|Responsive disclosure regarding the market speculation about acquiring treasury stocks|
|The company is currently reviewing various plans to maximize the shareholder value.
However, at this time, the company is not planning to acquire treasury stocks specifically.
Name of Disclosure Officer : Y.K. Chae, Executive Vice President of Financial Management Group.
* This statement is a response to the KSE`s request for information made at 10:59am on Friday, March 15, 2003