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Visteon Announces Production of the Automotive Industry's First Lead-Free Solder Electronic Module

    Dearborn, Mich. (ots-PRNewswire) - Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) today announced the automotive industry's first use of lead-free solder paste in a printed wiring board (PWB) electronic module. Visteon received approval from Ford Motor Company to manufacture and supply its Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS) transceiver module using the lead-free solder. The PATS transceiver module is supplied by Visteon's Cockpit Strategic Business Unit (SBU).

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    The PATS module is a security device used to prevent a vehicle's ignition from activating unless a unique access code is present that matches the vehicle's engine control module. The application of this environmentally friendly technology demonstrates Visteon's commitment to protecting the environment, as well as a high level of technological leadership.

    "This technology illustrates Visteon's environmental leadership efforts. Additionally, it will enable us to meet future worldwide government requirements, while meeting the needs of our customers," said Gary Mayo, Director of Environmental Affairs for Visteon. "We are pleased to provide this first-ever lead-free PWB solder technology to Ford Motor Company."

    The lead-free solder PATS module uses a lead-free solder paste to replace the tin-lead (Sn-Pb) alloy solder. Visteon has been researching and developing this technology for several years and it has exceeded performance requirements in both laboratory analysis and in-vehicle testing. The implementation of this technology is a significant step forward in the manufacturing and supply of lead-free electronics modules due to the anticipated restrictions on the use of all but trace amounts of lead in most or all vehicle components in North America, Europe, and Japan.

    Visteon Corporation is a leading full-service supplier that delivers consumer-driven technology solutions to automotive manufacturers worldwide and through multiple channels within the global automotive aftermarket. Visteon has a global delivery system of more than 130 technical, manufacturing, sales, and service facilities located in 23 countries. It has 81,000 employees working in three business segments: Dynamics and Energy Conversion; Comfort, Communication and Safety; and Glass.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "estimated" and "potentially" signify forward-looking statements. Forward- looking statements are not guarantees of future results and conditions but rather are subject to various risks and uncertainties, some of which are and will be identified as "Risk Factors" in Visteon's SEC filings. See "Risk Factors" section of Visteon's prospectus dated June 13, 2000 as filed with the SEC on June 14, 2000. Should any risks and uncertainties develop into actual events, these developments could have material adverse effects on Visteon's business, financial condition and results of operations.

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