WARRENVILLE, Ill. (August 24, 2009) – Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) today celebrated 100 years of trading of its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). To commemorate the anniversary, Dan Ustian, Navistar chairman, president and chief executive officer, and the company’s Board of Directors, rang The Closing Bell® on the NYSE.
"In our 100 years on the world’s premier market for stocks, we have a proud heritage of being at the forefront of agriculture, transportation and manufacturing in this country,” said Ustian. “This is a great achievement and a testament to the growth and performance of our company.
“This is a well-deserved gesture of appreciation to the employees, customers and investors who continue to drive our success and we’re honored to have been given this opportunity to celebrate Navistar’s innovations and achievements,” he said.
Navistar’s common stock was initially offered on the NYSE as International Harvester Company on June 11, 1908, about six years after the company’s founder Cyrus McCormick merged his company with four others and incorporated as International Harvester Company. Over the past century, Navistar has grown into a family of innovative companies producing an increasing portfolio of commercial trucks, buses and diesel engines, including category leaders, such as International® trucks, IC BusTM, Navistar Defense and Monaco RV.
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, Monaco RV brands of recreational vehicles, and Workhorse® brand chassis for motor homes and step vans. It also is a private-label designer and manufacturer of diesel engines for the pickup truck, van and SUV markets. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
Media contact: Roy Wiley, 630-753-2627
Investor contact: Heather Kos, 630-753-2406
Web site: www.Navistar.com/newsroom