September 06 IR Presentation

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Published on January 3, 2008

Author: Hannah


Noble International, Ltd. 21st Century Auto Body SolutionsSM :  Noble International, Ltd. 21st Century Auto Body SolutionsSM September 2006 SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT:  SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT Certain statements made by Noble International, Ltd. (“Noble”) in this presentation and other periodic oral and written statements, including filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, may be “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements, as well as statements which address operating performance, events or developments that we believe or expect to occur in the future, including those that discuss strategies, goals, outlook or other non-historical matters, or which relate to future sales or earnings expectations, cost savings, awarded sales, volume growth, earnings or a general belief in our expectations of future operating results, are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are made on the basis of management’s assumptions and estimations. As a result, there can be no guarantee or assurance that these assumptions and expectations will in fact occur. The forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to materially differ from those contained in the statements. Some, but not all of the risks, include our ability to obtain future sales; our ability to successfully integrate acquisitions; changes in worldwide economic and political conditions, including adverse effects from terrorism or related hostilities including increased costs, reduced production or other factors; costs related to legal and administrative matters; our ability to realize cost savings expected to offset price concessions; inefficiencies related to production and product launches that are greater than anticipated; changes in technology and technological risks; increased fuel costs; work stoppages and strikes at our facilities and that of our customers; the presence of downturns in customer markets where the Company’s goods and services are sold; financial and business downturns of our customers or vendors; and other factors, uncertainties, challenges, and risks detailed in Noble’s public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Noble does not intend or undertake any obligation to update any forward looking statements. For more information see What is a Laser Welded Structure (LWS)?:  What is a Laser Welded Structure (LWS)? Laser Welded Blanks (LWB) are created by laser welding flat sheet metal blanks of varying thickness, alloy and/or coatings Laser Welded Tubes (LWT) are made by rolling a flat sheet of steel into a tubular shape and laser welding the seam to create a tubular structure Advantages of LWS over conventional assembly methods include greater safety, reduced weight, fewer parts, less steel usage, higher quality and lower total cost Noble is North America’s Largest Laser Welder 2005 Market Share by Value-Added Revenue*:  Noble is North America’s Largest Laser Welder 2005 Market Share by Value-Added Revenue* *Management estimates of flat blanks, excluding tubular products Noble 35% TWB 26% Powerlaser 9% Shiloh18% Olympic 3% - exited 2006 Procoil 2% Tailor 2% OEM 6% Noble – Leader in Largely Untapped Market North America ($Billions) :  Noble – Leader in Largely Untapped Market North America ($Billions) Potential Market For Noble Technology = $6 Billion 2006 Estimated Market = $1.2 Billion Noble - 35% North America is only 24% of Global Vehicle Production :  North America is only 24% of Global Vehicle Production World Wide Production 2006 Estimate 66 Million Units North America 24% Other 7% Europe 31% Asia 22% Japan 16% Noble’s Products Meet Today’s Challenges:  Noble’s Products Meet Today’s Challenges Rising Steel Prices Higher Fuel Prices Uncertain Economy Increasing CAFE Requirements Tighter Safety Requirements Intense Global Competition Quality & Performance Demands Noble International Facts:  Noble International Facts Noble is a technology-driven growth company supplying automakers 21st Century Auto Body SolutionsSM Noble leads the industry in: Ideas New product development Developing the first exposed/unexposed bodyside – Ford F-150 Designing and building proprietary laser welding systems Technology Launching industry’s first laser-welded structural tube in late 2006 Use of advanced high strength steels Laser-welded tube capabilities Manufacturing excellence Quality and cost Longest continuous weld, multi-linear welds Curvilinear laser welding capabilities and experience World Footprint of Noble:  Shelbyville, KY Warren, MI World Footprint of Noble Silao, MEX Adelaide, AUS Brantford, ONT Stow, OH Six facilities worldwide 31 laser welding systems Capability to produce 20 Million+ laser-welded blanks annually OUR CUSTOMERS:  OUR CUSTOMERS Noble’s Roadmap – Five Key Strategies:  Noble’s Roadmap – Five Key Strategies Drive the Market Create New Technologies through Investment Introduce Existing Products Into New Markets Live and Breathe Continuous Improvement Increase Investor Awareness and Interest How Does Noble Drive Growth?:  How Does Noble Drive Growth? Noble drives growth through: Investment in R&D Development of innovative, advanced products High levels of customer service and relationships Industry-leading quality Value Equation selling Lower total costs Revolution - Saving Automakers Hundreds of Millions $USD:  Revolution - Saving Automakers Hundreds of Millions $USD Laser Welded Structures Can Save N. American Automakers $2 Billion per Year Supporting Growth: Higher Revenue & Profit:  Supporting Growth: Higher Revenue & Profit Revenue EBITDA Diluted EPS Operating Earnings $ Millions Except Per Share, EPS Excludes FAS 133 Effects & Charges Supporting Growth: Strong Balance Sheet:  Supporting Growth: Strong Balance Sheet Funded $54 million in acquisitions and capital while reducing debt and accumulating cash Operating cash flow funds internal growth opportunities Credit facilities in place to support additional growth initiatives Strong cash generation supports further borrowing if needed

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