NEW CASTLE, Pa., March 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Axion Power International, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AXPW), announced plans to release its fourth quarter and year-end 2008 results on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. The Company will hold a conference call that same day to discuss the results at 10:00 am EDT. Interested parties should call 888-713-4215 (domestic) or 617-213-4867 (international), with passcode 95987815 to access the call. You may also access this call via the Internet at:
 

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/playerlink.zhtml?c=155732&s=wm&e=2146752

For those who are unavailable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available for 30 days and can be accessed by dialing 888 286 8010 (domestic) and 617 801 6888 (international) and using passcode 82957872.

About Axion Power International, Inc.

Axion has developed and patented a next generation energy storage device that won the prestigious Frost & Sullivan Technology Award for North America in the field of lead-acid batteries. According to Frost & Sullivan, Axion's new PbC(TM) batteries have "the potential to revitalize the lead-acid battery industry by breathing new life into an established technology that is not well suited to the requirements of important new applications like hybrid electric vehicles and renewable power."

Axion Power International Inc. is the industry leader in the field of lead-acid-carbon energy storage technologies. Axion believes this new battery technology is the only class of advanced battery that can be assembled on existing lead-acid battery production lines throughout the world without significant changes to production equipment and fabrication processes. It also believes it will be able to manufacture carbon electrode assemblies in volume at low cost using standard automated production methods that are commonly used in other industries. If and when its electrode manufacturing methods are fully developed, Axion believes it will be able to sell carbon electrode assemblies as virtual plug-and-play replacements for lead-based negative electrodes used by all other lead-acid battery manufacturers. Axion's goal is to become the leading supplier of carbon electrode assemblies for the lead-acid battery industry. For more information, visit www.axionpower.com.

 

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