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BESTOP WINS CHRYSLER'S COVETED 1992 PENTASTAR SUPPLIER AWARD

 BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Bestop Inc. (NASDAQ: BTOP) announced today that for the third consecutive year Chrysler Corp. (NYSE: C) has honored Bestop, which exclusively supplies soft tops for the Jeep Wrangler, with Chrysler's highest supplier award. The Pentastar Award is given to suppliers judged superior in the areas of quality, delivery, price and technology, and was earned by only 76 out of the more than 1,000 suppliers to Chrysler.
 "We are very pleased to have been honored for yet a third year," said Richard E. Sabourin, chief executive officer of Bestop. "This represents the best efforts of our employees in practicing our philosophy of continuous improvement. We strive to enhance quality and reduce costs throughout product design, manufacturing and delivery. It is a further indication of our commitment to superior products and industry leadership, and to being the high-quality, low-cost producer of sport utility vehicle soft tops."
 Based in Broomfield, Bestop is the leading North American designer and manufacturer of soft tops and accessories for sport utility vehicles. Bestop is a pioneer in Jeep vehicle soft tops with more than 40 years of experience in the industry, and is the sole supplier to Chrysler of soft tops for the Jeep Wrangler. The company's automotive customers include: Chrysler, General Motors, CAMI (a General Motors/Suzuki joint venture), American Suzuki, Suzuki Canada, Daihatsu (Japan), and Santana (a 66 percent equity owned Suzuki venture in Spain).
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 /CONTACT: Richard E. Sabourin or Ron C. Fox of Bestop, 303-465-1755; or Wayne Brown of Carl Thompson Associates, 303-494-5472, for Bestop/
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