Leclanché SA

EQS-Adhoc: Leclanché SA: Leclanché's Swiss headquarters fully operational following fire on 22 May

EQS Group-Ad-hoc: Leclanché SA / Key word(s): Statement
Leclanché SA: Leclanché's Swiss headquarters fully operational following fire on
22 May

31-May-2017 / 06:20 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR

Leclanché's Swiss headquarters fully operational following fire on 22 May

YVERDON LES BAINS, Switzerland, 30th May 2017:Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN), one of
the world's leading energy storage solution companies, is pleased to announce
that its corporate headquarters at Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland, is fully
operational following the fire that took place there on 22nd May.

Leclanché's 60 employees at Yverdon-les-Bains are back to work on the site as
normal and battery production has restarted.

Leclanché's property has been fully decontaminated and cleaned by a specialist
team. Some further refurbishment needs to be done in the company's offices and
this will be completed within the next two months. This work will not affect
Leclanché's day-to-day operations.

Anil Srivastava, CEO of Leclanché, said: "We are delighted to be back in our
headquarters in Yverdon-les-Bains and fully operational. I would like to extend
my heartfelt gratitude again for the specialist assistance we received to ensure
the safety of our employees and the rapid decontamination of our property to
make it safe for us to return to."

"I would also like to re-thank our customers, suppliers, investors and neighbour
Boxer and Aquarelle school for their great support. Finally, I am very proud of
all of our people for working so hard in the last week to make sure that we
continued to supply our services to the very high standard that we are known for
- thank you so much for your dedication."

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 on 22ndMay. The fire did not
reach Leclanché's adjoining production building which was only affected by fume

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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

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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Media contacts:

Desirée Maghoo
T: +44 (0)7775 522740

Simon Barker
T:+44 (0)7866 314331

Investor and analyst contacts :

Anil Srivastava / Hubert Angleys

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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


End of Announcement EQS Group News Service


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