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Leclanché top executives to present company expertise in electrifying fleet vehicles at Bloomberg New Energy Finance conference in San Francisco
• CEO Anil Srivastava and CTIO Pierre Blanc are featured panelists in the Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit bringing together global EV, energy and finance communities
• Srivastava to speak during plenary session panel covering “Driving Toward Net Zero Transport Emissions?” and covering the company’s success at electrifying railroad locomotives, marine vessels, buses, trucks and municipal vehicles
• Blanc, on a panel called “Zero-Emission Buses: Cleaner, Connected Cities,” will provide North American audiences with the company’s learnings from helping to electrify bus fleets in Europe


SAN FRANCISCO, 28 January 2022 – The global electric vehicle (EV), energy and finance communities meet in San Francisco for two days starting Monday, January 31, to share ideas, unveil breakthrough technologies and discuss the global business environment for the electrification of cars and fleet vehicles with Leclanché SA (SIX: LECN) senior management presenting the company’s expertise in two prominent panels.

The Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Summit, being held at the San Francisco Four Seasons Hotel, will feature Anil Srivastava, CEO, Leclanché  and Chief Technology and Industrial Officer Pierre Blanc as panelists on the conference program.

Srivastava will join the conference’s day one plenary session in a panel called “Driving Toward Net Zero Transport Emissions?” Moderated by Ethan Zindler, head of Americas, BloombergNEF, the discussion will center around the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) market and what the opportunities are beyond EVs. Srivastava will update the conference on what fleet owners are doing globally – in the maritime industry, railroads, trucks, buses and specialty vehicles – to bring the benefits of electrification to all forms of transportation. Additional panelists include Caroline Choi, senior vice president, corporate affairs, Edison International and Southern California Edison; Jonathan Levy, chief commercial officer, EVgo; and Frank Mühlon, president, E-mobility Division, ABB.

On the second day of the conference, Blanc will speak on a panel called “Zero-Emission Buses: Cleaner, Connected Cities.” It will be moderated by Corey Cantor, associate, Electrified Transport, BloombergNEF and feature Zoheb Davar, head of business development and growth, The Mobility House; Claire McConnell, vice president of strategic partnerships, Proterra; and Justine Chao, senior project manager, Southern California Edison. Blanc will share Leclanché’s global experience in producing electric “ e-buses” in many parts of the world.

Srivastava is a highly successful and experienced executive with a strong track record of building global businesses. His quarter century experience spans the clean energy, digital technology and telecommunications markets. He joined Leclanché in June 2014 and has engineered a turnaround of the 100-plus year old battery manufacturer into a top tier provider of energy storage solutions serving the utilities and mobility/transportation industries.

Blanc is an accomplished engineer and global expert in advanced cell and production technologies with more than two decades’ industry experience. He is responsible for overseeing all development and production activities within the company, including managing its cell manufacturing plant in Germany and the firm’s new high-volume module production line in its Swiss corporate headquarters. He led the introduction of novel and unique production processes, particularly for water-based manufacturing for lithium-ion batteries, still utilized today. He is the inventor or co-inventor of numerous patents relating to lithium-ion batteries and their production methods.

About Leclanché

Headquartered in Switzerland, Leclanché SA is a leading provider of high-quality energy storage solutions designed to accelerate our progress towards a clean energy future. Leclanché’s history and heritage is rooted in over 100 years of battery and energy storage innovation and the Company is a trusted provider of energy storage solutions globally. This coupled with the Company’s culture of German engineering and Swiss precision and quality, continues to make Leclanché the partner of choice for both disruptors, established companies and governments who are pioneering positive changes in how energy is produced, distributed and consumed around the world. The energy transition is being driven primarily by changes in the management of our electricity networks and the electrification of transport, and these two end markets form the backbone of our strategy and business model. Leclanché is at the heart of the convergence of the electrification of transport and the changes in the distribution network. Leclanché is the only listed pure play energy storage company in the world, organised along three business units: stationary storage solutions, e-Transport solutions and specialty batteries systems. Leclanché is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX: LECN).

SIX Swiss Exchange: ticker symbol LECN | ISIN CH 011 030 311 9


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Media Switzerland /Europe:

Thierry Meyer

T: +41 (0) 79 785 35 81




Media North America:

Henry Feintuch/Ashley Blas

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Media Germany:

Christoph Miller

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Investor Contacts:

Anil Srivastava / Hubert Angleys

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