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....Communications Systems Group Invests Heavily in Europe,
Middle East and Africa...


....Represented by MPL Powerware Systems in the UK...



Exide Electronics officially announced today the opening of
a European office to address the growing power protection
requirements of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Kevin
O'Hare, a ten-year veteran of the European communications
industry, will manage all EMEA sales and marketing
activities from London and work closely with an extensive
network of distributors for service and support.


Exide Electronics Group, represented by its subsidiary
companies MPL Powerware Systems Ltd in the UK and FPS Power
Systems AB within the EMEA territory, markets their power
protection equipment primarily under the Lectro, LorTec and
Powerware brand names. The Lectro ZTT/Plus, a power
protection system that helps protect cable and broadband
networks from utility outages and anomalies, will be sold
and distributed in mainland Europe. The LorTec and Powerware
telecom rectifiers will be marketed in the Middle East and
Africa.


"Exide Electronics has a long history of manufacturing
exceptional power protection products, and we are dedicated
to providing the highest level of reliability and support
possible," said Kevin O'Hare, sales manager, communications
products for the Europe/Middle East/Africa region. "Exide
Electronics' engineering legacy offers cable and
telecommunications providers a superior power protection
choice."


"The U.K. cable industry is building one of the most
advanced broadband communications systems in the world. A
leading-edge infrastructure requires leading-edge power
protection," said Rick Marcotte, director of sales and
marketing for Exide Electronics' Communications Systems
Group. "Exide Electronics is committed to providing world
class power protection products to the entire European
community."


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Notes to editors


About MPL Powerware Systems Ltd MPL Powerware Systems Ltd is
the UK division of Exide Electronics Inc. Headquartered in
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Exide Electronics provides
Strategic Power Management solutions to a broad range of
businesses and institutions worldwide. Exide Electronics'
products are used for networking, financial, medical,
industrial, telecommunications, military and aerospace
applications - wherever continuous power is essential to
daily operations.


About Exide Electronics' Communications Systems Group The
Communications Systems Group, a division of Exide
Electronics Group, Inc., designs, manufactures, delivers and
supports power protection products for the CATV and
telecommunications markets. The division combines the
resources of two recently acquired companies, Lectro
Products, Inc. and LorTec Power Systems, along with the
portfolio of telecommunications products from Exide
Electronics. Exide Electronics' Communications Systems Group
offers a full range of power protection solutions for all
types of CATV networks. For more information, call +44 1753
686 200, email Lectro@exide.co.uk or visit the Exide
Electronics Web site at http://www.exide.com.


Internet Users: Product literature, press releases, white
papers and a UPS configuration tool are available on the
Exide Electronics' Web site (http://www.exide.com).

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