Exide Corporation (NYSE: EX - news) received a subpoena today from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, requesting documents primarily relating to Exide's past business relationship with Sears, Roebuck and Co. Exide first learned of the Sears investigation in September 1999. "When Exide first learned of the Sears investigation, we contacted the U.S. Attorney to assure him of our full cooperation and offered to provide any documentation that might be helpful to that investigation," said John R. Van Zile, Exide's Vice President and General Counsel. Van Zile continued: "We will provide anything that is useful to the U.S. Attorney in a timely and thorough manner."