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June 23, 2003

AFL Automotive Receives Preferred Supplier Award from PACCAR

SAN ANTONIO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 2003--AFL Automotive announced today that it has received PACCAR's Preferred Supplier Award, the highest award PACCAR bestows upon its vendors. PACCAR is a leading manufacturer of medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks.

The award was presented during a recent ceremony at AFL's manufacturing facility in Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, Mexico. "We are very honored to receive this prestigious award," said Robert T. Alexander, Chairman, President and CEO of Alcoa Fujikura Ltd. "We are a committed supplier of EDS products to the global heavy and medium truck markets, and the Kenworth and Peterbilt platforms are very important elements of this business."

The Preferred Supplier Award is presented to suppliers that demonstrate a commitment to total quality within the relationship. AFL achieves quality, delivery and service levels that allow it to be designated as a PACCAR Certified Supplier, demonstrating its attention to customer satisfaction. This requires continuous involvement from all areas of the company, including manufacturing, engineering, and customer service.

AFL Automotive's Heavy Truck and Specialty Product Group supplies electrical distribution systems for the Kenworth and Peterbilt nameplates. It has been a PACCAR Certified Supplier since 1994.

About AFL Automotive

AFL Automotive, an Alcoa business, is a global industry leader and full-service supplier of complete electrical distribution architecture, delivering expert capabilities in design, engineering, testing and manufacturing.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, 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 as a single solution to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) aluminum foil, Alcoa(R) wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl siding, closures, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 127,000 employees in 40 countries. For more information go to