SOURCE: Williams Controls, Inc.

March 20, 2006 14:11 ET

Williams Controls One-for-Six Reverse Stock Split Effective

PORTLAND, OR -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2006 -- Williams Controls, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC BB: WCON) today announced that the One-For-Six Reverse Stock Split approved by the stockholders at the March 2, 2006 Annual Meeting of Stockholders was declared effective March 16, 2006. As a result of the reverse stock split, the Company received notification from the NASDAQ Stock Market that effective Monday, March 20, 2006 the Company's common stock will begin trading on the OTC Bulletin Board on a reverse split basis under the symbol WCON. The Company's prior symbol was WMCO. The new CUSIP number will be 969465-60-8.


Williams Controls, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of Electronic Throttle Control Systems for the heavy truck and off-road markets. For more information, visit the Williams Controls on the Internet at

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Contact Information

    Dennis E. Bunday
    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Telephone: (503) 684-8600