The following is General Motors' (NYSE: GM) response to today's submission of side impact air bag test procedures by the Technical Working Group to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is attributed to Bob Lange, Engineering Director, GM Safety Center. General Motors congratulates the Technical Working Group on their submission today of a comprehensive list of standardized test procedures for side impact air bags. Today's action is the culmination of a unique, year- long collaboration among the automotive and insurance industries, U.S. and Canadian governments, restraint suppliers and academia, and is in response to concerns initially raised by GM.