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A. O. SMITH REMINDS SHAREHOLDERS OF DEADLINE FOR CONVERTING SHARES

 A. O. SMITH REMINDS SHAREHOLDERS OF DEADLINE FOR CONVERTING SHARES
 MILWAUKEE, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholders of A. O. Smith Corporation (AMEX: SMC.A, SMC.B) $2.125 convertible exchangeable preferred stock are reminded of the April 23, 1992, deadline for converting their shares to Class B common stock, the company announced today.
 Prior to 5:00 p.m. (CDT) on the redemption date, shareholders may elect to convert at a rate of approximately 1.1905 shares of Class B common stock for each share of preferred stock. A. O. Smith Class B stock closed at $31.00 per share on April 16.
 Holders of the preferred stock who do not convert will receive a redemption price of $26.25 per share which includes dividends accrued through the redemption date, according to the corporation.
 The right to convert the preferred stock expires at 5:00 p.m. (CDT) on April 23. After that time, shareholders of the preferred stock have only the right to receive $26.25 per share upon surrender of their shares.
 Questions regarding redemption or conversion should be directed to the transfer agent, First Wisconsin Trust, at 1-800-637-7549 or 414-276-3737.
 Any offering of securities in connection with this redemption is made only by means of the prospectus, which is available from Lehman Brothers, World Financial Center, New York, NY 10285.
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 /CONTACT: Edward J. O'Connor of A. O. Smith, 414-359-4100/
 (SMC) CO: A. O. Smith Corporation ST: Wisconsin IN: AUT SU:


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