December 11, 2002

Daniel C. Ustian Elected Chief Executive Officer of Navistar; John R. Horne Will Continue as Chairman of the Board; Changes Effective With February Annual Meeting

WARRENVILLE, Ill., Dec 11, 2002 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Navistar International Corporation, the nation's largest producer of trucks and mid-range diesel engines, today announced that the company's president and chief operating officer, Daniel C. Ustian, 52, has been elected chief executive officer, effective February 19, 2003, following the company's annual meeting.

Ustian will succeed John R. Horne, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board. Robert C. Lannert will continue to serve as vice chairman of the board of directors and chief financial officer. The role of chief operating officer will not be filled.

"I have worked with Dan for many years, and he is absolutely the right person to lead us into the future," Horne said. "His track record, including his role in the growth of our engine business and the development of stronger relationships with Ford Motor Company and other key customers and partners, convinces me that he will make the most of the company's many opportunities. With Dan, we couldn't be better positioned to finish what we've started: the transformation into a truly world-class company that will succeed regardless of future economic cycles."

Ustian joined the company in 1973 and has served in a number of manufacturing and financial positions in its agricultural, truck and engine groups. At International Truck and Engine Corporation, Navistar's operating company, Ustian was elected group vice president and general manager of the engine group in November 1990, president of the engine group in July 1999 and president and chief operating officer in April 2002.

Under Ustian's leadership, the company's engine operation experienced tremendous growth, introduced new product advances, and became the world's leading manufacturer of midrange commercial diesel engines in a range of 160 to 300 horsepower. It also developed industry-leading technologies, including the G2 fuel system, EVRT(TM) air management technology and Green Diesel Technology(TM) engines, and has modernized plants and added a new facility, all of which use state-of-the-art equipment and processes. In addition, the operation has expanded engine manufacturing into Brazil.

"Dan Ustian has distinguished himself as a capable leader throughout his career with the company," said Jerry Dempsey, chairman of the board's compensation and governance committee. "Navistar's board of directors has every confidence that Dan is the right person to build on the transformation the company has established during the past eight years."

John Horne joined Navistar International in 1966 as an engineer and became president in 1990 and CEO in March of 1995. Under his leadership, the company reinvigorated its International brand, built a strong corporate culture with its Climate for Performance initiative, and achieved important labor agreements with the United Auto Workers that improve its competitive position going forward. In addition, the company launched the most comprehensive new product development effort in 30 years, expanded truck manufacturing into Mexico, and achieved a joint venture with Ford, Blue Diamond Truck Company, that greatly expands manufacturing scale and new product development opportunities.

"Since 1995, the company has taken significant steps toward realizing its vision to be the best truck and engine company," said Ustian. "As a result, we have new levels of teamwork, productivity and opportunity. Our challenge today is to build on what we've accomplished, to grow the business and to achieve a truly world-class approach in everything we do."

Navistar International Corporation (NYSE:NAV) is the parent company of International Truck and Engine Corporation, a leading producer of mid-range diesel engines, medium trucks, heavy trucks, severe service vehicles, and a provider of parts and service sold under the International(R) brand. IC Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary, produces school buses. The company also is a private label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. Additionally, through a joint venture with Ford Motor Company, the company builds medium commercial trucks and sells truck and diesel engine service parts. International Truck and Engine has the broadest distribution network in the industry. Financing for customers and dealers is provided through a wholly owned subsidiary. Additional information can be found on the company's web site at

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