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2016-01-13

SinterCast: Recognition for SinterCast at North American International Auto Show

* Ram 1500 diesel engine wins third consecutiveWards 10 Best Engines award
* Nissan Titan XD earns finalist position in the Truck of the Year awards
* SinterCast-CGI petrol engine in six Ford and Lincoln vehicles

[Detroit, 13 January 2016] -
An important part of SinterCast's annual calendar, the 2016 North American
International Auto Show (NAIAS) provided a positive start to the year, with
new recognition for SinterCast's Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) engine
technology, including the following highlights:

Ram 1500 EcoDiesel:
The 3.0 litre V6 diesel engine, with a SinterCast-CGI cylinder block and
bedplate designed and produced by VM Motori, won a third consecutiveWards
10 Best Engines award. The CGI diesel was the only engine to receive a third
consecutive award; one of only two repeat winners; and, was the only diesel
among the ten winning engines. The judging panel commented that the Ram
EcoDiesel set the "gold standard for refinement and fuel efficiency in the
world of light duty trucks". The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel also retained the
best-in-class fuel economy rating at NAIAS in the full size light duty
pick-up sector.

Nissan Titan:
The all-new Nissan Titan XD pick-up truck, with a 5.0 litre V8 diesel engine
designed and built by Cummins, based on a SinterCast-CGI cylinder block, was
honoured as one of the three finalists in the North American Truck of the
Year award. In a competition that included 21 trucks and sport utility
vehicles, the Titan was the only pick-up to earn a spot as a finalist,
together with the Volvo XC90 and the Honda Pilot. The recognition as a
finalist provides momentum to the Titan in parallel with the start of sales.
The Truck of the Year award is highly respected throughout the industry. Now
in its 23rdyear, it is the only award given by an independent group of
automotive journalists rather than by a single media outlet.

Lincoln Continental:
Lincoln unveiled the 2017 Continental on 12 January, with a 3.0 litre V6 CGI
EcoBoost petrol engine. The engine is a uniquely designed derivative of the
SinterCast-CGI 2.7 litre petrol engine and is available only for Lincoln
brand vehicles. The twin turbo 3.0 litre engine is projected to provide 400
horsepower and to be the most performant engine in the Lincoln's history.
The SinterCast-CGI 2.7 and 3.0 litre petrol engines are also available in the
Lincoln MKX luxury crossover and the MKZ luxury sedan.

Ford F-Series pick-ups:
Ford retained the best-selling truck title for the 39thconsecutive year,
with the F-150 being the best-selling vehicle in North America in 2015. Ford
noted that globally, throughout 2015, an F-Series pick-up was sold every 18
seconds. Approximately 25% of Ford F-150 pick-ups are sold with the
SinterCast-CGI 2.7 litre V6 petrol engine while more than 80% of F-250
through F-750 Super Duty trucks are sold with the SinterCast-CGI 6.7 litre V8
diesel engine. The 2.7 litre petrol engine is also available for sale in the
Ford Edge crossover and was announced at the NAIAS for the new 2017 Ford
Fusion, where it will be the exclusive engine option for the Fusion Sport.

"As auto shows evolve to focus more on mobility and connectivity than on
driving and powertrain technology, it is rewarding to have our technology
recognised in a variety of vehicle applications" said Dr. Steve Dawson,
President&CEO of SinterCast. "New engines and new vehicle applications
provide important growth opportunities for SinterCast. If the Lincoln
Continental and the Nissan Titan approach their stated sales ambitions, the
incremental growth from these two vehicles alone provides the potential to
add 10% to our current series production volume."
For more information:

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| Dr. Steve Dawson |
| President&CEO |
| SinterCast AB (publ) |
| Tel: +46 8 660 7750 |
| e-mail: steve.dawson@sintercast.com |
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SinterCast
is the world's leading supplier of process control technology for the reliable
high volume production of Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI). With at least 75%
higher tensile strength, 45% higher stiffness and approximately double the
fatigue strength of conventional grey cast iron and aluminium, CGI allows
engine designers to improve performance, fuel economy and durability while
reducing engine size, weight, noise and emissions. The SinterCast technology,
with 44 installations in 13 countries, is primarily used for the production
of petrol and diesel engine cylinder blocks and exhaust components for
passenger vehicles, medium-duty and heavy-duty cylinder blocks and heads for
commercial vehicles, and industrial power engine components for marine, rail,
off-road and stationary engine applications. SinterCast's series production
components range from 2 kg to 9 tonnes, all using the same proven process
control technology. The SinterCast share is quoted on the Small Cap segment
of the Stockholm NASDAQ OMX stock exchange (Stockholmsbörsen: SINT). For more
information:http://www.sintercast.com

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