OPTIMA® Batteries Named the Official Battery of SVRA for 2015 Vintage Race Season

This year, vintage racing fans and entrants will see OPTIMA Batteries’ marketing presence prominently displayed in the paddock at most of the 18 Sportscar Vintage Racing Association (SVRA) vintage races. This at-event, on-the-ground presence showcases OPTIMA Batteries’ commitment to support vintage racers as SVRA’s official battery, bringing knowledge and resources to help keep vintage racers on the track.

With a 40-year history of technological innovation and engineering, OPTIMA Batteries offers multiple products for racing enthusiasts. OPTIMA Batteries were the first high‐performance AGM automotive batteries in existence and revolutionized the industry.

“OPTIMA Batteries’ products help racers feel more prepared and confident as they continue to push their vehicles to the limit on the track,” said Cam Douglass, director of marketing at OPTIMA Batteries. “We respect the passion and dedication that live within the vintage racing community and are proud of our partnership with the SVRA.”

“We are committed to developing partnerships with quality, relevant suppliers, and OPTIMA Batteries certainly fits that bill,” said Greg Cooper, director of sponsorships and sales. “Sponsorship of the 2015 SVRA race season makes OPTIMA Batteries a more visible and competitive company in the vintage motorsports market. SVRA events are the perfect place to showcase the durability and performance of OPTIMA products.”

About OPTIMA® Batteries
OPTIMA YELLOWTOP®, REDTOP® and BLUETOP® batteries are available through leading battery distributors throughout the globe. Consumers should look for the unique colored top and six-pack design for which OPTIMA Batteries is known throughout the world. For the nearest retailer, consumers can also call 1-888-8OPTIMA (1-888-867-8462) or visit www.optimabatteries.com. OPTIMA batteries are manufactured by Johnson Controls, Inc. Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI – News) is the global leader that brings ingenuity to the places where people live, work and travel. By integrating technologies, products and services, we create smart environments that redefine the relationships between people and their surroundings. Our team of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable, safe and sustainable world through our products and services for more than 200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings. Our commitment to sustainability drives our environmental stewardship, good corporate citizenship in our workplaces and communities, and the products and services we provide to customers. For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.