OWENS CORNING WORLD
ONE OWENS CORNING PARKWAY
TOLEDO, OHIO 43659
January 2, 2002
TO ALL RETIREES
OF OWENS CORNING AND
ITS AFFILIATED DEBTORS AND DEBTORS-IN-POSSESSION
As you are aware, Owens Corning and its affiliated debtors and debtors-in-possession (the "Debtors") filed for chapter 11 protection on October 5, 2000. Pursuant to an Order of the Bankruptcy Court dated October 5, 2000, the Debtors were authorized to pay, and have continued to pay, their retirees' retirement benefits (including deferred compensation, pension and medical benefits).
If you believe you have a claim against the Debtors that arose before October 5, 2000, other than a claim for retirement benefits, you should call1-866-773-8653 or visit Owens Corning's chapter 11 claim website at www.occlaims.com for information regarding the procedures for filing a proof of claim against the Debtors.
The deadline for filing proofs of claim against the Debtors is April 15, 2002 at 4:00 p.m., prevailing Pacific time. If you have a claim against the Debtors other than a claim for retirement benefits, but fail to file a proof of claim before the deadline, you will lose your right to assert such claim against the Debtors in the future and will not receive any distribution with respect to such claim. Filing a claim does not necessarily entitle you to compensation.
Thank you for your attention to this matter.