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USA: Federal-Mogul and Dialight Expand Strategic Alliance

By Press Release | 13 June 2000

Federal-Mogul Corporation (NYSE: FMO) today announced it will exclusively market Dialight Corporation's DiodeLite(TM) line of light emitting diode (LED) heavy-duty vehicle exterior lighting products to worldwide original equipment manufacturers in the heavy- duty truck, trailer, body builder and recreational vehicle market segments.

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"The alliance with Dialight enhances our position as an OEM systems supplier, in the heavy-truck and trailer segment," said Bill Buchman, vice president of sales, marketing and engineering, Federal-Mogul. "This agreement leverages the strengths of both organizations in the rapidly expanding, technology-driven, LED market. It also provides us with a full product offering at the OEM level."

"By extending the terms of our original agreement to the OEM segment, we hope to more aggressively promote adoption of LED lighting in the North American heavy-duty vehicle industry," said Gary R. Durgin, Dialight's vice president of marketing. "At the same time, it gives fleet customers a seamless solution to their lighting needs from OEM specification through aftermarket replacement."

Since 1996, Federal-Mogul and Dialight have maintained an aftermarket joint distribution agreement, allowing Federal-Mogul to sell, market, and distribute replacement Dialight LED products. The product line offers one of the industry's most extensive selection of LED signal and marker lights, including both oval and round stop-tail-turn signals, standard, rectangular, and round marker lights, oval center-high-mount stop lights, cab markers and front park/turn signals.

In addition to the OE marketing alliance and aftermarket distribution agreement, Federal-Mogul produces the molded components for Dialight's manufacturing and assembly operations. These include lenses, lamp housings and mounting grommets, which are shipped to Dialight's Roxboro, North Carolina, facility and employed in the final assembly of vehicular LED lighting.

Dialight is a subsidiary of the U.K.-based Roxboro Group PLC. The company has 60 years of experience in lighting technology and its application, including more than 25 years of leadership in the design and production of LED indicators. The company is the only manufacturer of vehicle lighting that specializes solely in LED lighting.

Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Federal-Mogul is an automotive parts manufacturer providing innovative solutions and systems to global customers in the automotive, light truck, heavy-duty, and farm and industrial markets. The company was founded in 1899. Visit the company's web site at www.federal-mogul.com for more information. Federal-Mogul's press releases are available by fax through Company News On-Call, call 800-758-5804, ext. 306225.