AISI Comment re: Chrysler Filing for Chapter 11

"We offer our support and hopes for stability and strengthening of the company and its workforce going forward. The automotive industry is an important customer for the steel industry and will continue to be in the future. We are currently actively involved in research and development of the latest generation of steels that will assist our automotive customers in developing safe, affordable, fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicles. We hope the automotive sector, which plays a vital role in our nation's economy, can move forward through this difficult period and emerge stronger."

---Thomas J. Gibson, president and CEO, AISI (05/01/09)