REDMOND, OR / ACCESSWIRE / June 26, 2023 / Expion360 Inc. (NASDAQ:XPON), an industry leader in lithium-ion battery power storage solutions, is set to join the Russell Microcap® Index upon the opening of the U.S. market today.
FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider, determines the membership of its Russell indexes primarily by objective market capitalization rankings and style attributes. Membership in the Russell Microcap Index automatically adds Expion360 to the associated growth and value style indexes. The listing remains in place for one year until the next annual reconstitution.
Russell indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. According to FTSE Russell, approximately $12.1 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell U.S. indexes.
"Joining the Russell Microcap Index represents another significant milestone for Expion360 and reflects the tremendous progress we've made since our IPO in April of last year," said Expion360 CEO Brian Schaffner. "We believe we have arrived at an inflection point in our growth and development, as demonstrated by multiple new OEM strategic supply agreements and the introduction of innovative new products that have broadened our market opportunities. As a unique pure play in our marketplace with strong industry tailwinds supporting our growth, we welcome the greater visibility this listing creates for us in the investment community."
Since the end of last year, Expion360 has announced a series of major OEM customer wins in the RV/Overland market. This includes being selected as a strategic supplier of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries for an award-winning Overland RV trailer branded by a top U.S. sports utility vehicle manufacturer and sold through more than 5,000 SUV dealerships across North America.
Expion360 recently announced its entrance into the smart battery and light electric vehicle market (LEV) with the introduction of its new Bluetooth-enabled e360 SmartTalk™ LiFePO4 battery. The innovative technology enables a full bank of e360™ LiFePO4 batteries to be monitored wirelessly with the company's new e360 SmartTalk™ mobile app.
Additional information on the Russell Microcap® Index and the Russell indexes reconstitution is available in the Russell Reconstitution section of the FTSE Russell website.
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Expion360 is an industry leader of premium lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries and accessories for recreational vehicles and marine applications,with residential and industrial applications under development.
The company's lithium batteries feature half the weight of standard lead-acid batteries while delivering three times the power and 10 times the number of charging cycles. Expion360 batteries also feature better construction and reliability compared to other Li-ion batteries on the market due to their superior design and quality materials. Specially reinforced, fiberglass-infused, premium ABS and solid mechanical connections help provide top performance and safety. With Expion360 batteries, adventurers can enjoy the most beautiful and remote places on Earth even longer.
The company is headquartered in Redmond, Oregon. Expion360 Li-ion batteries are available today through more than 213 dealers, wholesalers, private-label customers, and OEMs across the country. To learn more about the company, visit expion360.com.
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Brian Schaffner, CEO
Tel (541) 797-6714
Expion360 Investor Contact:
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