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C&D Technologies Completes Contract with General Services Administration

Blue Bell, PA – March 31, 2011/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ –C&D Technologies, Inc., (OTC: CHHPD) a leading North American producer and marketer of batteries, battery systems and integrated standby power systems, today announced that it has completed a contract with the General Services Administration to offer its' products under the GSA Schedules Program.

Under the GSA Schedules program, C&D Technologies will provide Government customers the opportunity to directly purchase its market leading products to enhance their infrastructure and system needs. GSA establishes long-term Government-wide contracts that allow Government customers to acquire a vast array of products and services directly from commercial suppliers such as C&D Technologies. With a large portion of Government purchasing being made via GSA Schedules contracts, this program provides an additional opportunity for C&D to provide Government customers with their high-quality products and services.

C&D Technologies is proud to be working with GSA and their online portal, GSA Advantage!™, to provide federal, state and local employees the opportunity to efficiently purchase equipment and services from C&D. Please contact a C&D Representative or contact C&D Technologies directly at 800-543-8630 for any additional information www.cdtechno.com.

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 www.cdtechno.com.

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Forward-looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements, which are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and changes in circumstances. Words and expressions reflecting something other than historical fact are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in "Risk Factors" included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2010, updated to reflect certain subsequent events as detailed in the Form 8-K, filed on October 20, 2010, which should be read in conjunction with the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended October 31, 2010, including the risk factors contained therein, and Reports detailed in Form 8-Ks filed thereafter.

Shareholder Contacts:
Ian J. Harvie of C&D: 215-619-7835