A123 Sponsors the LPGA Volvik Championship Tournament in Michigan

Inaugural golf tournament to support veterans and their families

LIVONIA, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A123
Systems LLC
, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion
batteries and systems, today announced that it has signed an agreement
to become an official sponsor of the new LPGA Volvik Championship, which
will debut May 23-29 at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor.

The partnership with the LPGA Volvik Championship includes A123 as a
presenting sponsor of the Pro-Am Tournament which takes place on
Wednesday May 25th, and will lead off the week of championship golf
where the best women players in the world will vie for the title and a
$1.3 million purse. The Ladies Professional Golf Association
participates in 33 tournaments across 15 countries with this year
marking the first ever for Ann Arbor.

This new tournament is predicted by organizers to have a $20-30 million
economic impact for Southeastern Michigan.

“We are excited that A123 is in a strong position to support important
events like this,” said Jason Forcier, CEO. “Seeing the economic benefit
to the community brings us pride while demonstrating our commitment to
helping those around us by supporting military veterans.”

The LPGA Volvik Championship tournament that is being played over
Memorial Day weekend will support the University of Michigan’s location
for the National Network of Depression Centers that houses the Military
Support Programs and Networks. The MSPN provides pre- and post-
deployment mental health support and treatment for military members,
veterans, and their families. A123’s commitment to back this inaugural
event will benefit these groups as well as the surrounding communities.

For more information on the tournament, or to play in the Pro-Am, please
go to www.volviklpga.com

About A123

A123 Systems is a global leader in providing complete energy storage
solutions through advanced battery cells and systems for transportation
and commercial applications, offering performance, reliability, and cost
savings from concept through commercialization.

Contacts

A123 Systems
Paulette Spagnuolo, +1.734.772.0467
Marketing and
Communications Manager
pspagnuolo@a123systems.com