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AAM Announces Officer Appointments

Detroit, Michigan, November 5, 2012 - American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc., (AAM), which is traded as AXL on the NYSE, today announced the following officer appointments:

Mark S. Barrett has been named Group Vice President, Engineering & Procurement.  Barrett previously served as Group Vice President, Engineering, Product Development & Procurement.

Philip R. Guys has been named Vice President, Product Engineering & Development.  Guys previously served as Vice President, Product Engineering.  

Kevin M. Smith has been named Vice President, Global Manufacturing Services.  Smith previously served as Vice President, Driveshaft Business Unit.  

John S. Sofia has been named Vice President, Global Program Management & AAM Manufacturing Systems.  Sofia previously served as Vice President, Program Management & Launch.

Thomas J. Szymanski has been named Vice President, Operations - AAM Americas.  Szymanski previously served as Vice President, Global Manufacturing Services.  

"We are pleased to announce the appointments of these officers to their new positions," said AAM President & CEO David C. Dauch. "These appointments strengthen AAM's leadership team and reinforce our commitment to delivering quality, operational excellence and technology leadership to our global customer base on a daily basis."

Biographies of AAM's officers can be found at www.aam.com.

AAM is a world leader in the manufacture, engineering, design and validation of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and modules, chassis systems and metal-formed products for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles.  In addition to locations in the United States (Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana), AAM also has offices or facilities in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden and Thailand.

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For more information...

Christopher M. Son  
Director, Investor Relations,          
Corporate Communications & Marketing      
(313) 758-4814          
chris.son@aam.com

David Tworek
Manager, Communications
(313) 758-4883
david.tworek@aam.com

Or visit the AAM website at www.aam.com.


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