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JON M. HUNTSMAN, JR., VICE-CHAIRMAN OF HUNTSMAN GROUP, NAMED TO OWENS-CORNING BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Jon M. Huntsman, Jr., vice chairman of the Huntsman Group of Companies and former ambassador to the Republic of Singapore, has been elected to the Owens-Corning (NYSE: OCF) board of directors, said chairman and CEO Glen H. Hiner.
 "With his business experience at one of the largest privately held companies in the nation and his background in world commerce, Huntsman brings a wealth of knowledge to our board," Hiner said.
 Previously, Huntsman was the senior vice president and general manager of Huntsman Chemical's International Division, where he led global negotiations for joint ventures and licensing technology.
 As the U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Singapore from 1992 through June 1993, he managed a 15-agency embassy and all economic, political and military relations between the two nations. Singapore is now the United States' eleventh-largest trading partner.
 From 1989 through 1992, he served in the Bush Administration as deputy assistant secretary of commerce in the International Trade Administration. Later he was the deputy assistant secretary of commerce for East Asian and Pacific affairs, where he had responsibility for commercial relations with over 30 countries of the Pacific Rim Region. He was also a White House staff assistant under President Reagan.
 Huntsman, 33, was recently named by the World Economic Forum in Switzerland as one of 200 Global Leaders for Tomorrow. He is a member of the Council of American Ambassadors, the Asia Society and the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
 He is a director of Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies' Pacific Forum and on the board of directors of Valassis Communications, a Fortune 500 company. He is on the National Advisory Board of the University of Utah's School of Business and a director of the Center for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
 "We are pleased to have the valuable resources Mr. Huntsman provides. His business acumen, focus on growth and understanding of political policies and procedures will complement our global growth agenda," Hiner said.
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 /CONTACT: Elizabeth Sudheimer of Owens-Corning, 419-248-6190/
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