Lennox International Inc. (Dallas) recently announced its board of directors has appointed KPMG LLP as the company's independent public accountants for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2002. Prior to the appointment of KPMG LLP, Arthur Andersen LLP had served as the company's independent public accountants. In light of the uncertainty surrounding Arthur Andersen LLP, Lennox's board of directors believes this change is in the best interest of the company.