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ArvinMeritor Honored with New Detroit's 'Closing the Gap' Award

TROY, Mich., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) announced today that it received the 2008 Corporate 'Closing the Gap' Award from New Detroit, a coalition of local community, business and labor leaders.

ArvinMeritor was honored for its economic and philanthropic support of the Southwestern/Fort Street community; specifically, Detroit's Southwestern High School. The company has contributed to the construction of new facilities at the high school such as a new football field and all-weather track, as well as a renovation of the performing arts theater; created cooperative education programs; and funded scholarship and internship programs with Kettering University for Southwestern High School students.

ArvinMeritor was also recognized for its efforts to help rebuild the City of Detroit through restoration projects. In addition, employees have donated time and resources to numerous community programs, including Core City Neighborhoods and the Motor City Makeover. ArvinMeritor was nominated for this award by Latino Family Services of Detroit.

"On behalf of our employees worldwide and the 400 employees at our Detroit campus, it is an honor and privilege for ArvinMeritor to be named the recipient of this award," said Chip McClure, chairman, CEO and president. "Certainly, our work is not done, but we are proud of our accomplishments."

About ArvinMeritor

Today, 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 19,000 people in 24 countries. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, and high resolution photography, visit the company's Web site at: http://www.arvinmeritor.com.

SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.

CONTACT: Krista McClure, +1-248-435-7115,
krista.mcclure@arvinmeritor.com, or Investor Inquiries, Terry Huch,
+1-248-435-9426, terry.huch@arvinmeritor.com
Web site: http://www.arvinmeritor.com
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