This excerpt taken from the XIDE 8-K filed Dec 8, 2008.
Item 3.03 Material Modifications to Rights of Security Holders.
On December 5, 2008, the Board of Directors of Exide Technologies adopted a rights plan and declared a dividend of one common share purchase right for each outstanding common share. The dividend is payable on December 23, 2008 to our stockholders of record on that date. The terms of the rights and the rights plan are set forth in a Rights Agreement, dated as of December 6, 2008, by and between Exide Technologies and American Stock Transfer & Trust Company LLC, as rights agent, which is filed as Exhibit 4.1 hereto and is incorporated herein by reference.