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HAYES WHEELS INTERNATIONAL RECEIVES NISSAN CONTRACT VALUED AT $3.5 MILLION ANNUALLY

 TOKYO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Hayes Wheels International, Inc. (NYSE: HAY) will supply Nissan with cast aluminum wheels for the 1995 model year Nissan Sentra, according to Brian Allenspach(A), chairman of Nippon Western Pacific Corporation, a Japanese joint venture company owned by Hayes Wheels and Nippon Light Metal, Ltd.
 In an announcement at the Tokyo Motor Show today, Allenspach announced that Hayes Wheels will supply Nissan with 14-inch by 5.5-inch one-piece cast aluminum wheels for the Nissan Sentra, beginning this fall. The contract is valued at approximately $3.5 million annually.
 Hayes Wheels will begin exporting aluminum wheels from its La Mirada, Calif., facility to Nissan in Japan this November. In addition, the La Mirada plant will begin shipping aluminum wheels to Nissan's Smyrna, Tenn., manufacturing operation in summer 1994.
 Earlier this year, Hayes Wheels began shipping cast aluminum wheels to Nissan as part of another contract valued at approximately $12 million annually.
 "Our ongoing relationship with Nissan is just one example of the Hayes Wheels commitment to the Japanese automotive market," Allenspach said. "It is a commitment that started when we formed the Nippon Western Pacific joint venture in 1987 -- and continues today with customers like Nissan, Isuzu, Mazda and Honda."
 Hayes Wheels International is a world leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of steel and aluminum wheels for the automotive market in North America, Europe and Asia. Hayes Wheels is a member of the Kelsey-Hayes Group of Companies.
 (A) Brian Allenspach also serves as president of the North American Aluminum Wheels Business of Hayes Wheels International.
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 /CONTACT: Jill Lucius, 313-567-5022, or Tony Petrucci 313-567-5007, both of Anthony M. Franco, Inc., for Hayes Wheels/
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