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ArvinMeritor's General Counsel Receives Recognition for Professional Accomplishments

TROY, Mich., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) announced today that Vernon Baker, senior vice president and general counsel, has been named a 2008 "Leader in the Law" by Michigan Lawyers Weekly and Midwest In-House for his outstanding professional accomplishments within the company as well as the broader legal community.

Baker was nominated for his expertise in managing all legal aspects of mergers, divestitures, and joint ventures -- including his recent management of the sales of two ArvinMeritor business units. He will be honored on Apr. 24, 2008, at the Laurel Manor Special Event Center in Livonia, Mich.

Baker has overall legal responsibility for ArvinMeritor's global operations and its subsidiaries. He directs all legal activities within the company, including corporate governance; acquisitions and divestitures; litigation; business standards compliance; regulatory compliance; and intellectual property. He also has responsibility for the Environmental, Health and Safety function, Corporate Development and Supplier Diversity.

In addition to his daily responsibilities, Baker regularly participates in outside panels sponsored by legal organizations and leads discussions on issues of legal relevance, including diversity and ethics. He is the executive sponsor of the company's Diversity Council, and acts as a mentor to young, minority attorneys.

Before joining Meritor in 1999, Baker spent 17 years at Hoechst Celanese Corp., where he was vice president and general counsel, Corporate Research and Technology. Prior to that, he served as associate general counsel for Hoechst's Advanced Material Group. Baker began his professional career in 1978 as an associate with the law firm of Schnader, Harrison, Segal and Lewis. He holds a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and a Juris Doctorate from American University's Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.

About ArvinMeritor

ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle manufacturers. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 18,000 people in 24 countries. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit the company's Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com/.

SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.

CONTACT: Media, Krista McClure, +1-248-435-7115,
Krista.mcclure@arvinmeritor.com, or Investors, Terry Huch, +1-248-435-9426,
terry.huch@arvinmeritor.com, both of ArvinMeritor, Inc.
Web site: http://www.arvinmeritor.com
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