August 18, 2003

DaimlerChrysler Canada to reduce electricity consumption by 50%

Toronto, Ontario – DaimlerChrysler Canada announced it will meet Premier Eves’
request of industrial energy users to voluntarily reduce consumption by 50%
for Monday, August 18th.

In an effort to conserve energy and contribute to the overall stability
of Ontario’s energy supply, DaimlerChrysler Canada will eliminate
non-essential lighting and electrical use at all of its facilities across the
province. Additionally, the Windsor Assembly Plant will not operate, the
Etobicoke Casting Plant will operate at 50% capacity and, the Automotive
Research and Development Centre in Windsor will idle two major research labs.
The Brampton Assembly and Ajax Trim Plants will resume regular production
schedules and all non-manufacturing facilities will be operational.

The company will continue to monitor Ontario’s energy supply situation
and make operational decisions on a day-to-day basis.

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