General Cable Launches High-Speed Data Transmission Category 5 Shielded Cable for High-Speed Rail Travel

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY, September 26, 2005 – General Cable Corporation (NYSE:BGC), a multi-million dollar global supplier of communications cables and a major source for high-bandwidth voice and data applications, now offers a Category 5 shielded cable for on-car transit applications.
“The railroad of today is becoming a high tech industry, where telecommunications is as much a critical piece in meeting a customer's needs as its core function of transportation. Special attention is now being placed on the end-user’s riding experience – special services and amenities that revolutionize public transit into a more productive experience,” states Gary Caporizzo, General Cable’s Market Manager and Director of Sales, Transit Industry. “On-board access to computer, entertainment and information technologies can gain customer loyalty. General Cable’s high-speed data transmission cable is designed with high performance materials that deliver safety through fire retardancy, low toxic fume emissions, robustness and dependability.”

As a global leader in rail-cable manufacturing, General Cable has one of the broadest ranges of cabling solutions, which spans from electronics and data communications to instrumentation, power and control cables. Our copper and fiber optic cable technology provides the working links that tie systems, power and communications together.

General Cable, headquartered in Highland Heights, Kentucky, is a leader in the development, design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of copper, aluminum and fiber optic wire and cable products for the energy, industrial, specialty and communications markets. Visit our website at www.generalcable.com.

Release No. 0475
09/26/05