Exide Technologies Names John J. Gasparovic Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Milton, Ga. – April 1, 2019 – Exide Technologies (www.exide.com), a global provider of stored energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets, announced today the appointment of John J. Gasparovic as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary. Mr. Gasparovic will report to Tim Vargo, President and Chief Executive Officer, and will serve as an advisor to the Board of Directors and management on all legal and governance matters and will direct the global legal function of the Company from Exide’s global headquarters in Milton, Ga.

“We are pleased to have John join us as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary,” said Tim Vargo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Exide Technologies. “John brings a distinguished legal background and a deep knowledge of the automotive and manufacturing industries, which will add valuable insight and experience to the leadership team.”

Mr. Gasparovic retired from BorgWarner Inc. in 2018 after serving as its Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer since 2007.  Prior to that, Mr. Gasparovic served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Federal-Mogul Corporation; Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Roadway Corporation; Vice President Business Development and General Counsel of Guardian Automotive; and Assistant General Counsel of Guardian Industries Corp.  He began his legal career in the litigation group at the global law firm Jones Day in its Cleveland and Chicago offices. Mr. Gasparovic is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Illinois, and is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History.

About Exide Technologies

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.


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