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EQS-Adhoc: Leclanché SA: Fire accident in part of Leclanché factory in Germany on 7th of April early morning


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Leclanché SA: Fire accident in part of Leclanché factory in Germany on 7th of
April early morning

07.04.2016 / 17:48
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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Fire accident in part of Leclanché factory in Germany on 7th of April early
morning

-No personnel injury

-Leclanché has contingency plans in place to meet its customer delivery
commitments

Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland / Willstätt, Germany 07.04.2016
Leclanché GmbH in Willstätt suffered a fire accident in a section of the factory
on Thursday the 7th of April around 6:00 am. The local fire fighting brigades
have extinguished the fire. Measurements of the fire fighting brigades have
shown no health risks for the people in the vicinity of the factory.

Two employees who have inhaled fumes were sent to hospital for precautionary
checks. They have been released safe a couple of hours later. The cause of the
fire is still under investigation. The production in Willstätt has been stopped
today.
Leclanché has activated the contingency plans in place and is confident to meet
all its delivery commitments to customers.

 

For further information:
Heiko Ross / Maya Aprahamian
Tél.: +41 (0) 24 424 65 83 - E-Mail : communication@leclanche.com

About Leclanché
Leclanché, which is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SIX:LECN), has a wide
range of storage products for electricity grids, large industries, homes and
small offices, as well as, hybridization for mass transport systems like fleet
of buses, trams etc. Established in 1909 Leclanché has been a reliable partner
for battery storage technologies. Founded in the tradition of Georges Leclanché,
the inventor of the dry cell battery, Leclanché today has a rich portfolio of
Energy Storage Systems that include Specialized Customer-specific Battery
Systems to industry leading lithium-ion solutions. Through the integration of a
spin-off of the German Fraunhofer Institute in 2006, the company evolved from a
traditional battery producer into one of the leading developers and
manufacturers of lithium-ion cells in Europe. Leclanché's Storage Solutions are
optimized for various applications, in particular for the integration of
renewable energy, diesel fuel reduction, electricity grid-connected ancillary
services, peak-power shaving for heavy industries but also for heavy duty
transportation in buses, trams, trains or maritime vessels. Leclanché products
are characterized by a very high cycle stability (both for cells with titanate
and graphite anode) and long service life. Thanks to our patented separator
technology, which is a core element of lithium ion batteries, Leclanché is able
to make cells with very good safety characteristics in a highly automated
production process. Leclanché operates a fully automated plant for the
production of large format lithium-ion cells at an annual maximum capacity of up
to one million cells and is capable of running multiple chemistries through
production for different cell characteristics. In addition, Leclanché offers a
number of specialized battery systems through its Portable Business Unit, such
as customer-specific energy storage systems for defense and medical
applications. Leclanché also distributes primary and secondary batteries and
accessories of other producers.
SIX Swiss Exchange: ticker symbol LECN | ISIN CH 011 030 311 9
www.leclanche.com

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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Fire accident in part of Leclanché factory in Germany on 7th of April early
morning

-No personnel injury

-Leclanché has contingency plans in place to meet its customer delivery
commitments

Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland / Willstätt, Germany 07.04.2016
Leclanché GmbH in Willstätt suffered a fire accident in a section of the factory
on Thursday the 7th of April around 6:00 am. The local fire fighting brigades
have extinguished the fire. Measurements of the fire fighting brigades have
shown no health risks for the people in the vicinity of the factory.

Two employees who have inhaled fumes were sent to hospital for precautionary
checks. They have been released safe a couple of hours later. The cause of the
fire is still under investigation. The production in Willstätt has been stopped
today.
Leclanché has activated the contingency plans in place and is confident to meet
all its delivery commitments to customers.

 

For further information:
Heiko Ross / Maya Aprahamian
Tél.: +41 (0) 24 424 65 83 - E-Mail : communication@leclanche.com

About Leclanché
Leclanché, which is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SIX:LECN), has a wide
range of storage products for electricity grids, large industries, homes and
small offices, as well as, hybridization for mass transport systems like fleet
of buses, trams etc. Established in 1909 Leclanché has been a reliable partner
for battery storage technologies. Founded in the tradition of Georges Leclanché,
the inventor of the dry cell battery, Leclanché today has a rich portfolio of
Energy Storage Systems that include Specialized Customer-specific Battery
Systems to industry leading lithium-ion solutions. Through the integration of a
spin-off of the German Fraunhofer Institute in 2006, the company evolved from a
traditional battery producer into one of the leading developers and
manufacturers of lithium-ion cells in Europe. Leclanché's Storage Solutions are
optimized for various applications, in particular for the integration of
renewable energy, diesel fuel reduction, electricity grid-connected ancillary
services, peak-power shaving for heavy industries but also for heavy duty
transportation in buses, trams, trains or maritime vessels. Leclanché products
are characterized by a very high cycle stability (both for cells with titanate
and graphite anode) and long service life. Thanks to our patented separator
technology, which is a core element of lithium ion batteries, Leclanché is able
to make cells with very good safety characteristics in a highly automated
production process. Leclanché operates a fully automated plant for the
production of large format lithium-ion cells at an annual maximum capacity of up
to one million cells and is capable of running multiple chemistries through
production for different cell characteristics. In addition, Leclanché offers a
number of specialized battery systems through its Portable Business Unit, such
as customer-specific energy storage systems for defense and medical
applications. Leclanché also distributes primary and secondary batteries and
accessories of other producers.
SIX Swiss Exchange: ticker symbol LECN | ISIN CH 011 030 311 9
www.leclanche.com

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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