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BELL SPORTS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF VISTALITE

 RANTOUL, Ill., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Bell Sports Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: BSPT) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the VistaLite business. VistaLite is a manufacturer and marketer of safety lights and halogen headlights for the bicycle industry. For the 12 months ended June 30, 1993, VistaLite had net sales of $6.5 million.
 Bell Sports Corp. Chief Executive Officer Terry Lee said, "We are delighted to add the VistaLite product line to our portfolio of premium brands. With the acquisition of VistaLite, Bell Sports will become a more important supplier to the specialty retail markets with its Bell, Blackburn, Rhode Gear and VistaLite brands of bicycle helmets and accessories."
 Bell Sports Corp. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of bicycle helmets and accessories as well as auto-racing helmets.
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 /CONTACT: Howard A. Kosick, chief financial officer of Bell Sports, 217-893-9300/
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CO: Bell Sports Corporation; VistaLite ST: Illinois IN: SU: TNM

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