

The full as well as a shortened version of the Board report is available in
French and German on the company's web site:
http://www.leclanche.eu/page/press-releases

About Leclanché

Leclanché's strategy is to become one of the leading lithium-ion cell
producers and solution providers for energy storage systems. Its strategic
priorities are to develop and market stationary and mobile energy storage
systems for home, industrial markets, grid applications, mass-transport
markets and networks and to grow its existing business of specialty battery
systems for a broad range of applications.

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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