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EXIDE TO SPONSOR HIGH VOLTAGE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR BATTLE

(Halifax, NS. April 12, 2012) The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is pleased to announce a partnership that will see Exide Batteries sponsor the Rookie of the Year Award in 2012. The Rookie of the Year Award is one of the most coveted titles on the Tour and has a previous champions list which includes Geoff Boyle, Ian Mollins, Dale Holmes, Shawn Turple, Russell Smith Sr., Lonnie Sommerville, Craig Slaunwhite, Josh Jaillet and Jerome Kehoe. Holmes, Sommerville and Slaunwhite have gone on to win races in the series while Turple, a multiple time feature winner won the overall championship in 2009 to follow up his Rookie of the Year title in 2005.

Exide Technologies has a rich history spanning more than 120 years in the battery business. Today, Exide serves the complex stored energy needs of customers around the world. Exide provide services and systems that enhance vehicle performance and fleet utilization as well as those that reduce risk of temporary interruptions of power supplies. Exide’s global footprint melds together their two significant bases of experience in transportation and industrial markets and provides for better and faster means of introducing innovations in products and services.

"We welcome Exide Batteries as the Rookie of the Year sponsor on the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour," said Ken Cunning, GM of the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour. "Exide is a well known international company and we are thrilled to have them on board."

"Exide is proud to join the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour as Rookie of the Year Sponsor" Said Ken Godin, Atlantic District Sales Manager for Exide." The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is recognized as one of the top series in North America and we are looking forward to some fantastic racing this season."

The 2012 freshman crop is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. Oyster Bed Speedway Street Stock fan favorite Tom Nicholls (Sherwood, PE), 2009 Sportsman Tour champion Frankie Fraser (Shubenacadie, NS), ’11 Tri-County Motor Speedway (NC) champion Brad Eddy (Lower Sackville, NS) and former, Speedway 660 Pro Stocker Steve Halpin (Saint John, NB) along with former PEI Modified Champions Terry Dougay (Albany, PE) and Dylan Gosbee (Cornwall, PE) have submitted their intentions to contend for the title this season. They will get their first laps en route to the prestigious crown on Sunday, May 20th when the drivers get the green flag at Scotia Speedworld for the Season Opener CARQUEST 100. For the latest news and ticket information please visit www.maritimeprostocktour.com

About Exide:
Exide Technologies has a rich history spanning more than 120 years in the battery business. Our strengths demonstrate Exide's position as a forerunner of industrial advancement around the world. With countless contributions to the growth of technology, our story, reflects the spirit of innovation and resilience at its best.

Today, Exide serves the complex stored energy needs of customers around the world. We provide services and systems that enhance vehicle performance and fleet utilization as well as those that reduce risk of temporary interruptions of power supplies. Our global footprint melds together our two significant bases of experience in transportation and industrial markets and provides for better and faster means of introducing innovations in products and services. Exide is working to change the way the world uses and stores electrical energy. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is proudly powered by Exide.

About the Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour:
The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour (PST) is the highest level of stock car racing in Canada. The Tour is recognized in the industry as one of the healthiest stock car racing series in North America. PST visits five tracks throughout the Maritimes during its May through September season. The Parts for Trucks Pro Stock Tour is owned and operated by Maritime Pro Stock Tour Limited. For more information, call our administration office at 902.481.2531 or click www.maritimeprostocktour.com

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