Magna confirms involvement in potential sale of Chrysler Group



    AURORA, ON, April 13 /CNW/ - Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG.A, MG.B;
NYSE:   MGA) today confirmed that it continues to review potential alternatives
regarding the future of the Chrysler Group. Magna has previously commented
that, as DaimlerChrysler is one of its largest customers, Magna is seeking a
full understanding of the situation regarding the future of the Chrysler
Group, and any constructive role Magna may play in a potential transaction.
    There is no assurance that any transaction will result from Magna's
current involvement.

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For further information: Vincent J. Galifi, Executive Vice-President and
Chief Financial Officer at (905) 726-7100


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