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06/20/18

AAM Awarded Jaguar Land Rover Excellence Award

DETROIT, June 20, 2018 – American Axle & Manufacturing (NYSE: AXL) has been awarded a Jaguar Land Rover Supplier Excellence award for the company’s contribution to the automaker’s business, cost transformation and operational delivery during the last year.

AAM was recognized for supplying axles for the Jaguar F-PACE, XE and XF and the Range Rover Velar and was one of just 15 suppliers to receive the Supplier Excellence award.

“We are honored to receive Jaguar Land Rover’s Supplier Excellence award for our work in supplying axles for the F-PACE, XE, XF and Range Rover Velar,” said David C. Dauch, AAM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to expanding our relationship with Jaguar Land Rover and supplying additional driveline technology to support Jaguar Land Rover’s mission to provide experiences customers will love”

About AAM

AAM (NYSE: AXL) is a premier, global leader in design, engineering, validation and manufacturing of driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting technologies for automotive, commercial and industrial markets. Headquartered in Detroit, AAM has over 25,000 associates operating at more than 90 facilities in 17 countries to support our customers on global and regional platforms with a focus on quality, operational excellence and technology leadership. 

06/19/18

AAM Recognized by the Fortune 500 List

DETROIT, June 19, 2018 -- American Axle & Manufacturing (NYSE: AXL) has been recognized by the annual Fortune 500 list as one of the largest corporations in the United States. With 2017 revenue of $6.3 billion, AAM ranks 449 on the prestigious list.

“AAM achieved record sales and profitability and increased scale and business diversification during 2017,” said David C. Dauch, AAM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.  “We are proud to be named to the Fortune 500 list for the year.”

The Fortune 500 ranks the largest corporations by total revenues. According to Fortune, this year marks the 64th running of the list. In total, Fortune 500 companies represent two-thirds of the U.S. GDP with $12.8 trillion in revenues, $1.0 trillion in profits, $21.6 trillion in market value, and employ 28.2 million people worldwide.

AAM recently increased its 2018 full-year financial outlook. AAM is targeting sales of approximately $7.1 to $7.2 billion for 2018. This sales projection is based on the anticipated launch schedule of programs in AAM’s new and incremental business backlog and the assumption that the U.S. Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rates of Sales (SAAR) will be in the range of 16.8 million to 17 million light vehicle units in 2018.

About AAM

AAM (NYSE: AXL) is a premier, global leader in design, engineering, validation and manufacturing of driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting technologies for automotive, commercial and industrial markets. Headquartered in Detroit, AAM has over 25,000 associates operating at more than 90 facilities in 17 countries to support our customers on global and regional platforms with a focus on quality, operational excellence and technology leadership.  To learn more, visit www.aam.com.

