LIBBEY-OWENS-FORD AWARDED OVER $700 MILLION IN FUTURE MODEL

                     VALUE-ADDED GLASS BUSINESS 
TOLEDO, Ohio, April 20 /PRNewswire/ --  Libbey-Owens-Ford Company
(LOF), a member of the Pilkington Group, has been awarded a long-term
contract, valued at over $700 million, by General Motors (NYSE: GM) for
added value automotive glass products in the next generation of GM
vehicles. 
Rodney Stansfield, President and CEO of LOF, said some of the new
models will launch as early as the 1998 model year and all represent
GM's next generation of passenger cars and light trucks. 
According to Mr. Stansfield, a variety of value-added products will
be supplied under the long-term contract, including EZ-KOOL(R) solar
control glass and Galaxsee(R) solar privacy glass.  Many glasses will be
supplied encapsulated with the edges prefinished "ready to fit" with
polyurethane or PVC.  On-glass radio antennas will also be required on
some models. 
LOF has been a major supplier of glass to GM for over 60 years.  LOF
supplies advanced glass and glazing products to the majority of all
North American based car and light truck manufacturers. 
The Pilkington Group is the world's largest supplier of automotive
glazings, supplying glass to one out of every four vehicles built around
the world. 


    -0-                  4/20/95
    /CONTACT:  Rick Sahler of Libbey-Owens-Ford Co., 419-247-4873/
    (GM)

CO:  Libbey-Owens-Ford Company; General Motors
ST:  Ohio
IN:  AUT
SU:  CON


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