EnerSys Announces New Production Facility in China

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EnerSys (NYSE: ENS) today announced that it plans to construct a new battery manufacturing facility in Gaoyou City, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China for the production of industrial batteries for Chinese and international markets.

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EnerSys Announces New Production Facility in China

Demand for our products in China and the Asia region, especially for Motive Power batteries continues to grow, and we remain committed to meeting the needs of our valued customers in the region.

EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the world’s largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries, today announced that it plans to construct a new battery manufacturing facility in Gaoyou City, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China for the production of industrial batteries for Chinese and international markets. When completed by 2015, the new facility will provide capacity to meet increasing customer demand in these markets.

EnerSys has manufactured industrial batteries in China for over 20 years and currently operates two manufacturing plants, one in Jiangsu Province on the east coast and one in Chongqing in the geographic center of China. The Gaoyou plant will be in located in a purpose zoned industrial area close to our existing Jiangsu facility with good access to labor and transportation and is well supported by the district government.

The new facility will be approximately 475,000 square feet and, when fully operational, will be able to employ approximately 950 people producing both Motive Power batteries for the forklift battery market and Reserve Power batteries to serve the telecommunication, energy and uninterruptible power supply industries.

“Demand for our products in China and the Asia region, especially for Motive Power batteries continues to grow, and we remain committed to meeting the needs of our valued customers in the region. This investment will allow for our continued growth in the Asian markets,” stated John D. Craig, chairman, president and chief executive officer of EnerSys. “We would like to acknowledge the assistance and cooperation we have received from the Gaoyou government and Gaoyou Economic Development District for this new plant, which I believe will prove to be beneficial to both our company and our customers.”

An announcement will be made on an official ground-breaking ceremony after final approvals are received.

EDITOR'S NOTE: EnerSys, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories. Motive power batteries are utilized in electric fork trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunications and utility industries, uninterruptible power suppliers, and numerous applications requiring standby power. The Company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.

More information regarding EnerSys can be found at http://www.enersys.com.

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This press release and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release, contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, or the Reform Act, which may include, but are not limited to, statements regarding EnerSys’ earnings estimates, plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as “believe,” “plan,” “seek,” “expect,” “intend,” “estimate,” “anticipate,” “will,” and similar expressions. All statements addressing operating performance, events, or developments that EnerSys expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including statements relating to sales growth, earnings or earnings per share growth, and market share, as well as statements expressing optimism or pessimism about future operating results, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Reform Act. The forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and assumptions regarding future events and operating performance, and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies and changes in circumstances, many of which are beyond EnerSys’ control. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by EnerSys on its website or otherwise. EnerSys does not undertake any obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

Although EnerSys does not make forward-looking statements unless it believes it has a reasonable basis for doing so, EnerSys cannot guarantee their accuracy. The foregoing factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements. For a list of other factors which could affect EnerSys’ results, including earnings estimates, see EnerSys’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including "Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," including "Forward-Looking Statements, set forth in EnerSys’ Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended December 30, 2012. No undue reliance should be placed on any forward-looking statements.

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