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December 15, 2004

AFL Automotive To Supply EDS System for Fleetwood RV Models; AFL Transfers Knowledge From Auto and Heavy Truck Markets to Motor Home Market

SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 15, 2004--AFL Automotive will supply electrical distribution systems and components to Fleetwood, a leader in the recreational vehicle market, for select Fleetwood 2005 and 2006 Class A diesel and gasoline engine motor homes including the Southwind, Pace Arrow, Bounder, Discovery, Providence, Excursion, and Expedition.

Applying knowledge gained from supplying the automotive and heavy truck markets, AFL assisted Fleetwood in designing electrical systems to meet the specific needs of the motor home buyer. As a part of the electrical system, AFL will manufacture components, such as power distribution centers and connection systems as well as wire harnesses. Additionally, AFL used its computer-aided design skills to produce wire harness drawings.

"Fleetwood manufactures many of the most popular motor homes found on the road. AFL has enjoyed working with Fleetwood on its gasoline engine motor homes for several years, and we look forward to also supplying quality products for several of their diesel engine motor homes," said John Jenkins, Vice President and General Manager - AFL Specialty Products Group.

AFL Automotive's Specialty Products Group focuses on the unique needs of the commercial vehicle market, which includes trucks, buses, and recreational vehicles. It is a full service designer and manufacturer of electronic / electrical distribution systems. Additionally, it offers instrumentation and modular assembly services.

About AFL Automotive

AFL Automotive, a joint venture between Fujikura Ltd. and Alcoa, is a global industry leader and full-service supplier of complete electronic / electrical distribution systems for the automotive and commercial vehicle markets.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa(R) wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl siding, closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 120,000 employees in 42 countries and has been a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for 45 years and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2001. More information can be found at