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General Motors Honors Top Suppliers

Detroit (ots/PRNewswire) - - Ceremonies Celebrate World Class Performance General Motors Corp. presented 78 companies with its prestigious Supplier of the Year award today at a celebration held at GM's Vehicle Engineering Center in Warren, Michigan. Suppliers are an integral part of GM's global product and performance, and each of the winners was recognized for its exceptional contributions to the company in 2004. "As a global automaker, GM needs a globally competitive supply base and many of these companies demonstrated they are capable of supporting GM operations around the world," said Bo Andersson, GM Vice President, Global Purchasing and Supply Chain. "As GM Supplier of the Year winners their performance raises the bar for all automotive suppliers in the industry." The GM Supplier of the Year program began in 1992, and each year a global team of purchasing, engineering, manufacturing and logistics executives determines the winners. Its decisions are based on supplier performance in the areas of quality, service, technology and price. Joining Andersson in honoring the recipients were GM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rick Wagoner; GM Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, John Devine; GM Vice President, Global Engineering, Jim Queen; and GM Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Labor Relations, Gary Cowger. Of the 78 recipients, MANN+HUMMEL GmbH of Germany and Magee Rieter Automotive Systems of the United States are the only companies to receive Supplier of the Year honors every year since the award's inception in 1992. General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader since 1931. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 321,000 people around the world. It has manufacturing operations in 32 countries and its vehicles are sold in 200 countries. In 2004, GM sold nearly 9 million cars and trucks globally, up 4 percent and the second-highest total in the company's history. GM's global headquarters are at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. More information on GM can be found at . Company AISIN AW CO., LTD Alps Automotive, Inc. ARCELOR AUTO Automatic Feed Company Aventec S.A. de C.V. BASF Corporation Behr GmbH & Co. Bose Corporation Bridgestone Corporation Celulosa Fabril, S.A. Challenge Mfg. Company Compania Sud Americana de Vapores S.A. Continental Teves Contitech Vibration Control GmbH Dalphimetal DENSO Corporation Durr Eagle Ottawa, LLC EMC2 Corporation Faurecia FedEx Supply Chain Services FIAMM S.p.A. Fisher Dynamics Safety Flex-N-Gate Corporation FORMTAP Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Gentex Corporation Grimaldi Group Naples Grupo Bocar Hitachi Automotive Systems Group HOEGH AUTOLINERS AS Honeywell Sensing & Control JASCO International Johnson Controls, Inc. Kirchhoff Automotive Kwang Jin Sang Gong CO LTD Lear Corporation Leoni Wiring Systems Magee Rieter Automotive Systems Mando Corporation MANN+HUMMEL METALBAGES S.A. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Motherson Sumi Systems Ltd. - Polymer Div. Nemak, S. A. de C. V. Niagara Machine Products Corporation Nippei Toyama Corporation Nippon Antenna (Europe) GmbH Nothelfer GmbH NYX, Inc. Panasonic Automotive Systems Company Penske Logistics Remy International Ryder Supply Chain Solutions Sakamoto Industry Co., Ltd. Sanden International (U.S.A.) INC. Shigeru Co., Ltd. SL Corporation SMW Automotive Corporation Standard Profil Superior Industries International, Inc. Takata TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K.K. TATA AUTO PLASTICS SYSTEMS Tesco Engineering, Inc. Tesma International The Bing Group, Stamp & Assembly Division The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. The Ideal Group, Inc The Timken Company Van-Rob Visteon Corporation Vitro Wescast Industries, Inc. Wooshin Systems Co., Ltd. Yazaki Corporation Yuan Feng Industrial Co., Ltd. Zamprogna S.A. Web site: ots Originaltext: General Motors Corporation Im Internet recherchierbar: Contact: CONTACT: Tom Wickham, +1-586-575-4066,, or Thomas Hill, +1-586-575-4029,, both of General Motors Corporation/NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional media information, visit .

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