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Dana Selected to Supply Composite Cam Covers for 2 Jaguar Engines

9 March 1999

Dana Corporation Selected to Supply Composite Cam Covers for Two Jaguar Engines
    TOLEDO, Ohio, March 8 -- Dana Corporation
announced today that its Plumley Division, headquartered in Paris, Tenn., will
supply the cam cover modules for two Jaguar engines.
    The new AJ-V6 and the AJ-V8 engines will be used in the 2000 S-TYPE
Jaguar.  The new business brings Plumley's total composite cam cover engine
applications to 20 and reinforces Dana's position as a global leader in
plastic sealing modules.
    "Our unique, highly automated production process converts thermoset or
thermoplastic materials into the highly engineered modules that Jaguar
selected for its next generation of engines," said Chuck Heine, president of
Dana's Engine Systems Group.
    "With our flexible production lines we are able to combine as many as 10
individual parts, formerly purchased as separate items, into one complete
module and deliver it on a just-in-time basis," added Dwayne Matthews,
director of sales and technology for Dana's Plumley Division.
    The Engine Systems Group, one of Dana's seven global strategic business
units, provides components, modules, and complete systems solutions to engine
builders worldwide.  The Group's product lines include Victor Reinz(R) gaskets
and sealing products, Perfect Circle(R) piston rings and engine parts,
Glacier(R) Vandervell(R) engine bearings, fluid systems products, and Plumley
powertrain components.
    One of the world's largest independent suppliers to vehicle manufacturers
and related aftermarkets, Dana Corporation was founded in 1904 and is based in
Toledo, Ohio.  The company operates some 330 major facilities in 32 countries
and employs more than 86,000 people.  Dana reported sales of $12.5 billion in
1998.  Dana's Internet address is