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Cross Lander USA To Unveil Prototypes of New Off-Road Vehicle Coming To U.S. In Spring 2004

MIAMI--Oct. 2, 20038, 2003--

Company Also Set to Announce Direct Contract with One of World's Largest Vehicle Parts Manufacturers

WHAT:   Miami-based Cross Lander USA will formally celebrate the
        opening of its new off-road vehicle manufacturing facility in
        Romania, with the unveiling of two prototypes of the Cross
        Lander 244X, a new rugged off-road vehicle that will be coming
        to the U.S. in Spring 2004.

        Cross Lander USA reached an agreement with the Romanian
        government last month to purchase the Aro S.A. vehicle
        manufacturing facility as part of the Romanian
        government's efforts to privatize its auto industry. The
        8.5 million square foot off-road facility is located 60
        miles north of Bucharest.

        Company officials will also announce, for the first time in
        the history of Aro, the company will sign a direct
        contract with one of the largest vehicle parts
        manufacturers in the world, which will supply Cross Lander
        with engines and transmissions for vehicles destined for
        the U.S. market and beyond.

WHO:    Speakers will include:

        --  Cross Lander USA officials

        --  Aro S.A. officials

        --  Romanian Government Officials

WHEN:   October 29, 2003

WHERE:  Cross Lander USA Manufacturing Facility
        Campulung, Romania(i)