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ArvinMeritor Names Aziz Aghili to Lead Commercial Marketing and Business Development for Light Vehicle Systems Asia/Pacific Operation

SHANGHAI, China, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) today announced that Aziz Aghili has been appointed vice president of Commercial Marketing and Business Development for the company's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) Asia/Pacific operation. This new role is in addition to Aghili's current vice president responsibilities for the LVS global procurement organization. He will continue to report directly to Juan De La Riva, senior vice president and president, LVS.

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In this position, Aghili will be responsible for driving strategic Asia/Pacific growth opportunities within LVS, to include development of new business, as well as fostering current customer relationships. He will also continue to lead the business group's aggressive Leading Cost Country (LCC) sourcing initiative directly from Shanghai, China, where he will relocate from the company's Detroit, Mich., office.

"With more than 10 years of sales and marketing experience in Asia/Pacific, as well as an impressive record of managing the procurement organization and various joint venture and strategic alliances, we are confident that our Asia/Pacific business will flourish under Aziz's direction," said De La Riva. "He is a stellar example of ArvinMeritor's philosophy that strong senior leaders are the result of experience in multiple business areas. That experience will provide the tools Aziz needs to drive this business to the next level."

Aghili began his career with the company as a manager of Engineering in 1989, and has held a number of management and leadership positions since then, including director of Operations and business liaison in Asia/Pacific, and general manager of LVS Service Parts.

Aghili holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Teesside Polytechnic in Middlesbrough, U.K., a post-graduate diploma in business administration from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of NSW in Melbourne, and a graduate diploma in international management from the INSEAD Business School of Management in Fontainebleau, France. He is fluent in Turkish, Farsi and Arabic.

ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group posted $4.8 billion in sales during fiscal year 2004, and employs 17,000 people at 75 facilities in 23 countries. LVS - a market leader in the product categories it serves - supplies integrated systems and modules to the world's leading passenger car and light truck OEMs. With advanced technology and systems design expertise in apertures, undercarriage, wheel and emissions control, LVS combines high-quality components into cost-effective, performance-based solutions for virtually every car and light truck on the road today.

ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier $8 billion global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and related aftermarkets. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 31,000 people at more than 120 manufacturing facilities in 25 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.

Colleen Hanley
mobile, 248-766-3576

David Giroux
mobile, +31-65-24-33-512
both of ArvinMeritor, Inc.

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