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In this press release, we make statements concerning our expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, strategies, and future events or performance.  Such statements are “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and relate to trends and events that may affect our future financial position and operating results.  The terms such as “will,” “may,” “could,” “would,” “plan,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “project,” "target," and similar words or expressions, as well as statements in future tense, are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on information available at the time those statements are made and/or management’s good faith belief as of that time with respect to future events and are subject to risks and may differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to: reduced purchases of our products by General Motors Company (GM), FCA US LLC (FCA), or other customers; reduced demand for our customers' products (particularly light trucks, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and crossover vehicles produced by GM and FCA); our ability to respond to changes in technology, increased competition or pricing pressures; our ability to develop and produce new products that reflect market demand; lower-than-anticipated market acceptance of new or existing products; our ability to attract new customers and programs for new products; risks inherent in our global operations (including adverse changes in trade agreements, such as NAFTA, tariffs, immigration policies, political stability, taxes and other law changes, potential disruptions of production and supply, and currency rate fluctuations); a significant disruption in operations at one or more of our key manufacturing facilities; global economic conditions; our ability to successfully integrate the business and information systems of Metaldyne Performance Group, Inc. (MPG) and to realize the anticipated benefits of the merger; risks related to disruptions to ongoing business operations as a result of the merger with MPG, including disruptions to management time; risks related to a failure of our information technology systems and networks, and risks associated with current and emerging technology threats and damage from computer viruses, unauthorized access, cyber attack and other similar disruptions; negative or unexpected tax consequences; liabilities arising from warranty claims, product recall or field actions, product liability and legal proceedings to which we are or may become a party, or the impact of product recall or field actions on our customers; our ability to achieve the level of cost reductions required to sustain global cost competitiveness; supply shortages or price increases in raw materials, utilities or other operating supplies for us or our customers as a result of natural disasters or otherwise; our ability or our customers' and suppliers' ability to successfully launch new product programs on a timely basis; our ability to realize the expected revenues from our new and incremental business backlog; our ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and avoid work stoppages; our suppliers', our customers' and their suppliers' ability to maintain satisfactory labor relations and avoid work stoppages; price volatility in, or reduced availability of, fuel; potential liabilities or litigation relating to, or assumed in, the MPG merger; potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the completion of the merger with MPG; our ability to protect our intellectual property and successfully defend against assertions made against us; our ability to attract and retain key associates; availability of financing for working capital, capital expenditures, research and development (R&D) or other general corporate purposes including acquisitions, as well as our ability to comply with financial covenants; our customers' and suppliers' availability of financing for working capital, capital expenditures, R&D or other general corporate purposes; changes in liabilities arising from pension and other postretirement benefit obligations; risks of noncompliance with environmental laws and regulations or risks of environmental issues that could result in unforeseen costs at our facilities or reputational damage; adverse changes in laws, government regulations or market conditions affecting our products or our customers' products; our ability or our customers' and suppliers' ability to comply with regulatory requirements and the potential costs of such compliance; and other unanticipated events and conditions that may hinder our ability to compete. It is not possible to foresee or identify all such factors and we make no commitment to update any forward-looking statement or to disclose any facts, events or circumstances after the date hereof that may affect the accuracy of any forward-looking statement.

 

06/11/18

​AAM to Supply AWD PTUs for Global Ford Crossovers

DETROIT, June 11, 2018 -- American Axle & Manufacturing (NYSE: AXL) will supply Power Transfer Units (PTU) for Ford Motor Co. crossover vehicles with all-wheel drive (AWD) starting with the 2019 Ford Edge and Lincoln Nautilus. The new contract expands AAM and Ford’s relationship while supporting global growth in the popular crossover segment.

“Sales of crossover vehicles continue to significantly grow in markets around the globe,” said David C. Dauch, AAM Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Crossover buyers want a vehicle that is fuel efficient and safe. AAM’s PTU helps deliver power while increasing efficiency.”

The PTU is the heart of the vehicles’ Intelligent AWD, which uses sensors to constantly monitor traction and assist the driver through difficult weather and challenging road conditions. It balances torque between the front and rear wheels to enhance handling and maximizes traction before wheelslip can even occur.

Located on a vehicle’s transmission, the PTU directs power to the RDM via the driveshaft when torque is needed. When only front wheel drive is required, AAM’s PTU disconnects and stops spinning the driveshaft no longer sending power to the RDM. Less spinning helps increase efficiency and reduces emissions while still providing enhanced safety when needed.

The PTU is part of AAM’s family of EcoTrac® Disconnecting AWD solutions, which include disconnecting PTUs, multi-piece driveshafts, rear drive modules with electronic control units and torque transfer devices.

AAM introduced the industry’s first disconnecting AWD system in late 2013. Since then AAM has supplied more than 600,000 disconnecting AWD units that help make vehicles safer, smart and more efficient.

AAM will manufacture EcoTrac in several facilities around the globe including Three Rivers, Mich.; Guanajuato, Mexico; Changshu, China and Świdnica, Poland.  By the end of 2020, EcoTrac will represent about $800 million of annual revenue for AAM in global markets.

 

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