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ArvinMeritor Marks 100-Year Heritage of Forward Thinking

TROY, Mich., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) today announced its centennial heritage anniversary at the company's annual shareowner meeting which took place at its headquarters in Troy, Mich. on Jan. 30, 2009.

The company will commemorate this historic milestone throughout 2009 at events and product exhibitions which will be marked with the launch of several "next generation" products from axles to brakes to hybrid drivetrain applications that offer significant benefits to customers through advanced design and state-of-the-art manufacturing technology.

"ArvinMeritor's longevity is based on a rich heritage of product performance, customer service and engineering expertise," said Chip McClure, chairman, CEO and president of ArvinMeritor. "These characteristics, combined with our commitment to develop industry-leading products and provide customized services to meet the needs of our customers around the world, describe our long history of 'forward thinking.'"

The many evolutions of the company and its predecessors during the past 100 years have contributed to the diverse culture and extraordinary global team in place today. ArvinMeritor has always been passionate about its strategies for growth and remains committed to growing its capabilities and strengthening its market position to succeed - even in the current challenging economic climate.

Since the company's earliest roots as Timken-Detroit Axle in 1909 - through its evolution as Rockwell, Meritor Automotive and ArvinMeritor - it has been a leading supplier of commercial and light vehicle systems, modules and components to the global transportation industry. ArvinMeritor has a family of well-known brands including: Meritor(R), Euclid, Meritor WABCO, Gabriel(R), Mascot and Trucktechnic.

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 marks its centennial anniversary in 2009, celebrating a long history of 'forward thinking.' The company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehicle manufacturers. 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: www.arvinmeritor.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements relating to future results of the company (including certain projections and business trends) that are "forward- looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "should," "are likely to be," "will" and similar expressions. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to global economic and market cycles and conditions; the demand for commercial, specialty and light vehicles for which the company supplies products; risks inherent in operating abroad (including foreign currency exchange rates and potential disruption of production and supply due to terrorist attacks or acts of aggression); availability and cost of raw materials, including steel and oil; OEM program delays; demand for and market acceptance of new and existing products; successful development of new products; reliance on major OEM customers; labor relations of the company, its suppliers and customers, including potential disruptions in supply of parts to our facilities or demand for our products due to work stoppages; the financial condition of the company's suppliers and customers, including potential bankruptcies; possible adverse effects of any future suspension of normal trade credit terms by our suppliers; potential difficulties competing with companies that have avoided their existing contracts in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings; successful integration of acquired or merged businesses; the ability to achieve the expected annual savings and synergies from past and future business combinations and the ability to achieve the expected benefits of restructuring actions; success and timing of potential divestitures; potential impairment of long-lived assets, including goodwill; potential adjustment of the value of deferred tax assets; competitive product and pricing pressures; the amount of the company's debt; the ability of the company to continue to comply with covenants in its financing agreements; the ability of the company to access capital markets; credit ratings of the company's debt; the outcome of existing and any future legal proceedings, including any litigation with respect to environmental or asbestos-related matters; including any litigation with respect to environmental or asbestos-related matters; product liability and warranty and recall claims; rising costs of pension and other post-retirement benefits and possible changes in pension and other accounting rules; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed herein and from time to time in other filings of the company with the SEC. These forward- looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.

Media Inquiries,
Krista Sohm,
Investor Inquiries,
Terry Huch,
both of ArvinMeritor, Inc.
Web site: http://www.arvinmeritor.com

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