October 15, 2008

C&D Technologies Becomes a Contributor Member of The Green Grid

BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- C&D Technologies, Inc. , a leading North American producer and marketer of batteries, battery systems and integrated standby power systems, today announced that it has become a Contributor Member of The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centers and business computing ecosystems.

The Green Grid seeks to provide industry-wide recommendations on best practices, metrics and technologies that will improve overall data center and business computing energy efficiencies. By joining The Green Grid, C&D Technologies is helping influence both developers and end users of data center technology.

"We welcome C&D Technologies as a new Contributing Member of The Green Grid," said John Pflueger, a director of The Green Grid. "C&D's breadth of knowledge and experience in stored energy solutions for data center infrastructure will be a valuable asset to the consortium, as we continue working to improve data center energy efficiency within the U.S. and abroad."

"C&D's decision to join The Green Grid organization further highlights the real opportunities we foresee to provide our customers with energy efficient products which conserve natural resources and preserve the environment. Continuing growth in computer usage has driven increased demands on the data center, which in turn has lead to surging power requirements and emphasized the need for energy efficiency. Industry leading products, such as C&D's new groundbreaking msEndur(R) II battery product family, are designed to reduce energy consumption during operation in the data center. By joining The Green Grid as a Contributing Member, we look forward to the opportunity to help shape policy from the energy storage system prospective to promote data center infrastructure design with an energy efficient focus," said Dr. Jeffrey Graves, President and CEO of C&D Technologies.

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C&D Technologies, Inc.

C&D Technologies' provides power solutions and services for the telecommunications, uninterruptible power supply (UPS), switchgear and control (utility), and emerging markets. C&D Technologies engineers, manufactures, sells and services fully integrated reserve power systems for regulating and monitoring power flow and providing backup power in the event of primary power loss until the primary source can be restored. C&D Technologies' unique ability to offer complete systems, designed and produced to high technical standards, sets it apart from its competition. C&D Technologies is headquartered in Blue Bell, PA. For more information about C&D Technologies, visit http://www.cdtechno.com/.

C&D(R) and msEndur(R) are registered trademarks of C&D Technologies, Inc.

C&D Technologies, Inc.

CONTACT: Rita Biehl, Marketing Manager, +1-215-619-7806, or +1-800-543-8630 ext. 806, [email protected], or Ian Harvie, Chief Financial Officer,+1-215-619-7835, [email protected], both of C&D Technologies Inc.

Web site: http://www.cdtechno.com/