Leclanché SA

EQS-Adhoc: Leclanché SA: Fire at Leclanché's offices extinguished. All staff are safe. Alternative business continuity plan is being implemented.


EQS Group-Ad-hoc: Leclanché SA / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
Leclanché SA: Fire at Leclanché's offices extinguished. All staff are safe.
Alternative business continuity plan is being implemented.

22-May-2017 / 18:30 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
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Fire at Leclanché's offices extinguished. All staff are safe. Alternative
business continuity plan is being implemented.

Share trading of Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN) suspended

YVERDON LES BAINS, Switzerland, 22ndMay 2017:Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), one of
the world's leading energy storage solution companies, reports that a fire
started in the lobby of its corporate headquarters at Yverdon-les-Bains,
Switzerland, at 1130 this morning. The fire was extinguished by the fire service
by 1330. There were no Leclanché casualties and everyone in the building and the
adjacent school was evacuated safely and quickly. Leclanché is implementing its
business continuity plan.

The fire was started by a third party battery system in the lobby of Leclanché's
office building. The fire authorities have advised that Leclanché's production
building is safe. The due process of checking for any potential contamination
will be carried out over the next few days before business can be resumed in
full.

The emergency services remain on site at Leclanché in Yverdon-les-Bains and the
company will provide a further update as soon as possible.

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About Leclanché

Leclanché is one of the world's leading, vertically integrated, energy storage
solution providers. It delivers a wide range of energy storage solutions for
homes, small offices, industry, electricity grids, as well as solutions for
transport such as electric buses and marine applications. Established in 1909,
Leclanché has been a trusted provider of battery energy storage solutions for
over 100 years.

Leclanché is listed on the Swiss stock exchange, and is the only listed,
pure-play, energy storage company in the world.

SIX Swiss Exchange: ticker symbol LECN | ISIN CH 011 030 311 9

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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Contacts

Media contacts:

Desirée Maghoo
T: +44 (0)7775 522740
E-mail:dmaghoo@questorconsulting.com

Simon Barker
T:+44 (0)7866 314331
E-mail:sbarker@questorconsulting.com

Investor and analyst contacts :

Anil Srivastava / Hubert Angleys
E-Mail:invest.leclanche@leclanche.com


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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 Swiss Exchange



 

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