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EXIDE ELECTRONICS ACHIEVES 'BLUE RIBBON CONTRACTOR' STATUS

 EXIDE ELECTRONICS ACHIEVES 'BLUE RIBBON CONTRACTOR' STATUS
 RALEIGH, N.C., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Exide Electronics (NASDAQ: XUPS), a technology leader in uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) for thirty years, announced today that it had received the "Blue Ribbon Contractor" award from the Department of the Air Force. This is the seventh consecutive period for which the Company has been awarded this distinction on the basis of its performance under a five-year requirements contract let by the Air Force Logistics Command (AFLC) in 1988.
 The AFLC Competition for Performance, or "Blue Ribbon Contracting Program" as it is commonly called, evaluates contractors on their ability to meet or exceed 90 percent on-time delivery and 99 percent quality criteria. Contractor performance is evaluated semi-annually to ensure consistently high standards are met and to determine continued eligibility. The program is a major element of the "Best Value Contracting" initiatives set by the Air Force.
 Exide Electronics is the largest company in the world dedicated exclusively to developing and manufacturing a full line of power protection systems. Headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., Exide Electronics responds to the power protection needs of a broad range of businesses and institutions worldwide, including many Fortune 1000 companies. Exide Electronics' products are used for financial, medical, industrial, telecommunications, military and aerospace applications -- wherever continuous power is essential to daily operations.
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 /CONTACT: Marty Kittrell, Investor Relations, 919-870-3076, or Karin Cram, Media-Marketing, 919-870-3239, both of Exide Electronics/
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