Norscot Authorized As Cat Replica Manufacturer

| December/January 1998

Caterpillar, Inc. has designated the Norscot Group as an authorized licensee of collectible, die-cast scale model replicas worldwide.

The collectible die-cast scale models will be marketed by Norscot's Replica Manufacturing Division, which specializes in agricultural, construction and transportation equipment replicas. Scott Stern, President and Chief Operating Officer, comments, 'We are proud of our designation as an authorized licensee for Caterpillar collectible scale models. We look forward to bringing these quality products to the marketplace.'

Norscot's die-cast replicas are highly detailed, with true-to-life moving parts and are designed to appeal to both casual and serious collectors.

A privately held corporation with headquarters in Mequon, Wisconsin, the Norscot Group was founded in 1970 as a corporate identity and merchandise program provider for Fortune 500 companies.