August 9, 1999

Statement From Navistar International Corporation on Death Of Jack Laskowski of United Auto Workers

CHICAGO, Aug. 9 -- Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) today released the following statement from John R. Horne, chairman, president and chief executive officer, on the sudden death of Jack Laskowski, United Auto Workers vice president and a member of the Navistar board of directors:

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Jack Laskowski. His death is a shock to all of us who have known him and recognized his leadership.

"Jack will be remembered as a visionary and pragmatic leader on the labor front and for his passion to create a true sense of partnership between management and represented employees.

"A member of Navistar's board of directors since 1995, Jack contributed greatly to Navistar during his tenure. He provided leadership during the 1997 UAW contract negotiations that led to a successful contract and to Navistar's awarding the assembly of our next generation vehicle to our Springfield, Ohio assembly plant.

"I had tremendous respect for Jack, who always fought for what he felt was best for Navistar and our employees. He pushed our company -- and me personally -- to think in new and different ways. We had much to learn from Jack Laskowski, who was taken away from us much too soon. We will miss him.

"On behalf of our Navistar family, we extend our condolences to Jack's wife and three sons, to his UAW brothers and sisters and to his many friends."

Navistar International Corporation, with world headquarters in Chicago, is a leading North American producer of heavy and medium trucks and school buses and a worldwide leader in the manufacture of mid-range diesel engines.


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