Tyco and ADT are Racing to Make a Difference by Sponsoring CasselRacing and Youth Outreach Program

Tyco and ADT support unique African-American owned pro-motorsports

organization



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Tyco International Ltd.

    BOCA RATON, Fla., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco International Ltd. and ADT
 Security Services, a part of the Company's Tyco Fire & Security Services unit,
 today announced sponsorship of CasselRacing and its Racing to Make a
 Difference Dream Development (RMDDD) program for America's youth.  Tyco and
 ADT made the sponsorship announcement in conjunction with the CART Toyota
 Atlantic Championship Series beginning its 2001 season in Long Beach,
 California this week. The CART Toyota Atlantic Championship is one of the
 world's richest open-wheel development series and is a key rung on CART's
 ladder system.
     Tyco and ADT's sponsorship of DeWayne Cassel signals a breakthrough in
 auto racing history marking the first time an African American driver has
 obtained full financial backing in the CART Toyota Atlantic series.
     Cassel has been racing for 10 years but until now has never been fully
 sponsored by an international organization.
     "This is an exciting day for CasselRacing because it symbolizes all that
 we stand for in the messages we are trying to convey to the nation's youth
 through our Dream Development program," said CasselRacing Owner and Driver,
 DeWayne Cassel.
     "As an African-American, it has been a challenge to develop a professional
 motorsports organization and obtain support.  But as I say to young people,
 when you dare to dream of breaking barriers and achieving your goals, you take
 the first step to making them real.  I am grateful that Tyco and ADT are
 committed to supporting unique organizations like mine," Cassel added.
     The RMDDD program, a youth outreach initiative, was developed by Cassel
 and dedicated to the advancement of today's youth.  "We will use auto-racing,
 an international platform, as a tool to inspire and motivate underprivileged
 youth.  This program is designed to enrich their lives by providing exposure
 to the world of motorsports," said Cassel.  Cassel developed this program in
 his hometown of Peoria, IL.  Now, support from Tyco and ADT will enable Cassel
 to bring his vision and message to young people in other cities across the
 nation.
     According to the Corporate Director of Diversity for Tyco International
 (US) Inc., Rueben Stokes, Tyco is honored to support Cassel's organization and
 his vision for challenging America's youth to exceed their boundaries.
     "One of our strengths as a global corporation lies in the diversity of our
 people. So we consider it our responsibility to create unique environments
 that nurture and encourage people to produce at their highest levels," said
 Stokes.
     "DeWayne Cassel's Dream Development program for youth is an example of how
 an individual with a dream, determination and hard work can make a
 difference," Stokes continued.
     ADT Security Services President Mike Snyder adds, "CasselRacing and the
 barrier-breaking work they are doing with youth deserve our support and
 attention. We are pleased to partner with Cassel in his mission to reach out
 to young people in communities across the nation."
     For more information on ADT please contact Ann Lindstrom at ADT Security
 Services, Inc., (561) 988-3258, cellular (561) 289-0259 or via e-mail,
 alindstrom@adt.com.
 
     ABOUT ADT
     Celebrating its 127th Anniversary, ADT Security Services, Inc., a unit of
 Tyco Fire and Security Services, is the largest single provider of electronic
 security services to nearly 3 million commercial, federal and residential
 customers throughout North America and Europe.  ADT's total security solutions
 include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control,
 critical condition monitoring and integrated systems.  ADT's Web-site address
 is http://www.adt.com.
     Tyco Fire and Security Services is one of the major businesses of Tyco
 International Ltd.  Tyco Fire and Security Services designs, manufactures,
 installs and services electronic security systems, fire protection, detection
 and suppression systems, sprinklers and fire extinguishers.  Tyco Fire and
 Security Services includes more than 60 brands, which are distributed in
 markets across the globe.
 
     ABOUT TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
     Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:   TYC, LSE: TYI, BSX: TYC) is a diversified
 manufacturing and service company.  Tyco is the world's largest manufacturer
 and servicer of electrical and electronic components; the world's largest
 designer, manufacturer, installer and servicer of undersea telecommunications
 systems; the world's largest manufacturer, installer and provider of fire
 protection systems and electronic security services and the world's largest
 manufacturer of flow control valves.  Tyco also holds strong leadership
 positions in disposable medical products, diagnostic imaging, bulk
 pharmaceuticals, wound closure, plastics and adhesives.  Tyco operates in more
 than 100 countries and had fiscal 2000 sales of $28.9 billion.
 
