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04/30/2018

PepsiCo Partners with STEMCO for Improved Fleet Aerodynamics and Fuel Efficiency

LONGVIEW, Texas (April 30, 2018) – STEMCO Products Inc. has announced that PepsiCo will update 1,600 trailers in the company’s fleet with STEMCO TrailerTail and EcoSkirt products. Through this initiative, PepsiCo aims to improve the fuel economy of its fleet of trucks and trailers and make less of an impact on the environment.

The STEMCO TrailerTail Trident is SAE-certified to deliver 5.09% fuel efficiency gains at 65 mph based on SAE Type II testing and is validated by the U.S. EPA. It also improves safety by helping stabilize trailers, reduce road spray and improve visibility for the driver.

To further improve fuel efficiency, the STEMCO EcoSkirt reduces drag under the trailer where air hits the trailer’s rear axles. By combining EcoSkirt with the STEMCO TrailerTail, fleets can achieve 8-12% fuel savings.

“These trailer skirts and TrailerTail will help us support PepsiCo’s Performance with Purpose agenda, specifically the goal of reducing absolute greenhouse gas emissions by at least 20 percent by 2030,” said Keshav Sondhi, PepsiCo’s director of fleet engineering and sustainability. “This investment in our fleet helps us ensure that we are reducing our impact on the environment while also getting our products into our customers hands as efficiently as possible.”

“We appreciate PepsiCo’s commitment to fuel efficiency, and we’re honored to help them achieve their goals,” said Drake Piper, STEMCO’s vice president/general manager for Innovative Tire and Mileage Solutions (ITMS) with products including aerodynamic devices, tire pressure monitoring, and automatic tire inflation. “As we partner with PepsiCo, we have been impressed with their desire to improve the environment. We also expect this partnership to successfully increase PepsiCo’s efficiency and optimize their fleet operations.”

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo (NASDAQ: PEP) products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated approximately $63 billion in net revenue in 2016, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world is what enable PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

About STEMCO Products Inc.
With offices and manufacturing facilities in Texas, Georgia, Michigan, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Canada, Australia, China and Mexico, STEMCO is a leader in the technology and manufacture of commercial vehicle wheel end, braking and suspension components, as well as innovative tire and mileage solutions. STEMCO is an EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE: NPO) company. EnPro Industries, Inc. is a leader in sealing products, metal polymer and filament wound bearings, components and service for reciprocating compressors, diesel and dual-fuel engines, and other engineered products for use in critical applications by industries worldwide.

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