Leclanché SA

EQS-Adhoc: Leclanché SA: Leclanché update on fire at corporate headquarters in Switzerland on 22 May


EQS Group-Ad-hoc: Leclanché SA / Key word(s): Miscellaneous
Leclanché SA: Leclanché update on fire at corporate headquarters in Switzerland
on 22 May

23-May-2017 / 18:30 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
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Leclanché update on fire at corporate headquarters in Switzerland on 22 May

All staff were evacuated and are safe. Alternative plan for business continuity
is being implemented.

Share trading of Leclanché resumed at 9 am CET this morning.

YVERDON LES BAINS, Switzerland, 23ndMay 2017:Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), one of
the world's leading energy storage solution companies, today provided an update
on the fire that took place and was extinguished yesterday at the company's
corporate headquarters at Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland.

All Leclanché personnel were evacuated quickly and safely from the fire, which
started in the lobby of Leclanché's office building and was caused by a single
third- party battery system using third-party battery cells, and their
proprietary modules and battery management software.

The fire was largely contained within Leclanché's lobby and it was brought under
control within two hours of it starting at 1130am.

The fire did not reach Leclanché's adjoining production building though smoke
was widely spread throughout the company's premises. The affected areas are
being cleaned by specialist personnel.

By yesterday evening, the fire department gave access to the property to
Leclanché's health and safety team and insurance company.

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, said: "The health and safety of our employees
is our absolute priority and everyone was evacuated quickly and safely. We now
have specialist teams cleaning our facilities and ensuring that they are safe.

"We anticipate a return to business as usual across most of the organisation by
early next week. In the meantime, all of our managers and team leaders are
available via email and mobile phones. We thank our customers and suppliers for
their kind messages of support and would like to assure them that we will
continue to provide them with our dedicated services, however there might be a
slight delay in our response this week for which we request their understanding.

"Our heartfelt thanks goes to the emergency services, Yverdon les Bains's
municipal services as well as the other professional teams that we are working
with, for the tremendous support given to Leclanché and our community. We would
also like to thank our good neighbours, Boxer, for their immediate and continued
support."


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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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