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Dana Selected as 4WD Systems Integrator for Ford/Mazda SUW

18 April 2000

Dana Corporation Selected as 4WD Systems Integrator for Innovative Ford/Mazda Sport-Utility Wagon DANA CORPORATION LOGO Dana Corporation logo. (PRNewsFoto)[DM] TOLEDO, OH USA 09/03/1999    
    TOLEDO, Ohio, April 17 Ford/Mazda has selected Dana
Corporation's (NYSE: DCN) Automotive Systems Group as the systems integrator
of the four-wheel-drive system for its unique, model year 2001 mini sport-
utility wagon, the Ford Escape/Mazda Tribute.  The vehicle will be built in
Kansas City, Mo., and Hofu, Japan.
    (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA )
    Dana will assemble the rear independent axle, including the rear
differential and rear halfshafts, at its facility in Columbia, Mo.  The main
driveshaft will be produced at Dana's Louisville, Ky., facility.  The axle and
main driveshaft, coupled with a torque biasing clutch that features an
electronic lock-up control, make up the Escape's Control Trac II 4WD System.
    The Escape is the sixth entry into the Ford Outfitters line-up.  With the
Mazda Tribute, it gives Ford the most far-reaching sport-utility vehicles on
the planet.
    "We are pleased to have been awarded this incremental business on this new
mini sport-utility vehicle," said Bill Carroll, president of Dana's Automotive
Systems Group.  "We worked closely with Ford and Mazda to develop this four-
wheel-drive system, which also includes a lock feature for severe road
conditions."
    Dana's Automotive Systems Group provides under-the-vehicle products and
integrated modules and systems to customers anywhere in the world.  The
Automotive Systems Group consists of Spicer(R) axle products, Spicer(R)
driveshaft products, Parish(R) structural products, Nakata(R) steering and
suspension products, FTE(R) Automotive brake and clutch systems, and a systems
engineering integration and logistics unit.
    Dana Corporation is one of the world's largest independent suppliers to
vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets.  Founded in 1904, and
based in Toledo, Ohio, the company operates some 320 major facilities in
33 countries and employs more than 82,000 people.  The company reported sales
of $13.2 billion in 1999.  Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com.