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ADIENCE ELECTS FORMER ARMCO CEO TO BOARD

 PITTSBURGH, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry Holiday Jr., retired chairman and chief executive officer of Armco Inc. (NYSE: AS), has been elected to the board of directors of Adience, Inc., it was announced today.
 In making the announcement, Fletcher L. Byrom, Adience chairman, said, "The steel industry is one of our major markets, and Harry Holiday's considerable experience adds an important new dimension to Adience. His knowledge and insights into this important customer base will contribute significant value to Adience."
 Holiday is a resident of the village of Golf, Fla., and serves on the boards of NBD Bank, N.A.; Asarco Incorporated; and Birmingham Steel Corporation.
 His entire business career was spent with Armco after graduation from the University of Michigan in 1949 with a B.S. in metallurgical engineering. After progressing through a number of management positions of increasing responsibility, Holiday was named vice president, operations, in 1967; executive vice president, steel group, in 1970; president in 1974; chief executive in 1979; and chairman in 1982. Holiday retired from Armco in 1986 with 37 years of service to the company.
 Adience is a major supplier of refractory materials and services that line furnaces used in the production of metals and glass. The company also owns 80 percent of Information Display Technology, Inc. (AMEX: IDT) which makes writing and projection surfaces, cabinetry and architectural products.
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 /CONTACT: Robert J. O'Gara, 412-561-0462, for Adience/
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