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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
SCHEDULE 13G
 
 
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
(Amendment No. n/a )*
 
EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES 

(Name of Issuer)
 
Common Stock

(Title of Class of Securities)
 
302051206

(CUSIP Number)
 
April 30, 2015

(Date of Event Which Requires Filing of this Statement)
 
Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this Schedule is filed:
 
     x  Rule 13d-1(b)
 
     o  Rule 13d-1(c)
 
     o  Rule 13d-1(d)
 
* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment containing information which would alter the disclosures provided in a prior cover page.
 
The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).
 


 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.  302051206      
 
      
1 NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 Neuberger Berman Group LLC
   
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 (a)   o
 (b)   x
   
3 SEC USE ONLY
  
  
   
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
  
 Delaware
    
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY  OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH: 5 SOLE VOTING POWER
  
 
   
6 SHARED VOTING POWER
  
 2,379,919
   
7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
  
 
   
8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
  
 2,379,919
   
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
  
 2,379,919
   
10 CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
  
 x
   
11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
  
 23.90%
   
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
  
 HC
 

FOOTNOTES
  
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.  302051206      
 
      
1 NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 Neuberger Berman Fixed Income LLC
   
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 (a)   o
 (b)   x
   
3 SEC USE ONLY
  
  
   
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
  
 Delaware
    
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY  OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH: 5 SOLE VOTING POWER
  
 
   
6 SHARED VOTING POWER
  
 2,379,919
   
7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
  
 
   
8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
  
 2,379,919
   
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
  
 2,379,919
   
10 CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
  
 o
   
11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
  
 23.90%
   
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
  
 IA
 

FOOTNOTES
  
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.  302051206      
 
      
1 NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 NB Distressed Debt Master Fund LP
   
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 (a)   o
 (b)   x
   
3 SEC USE ONLY
  
  
   
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
  
 Delaware
    
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY  OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH: 5 SOLE VOTING POWER
  
 
   
6 SHARED VOTING POWER
  
 673,143
   
7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
  
 
   
8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
  
 673,143
   
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
  
 673,143
   
10 CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
  
 o
   
11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
  
 6.76%
   
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
  
 PN
 

FOOTNOTES
  
 
 
 

 
 
CUSIP No.  302051206      
 
      
1 NAMES OF REPORTING PERSONS
I.R.S. IDENTIFICATION NOS. OF ABOVE PERSONS (ENTITIES ONLY)
 NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Ltd
   
2 CHECK THE APPROPRIATE BOX IF A MEMBER OF A GROUP (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)

 (a)   o
 (b)   x
   
3 SEC USE ONLY
  
  
   
4 CITIZENSHIP OR PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
  
 Delaware
    
NUMBER OF SHARES BENEFICIALLY  OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON WITH: 5 SOLE VOTING POWER
  
 
   
6 SHARED VOTING POWER
  
 1,706,776
   
7 SOLE DISPOSITIVE POWER
  
 
   
8 SHARED DISPOSITIVE POWER
  
 1,706,776
   
9 AGGREGATE AMOUNT BENEFICIALLY OWNED BY EACH REPORTING PERSON
  
 1,706,776
   
10 CHECK IF THE AGGREGATE AMOUNT IN ROW (9) EXCLUDES CERTAIN SHARES (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
  
 o
   
11 PERCENT OF CLASS REPRESENTED BY AMOUNT IN ROW (9)
  
 17.14%
   
12 TYPE OF REPORTING PERSON (SEE INSTRUCTIONS)
  
 CO
 

FOOTNOTES
  
 
 
 

 
 
Item 1.

 
(a)
Name of Issuer
 
 
EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES

 
(b)
Address of Issuer’s Principal Executive Offices
 
 
13000 DEERFIELD PARKWAY BUILDING 200
ALPHARETTA GA 30004

Item 2.

 
(a)
Name of Person Filing
 
 
Neuberger Berman Group LLC
Neuberger Berman Fixed Income Fund LLC
NB Distressed Debt Master Fund LP
NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Ltd

 
(b)
Address of Principal Business Office or, if none, Residence
 
 
605 Third Ave
New York, NY 10158

 
(c)
Citizenship
 
 
Delaware

 
(d)
Title of Class of Securities
 
 
Common Stock

 
(e)
CUSIP Number
 
 
302051206

 
Item 3.
If this statement is filed pursuant to §§240.13d-1(b) or 240.13d-2(b) or (c), check whether the person filing is a:

 
(a)
o
Broker or dealer registered under section 15 of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78o).

 
(b)
o
Bank as defined in section 3(a)(6) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 
(c)
o
Insurance company as defined in section 3(a)(19) of the Act (15 U.S.C. 78c).

 
(d)
o
Investment company registered under section 8 of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C 80a-8).

 
(e)
o
An investment adviser in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(E);

 
(f)
o
An employee benefit plan or endowment fund in accordance with §240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(F);

 
(g)
o
A parent holding company or control person in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(G);

 
(h)
o
A savings associations as defined in Section 3(b) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act (12 U.S.C. 1813);

 
(i)
o
A church plan that is excluded from the definition of an investment company under section 3(c)(14) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 (15 U.S.C. 80a-3);

 
(j)
o
A non-U.S. institution in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J).

