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EQS-Adhoc: Leclanché SA: Leclanché signs preferred partnership agreement with Skoda Electric to supply 'next generation' electric vehicle solutions

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Leclanché SA: Leclanché signs preferred partnership agreement with Skoda
Electric to supply 'next generation' electric vehicle solutions

26-Jun-2017 / 19:15 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR

Leclanché signs preferred partnership agreement with Skoda Electric to supply
"next generation" electric vehicle solutions

Leclanché continues to gain traction in the high growth electric transport

YVERDON LES BAINS, Switzerland, 26 June 2017:Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), a leading
energy storage company, and Skoda Electric, a leader in the manufacture of
electric drives and traction motors for trolley and electric buses, have signed
a Joint Development Agreement and Framework Purchase Contract in which Leclanché
will provide Skoda Electric with battery solutions for its electric bus
expansion strategy. The Agreement is worldwide in scope and will operate for an
initial term of five years.

Leclanché will provide Skoda Electric with high energy (larger G/ NMC batteries
for overnight charging) and ultra-fast power battery solutions (smaller LTO
battery packs for more regular charging, such as at bus stations during the day)
for its e-buses. Its solutions will be modular, thereby enabling Skoda Electric
to build e-buses from 6 meters to 26 meters across all market segments.

The first targeted delivery of the partnership will be the release of a battery
system by the end of this year, scalable between 50 - 350kWh and certified for
the European market according to ECE-R100.r2.

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, said: "In 2015 Leclanché unveiled its first
all-electric bus in Belgium. Now the European e-bus industry is at a watershed
moment as proven battery technology and tighter environmental legislation make
electric buses economically competitive with diesel. We are delighted to
announce our partnership with Skoda Electric and to take a leading role in the
development of Europe's e-bus market. The industry is set to see considerable
growth in the next few years and we look forward to the economic contribution
that the agreement with Skoda Electric will make to Leclanché's transport

Jaromír Šilhánek, CEO for Skoda Electric, said: "Leclanché is unique in that it
is fully integrated, has a world-leading heritage in innovation, first class
long life-cycle technology across both high energy and ultra-fast charging power
batteries, and a production facility in Europe. Leclanché's solutions and
business approach give us ultimate flexibility and scalability, making the
company the ideal partner for us to deliver our European electric bus strategy."

The global e-bus fleet comprised approximately 173,000 vehicles in 2015 of which
170,000 were in China. Europe is the second biggest market for e-buses and by
2016 the continent had over 1,300 vehicles delivered or on order[1]. The
industrial e-transport sector is expected to expand at a Combined Annual Growth
Rate (CAGR) of 37 per cent over the coming years, according to Navigant

Most European metropolitan areas are targeting zero-emission environments, and
increasing numbers of transport companies are considering a fully-electric
solution for their urban bus networks.
In addition to e-buses, the Joint Development Agreement covers battery systems
for a comprehensive range of uses, from passenger vehicles to off-road
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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

Diese Pressemitteilung enthält mit Bezug auf die Geschäftstätigkeiten von
Leclanché in die Zukunft gerichtete Aussagen, die beispielsweise aufgrund der
Begriffe "strategisch", "beantragt", "einführen", "wird", "geplant", "erwartet",
"Verpflichtung", "bestimmt" , "vorbereitend", "plant", "schätzt", "zielt ab",
"könnte/würde", "potentiell", "erwartend", "geschätzt", "Antrag" oder ähnlichen
Ausdrücken identifiziert werden können oder aufgrund von ausdrücklichen oder
impliziten Äusserungen betreffend die Aufstockung von Leclanchés
Produktionskapazität, betreffend Anfragen für bestehende Produkte oder
zukünftige Einnahmen von solchen Produkten, betreffend potentielle zukünftige
Umsätze oder Einnahmen von Leclanché oder einer ihrer Geschäftsbereiche.
Sie sollten damit keine übertriebenen Erwartungen verbinden. Diese
zukunftsgerichteten Aussagen reflektieren die gegenwärtige Ansicht von Leclanché
betreffend zukünftiger Ereignisse und enthalten bekannte und unbekannte Risiken,
Unsicherheiten und andere Faktoren, welche zu künftige Resultate, Performance
und Leistungen erheblich von den erwartenden abweichen lassen können. Es kann
nicht garantiert werden, dass Leclanchés Produkte ein bestimmtes Umsatzniveau
erreichen. Es kann auch nicht garantiert werden, dass Leclanché oder eine der
Geschäftseinheiten bestimmte finanzielle Ergebnisse erzielen wird.
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Media Kontakte:

Desirée Maghoo
T: +44 (0) 7775522740
Simon Barker
T:+44 (0)7866 314331

USA und Kanada:
Rick Anderson
T: +1 (718) 986-1596

Henry Feintuch
T: +1 (212) 808 4901

Anil Srivastava / Hubert Angleys
Tel.: +41 (0) 24 424 65 00

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End of ad hoc announcement------------------------------------------------------

Language: English

Company:  Leclanché SA

          Av. des Sports 42

          1400 Yverdon-les-Bains


Phone:    +41 (24) 424 65-00

Fax:      +41 (24) 424 65-20


Internet: www.leclanche.com

ISIN:     CH0110303119, CH0016271550

Valor:    A1CUUB, 812950

Listed:   SIX Swiss Exchange


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