AAM Provides Update on the Impact of COVID-19

Published on March 25, 2020

DETROIT, March 25, 2020 - American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM) (NYSE: AXL) today announced that, as a result of the unexpected disruption in light vehicle production and economic uncertainty due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, AAM is withdrawing its 2020 financial outlook.

“During this unprecedented time for AAM, the automotive industry and the world, our focus continues to be the health and well-being of our associates, their families and our communities,” said AAM’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, David C. Dauch.  “In addition, we have implemented significant measures to adjust our operations to our customers’ revised production schedules, which include flexing our variable cost structure and intensely managing our controllable expenses.”

As of March 25th, AAM had more than $600 million of cash on hand, which includes a recent drawdown on its revolving credit facility of $200 million. In addition, taking this recent drawdown into consideration, AAM currently has approximately $700 million available on our committed revolving credit facility and approximately $90 million in available foreign credit facilities.  There are no significant debt maturities before October 2022.

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About AAM

AAM (NYSE: AXL) delivers POWER that moves the world. As a leading global tier 1 automotive supplier, AAM designs, engineers and manufactures driveline and metal forming technologies that are making the next generation of vehicles smarter, lighter, safer and more efficient. Headquartered in Detroit, AAM has over 20,000 associates operating at nearly 80 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 aam.com.