 
(k)
x
A group, in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(K). If filing as a non-U.S. institution in accordance with § 240.13d-1(b)(1)(ii)(J), please specify the type of institution:

 
 
 

 
 
Item 4.
Ownership.
 
Provide the following information regarding the aggregate number and percentage of the class of securities of the issuer identified in Item 1.

 
(a)
Amount beneficially owned: 2,379,919

 
(b)
Percent of class: 23.90%

 
(c)
Number of shares as to which the person has:

 
(i)
Sole power to vote or to direct the vote:

 
(ii)
Shared power to vote or to direct the vote: 2,379,919

 
(iii)
Sole power to dispose or to direct the disposition of:

 
(iv)
Shared power to dispose or to direct the disposition of: 2,379,919

Item 5.
Ownership of Five Percent or Less of a Class
 
If this statement is being filed to report the fact that as of the date hereof the reporting person has ceased to be the beneficial owner of more than five percent of the class of securities, check the following o .
 
 
 
Item 6.
Ownership of More than Five Percent on Behalf of Another Person.
 
Neuberger Berman Group LLC and Neuberger Berman Fixed Income LLC may be deemed to be beneficial owners of securities for purposes of Exchange Act Rule 13d-3 because they or certain affiliated persons have shared power to retain, dispose of or vote the securities of their affiliated funds. Neuberger Berman Group LLC and Neuberger Berman Fixed Income LLC do not, however, have any economic interest in the securities of their affiliated funds. The funds have the sole right to receive and the power to direct the receipt of dividends from or proceeds from the sale of such securities.

With regard to the shares set forth under item 4(c)(ii), Neuberger Berman Group LLC may be deemed to be the beneficial owner for purposes of Rule 13d-3 because certain affiliated persons have shared power to retain, dispose of and vote the securities. Neuberger Berman Fixed Income LLC serves as an adviser or sub-adviser to the funds which hold such shares.

In addition to the shares set forth under Item 4(c)(ii) for which Neuberger entities also have shared power to dispose of the shares, item 4(c)(iv) also includes shares from individual client accounts over which Neuberger Berman LLC has shared power to dispose but does not have voting power over these shares.
 
Item 7.
Identification and Classification of the Subsidiary Which Acquired the Security Being Reported on By the Parent Holding Company
 
 
 
Item 8.
Identification and Classification of Members of the Group
 
 
 
Item 9.
Notice of Dissolution of Group
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Item 10.
Certification
  
By signing below I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, the securities referred to above were acquired and are held in the ordinary course of business and were not acquired and are not held for the purpose of or with the effect of changing or influencing the control of the issuer of the securities and were not acquired and are not held in connection with or as a participant in any transaction having that purpose or effect, other than activities solely in connection with a nomination under §240.14a-11.
 
 

SIGNATURE

After reasonable inquiry and to the best of my knowledge and belief, I certify that the information set forth in this statement is true, complete and correct.
 
 
 Neuberger Berman Group LLC
 
    
Date: May 08, 2015
By:
/s/  Brad Cetron 
   Name: Brad Cetron 
   Title:  Deputy General Counsel 
    
 
 
 
 Neuberger Berman Fixed Income Fund LLC
 
    
Date: May 08, 2015
By:
/s/  Brian Lord 
   Name: Brian Lord 
   Title:  Chief Compliance Officer 
    
 
 
 
 Neuberger Berman Fixed Income Fund LLC on behalf of NB Distressed Debt Master Fund LP
 
    
Date: May 08, 2015
By:
/s/  Brian Lord 
   Name: Brian Lord 
   Title:  Chief Compliance Officer 
    
 
 
 
 Neuberger Berman Fixed Income Fund LLC on behalf of NB Distressed Debt Investment Fund Ltd
 
    
Date: May 08, 2015
By:
/s/  Brian Lord 
   Name: Brian Lord 
   Title:  Chief Compliance Officer 
    
 
Footnotes:
Item 4(a):
Neuberger Berman Fixed Income LLC and certain affiliated persons may be deemed to beneficially own the securities covered by this report in their various fiduciary capacities by virtue of the provisions of Exchange Act Rule 13d-3. Neuberger Berman Group LLC, through its subsidiary Neuberger Berman Holdings LLC, controls Neuberger Berman Fixed Income LLC and certain affiliated persons.

This report is not an admission that any of these entities are the beneficial owner of the securities covered by this report and each of Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Neuberger Berman Holdings LLC, and Neuberger Berman Fixed Income LLC and certain affiliated persons disclaim beneficial ownership of the securities covered by this statement pursuant to Exchange Act Rule 13d-4.

The entities herein are reporting their ownership based on holdings of Second Lien Convertible Notes that may now be reportable under Exchange Act Rule 13d-3(d). Based on the number of Second Lien Convertible Notes issued, it is likely that the entities reporting herein will be deemed to own less than 5% of the issuer for Section 13 purposes after these notes are converted into common shares.

Attention:
Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal criminal violations (See 18 U.S.C. 1001)