 

SOURCE Tyco International Ltd.
    BOCA RATON, Fla., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco International Ltd. and ADT
 Security Services, a part of the Company's Tyco Fire & Security Services unit,
 today announced sponsorship of CasselRacing and its Racing to Make a
 Difference Dream Development (RMDDD) program for America's youth.  Tyco and
 ADT made the sponsorship announcement in conjunction with the CART Toyota
 Atlantic Championship Series beginning its 2001 season in Long Beach,
 California this week. The CART Toyota Atlantic Championship is one of the
 world's richest open-wheel development series and is a key rung on CART's
 ladder system.
     Tyco and ADT's sponsorship of DeWayne Cassel signals a breakthrough in
 auto racing history marking the first time an African American driver has
 obtained full financial backing in the CART Toyota Atlantic series.
     Cassel has been racing for 10 years but until now has never been fully
 sponsored by an international organization.
     "This is an exciting day for CasselRacing because it symbolizes all that
 we stand for in the messages we are trying to convey to the nation's youth
 through our Dream Development program," said CasselRacing Owner and Driver,
 DeWayne Cassel.
     "As an African-American, it has been a challenge to develop a professional
 motorsports organization and obtain support.  But as I say to young people,
 when you dare to dream of breaking barriers and achieving your goals, you take
 the first step to making them real.  I am grateful that Tyco and ADT are
 committed to supporting unique organizations like mine," Cassel added.
     The RMDDD program, a youth outreach initiative, was developed by Cassel
 and dedicated to the advancement of today's youth.  "We will use auto-racing,
 an international platform, as a tool to inspire and motivate underprivileged
 youth.  This program is designed to enrich their lives by providing exposure
 to the world of motorsports," said Cassel.  Cassel developed this program in
 his hometown of Peoria, IL.  Now, support from Tyco and ADT will enable Cassel
 to bring his vision and message to young people in other cities across the
 nation.
     According to the Corporate Director of Diversity for Tyco International
 (US) Inc., Rueben Stokes, Tyco is honored to support Cassel's organization and
 his vision for challenging America's youth to exceed their boundaries.
     "One of our strengths as a global corporation lies in the diversity of our
 people. So we consider it our responsibility to create unique environments
 that nurture and encourage people to produce at their highest levels," said
 Stokes.
     "DeWayne Cassel's Dream Development program for youth is an example of how
 an individual with a dream, determination and hard work can make a
 difference," Stokes continued.
     ADT Security Services President Mike Snyder adds, "CasselRacing and the
 barrier-breaking work they are doing with youth deserve our support and
 attention. We are pleased to partner with Cassel in his mission to reach out
 to young people in communities across the nation."
     For more information on ADT please contact Ann Lindstrom at ADT Security
 Services, Inc., (561) 988-3258, cellular (561) 289-0259 or via e-mail,
 alindstrom@adt.com.
 
     ABOUT ADT
     Celebrating its 127th Anniversary, ADT Security Services, Inc., a unit of
 Tyco Fire and Security Services, is the largest single provider of electronic
 security services to nearly 3 million commercial, federal and residential
 customers throughout North America and Europe.  ADT's total security solutions
 include intrusion, fire protection, closed circuit television, access control,
 critical condition monitoring and integrated systems.  ADT's Web-site address
 is http://www.adt.com.
     Tyco Fire and Security Services is one of the major businesses of Tyco
 International Ltd.  Tyco Fire and Security Services designs, manufactures,
 installs and services electronic security systems, fire protection, detection
 and suppression systems, sprinklers and fire extinguishers.  Tyco Fire and
 Security Services includes more than 60 brands, which are distributed in
 markets across the globe.
 
     ABOUT TYCO INTERNATIONAL LTD.
     Tyco International Ltd. (NYSE:   TYC, LSE: TYI, BSX: TYC) is a diversified
 manufacturing and service company.  Tyco is the world's largest manufacturer
 and servicer of electrical and electronic components; the world's largest
 designer, manufacturer, installer and servicer of undersea telecommunications
 systems; the world's largest manufacturer, installer and provider of fire
 protection systems and electronic security services and the world's largest
 manufacturer of flow control valves.  Tyco also holds strong leadership
 positions in disposable medical products, diagnostic imaging, bulk
 pharmaceuticals, wound closure, plastics and adhesives.  Tyco operates in more
 than 100 countries and had fiscal 2000 sales of $28.9 billion.
 
 SOURCE  Tyco International Ltd.

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