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KELSEY-HAYES NAMES ALLEN PRESIDENT OF LIGHT DUTY BRAKES AND COMPONENTS GROUP

 ROMULUS, Mich., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard E. Allen has been named president of the Light Duty Brakes and Components Group of Kelsey- Hayes. The announcement was made by John E. Utley, chairman.
 Allen succeeds James Pruneski, who was recently appointed president of Kelsey-Hayes ABS - Europe. Before joining Kelsey-Hayes, Allen was managing director of Perkins Engines (Peterborough) Ltd., England, where he was responsible for operations involving 2,500 employees in England, France, Germany, Italy and the United States, as well as the 14 licensee operations of Perkins. He joined Perkins in 1985 after spending 13 years at Massey Ferguson, where he held a variety of financial planning positions in Europe and Canada.
 Educated in the United Kingdom, Allen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Certified Accountants. He is a native of Coventry, England, and will be relocating to the Greater Detroit area.
 The Kelsey-Hayes Light Duty Brakes and Components Group is one of the world's leading independent manufacturers of foundation brake products and systems, including integrated corner module assemblies, calipers, rotors, drums and knuckles.
 The Kelsey-Hayes Group of Companies is a major supplier of conventional brakes, anti-lock brake systems and electrical control devices to the automotive industry worldwide. Hayes Wheels International (NYSE: HAY), the world's largest manufacturer of steel and aluminum wheels, is an affiliate of the Kelsey-Hayes Group. Kelsey- Hayes is a business of Varity Corporation (NYSE: VAT).
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 /CONTACT: Tony Petrucci, 313-567-5007, or Jill Lucius, 313-567-5022, both of Anthony M. Franco, Inc., for Kelsey-Hayes/
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