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ArvinMeritor Elects Barbara Novak Executive Officer

TROY, Mich., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ArvinMeritor Inc. (NYSE: ARM) today announced that the Board of Directors elected Barbara Novak, vice president and secretary, an executive officer of the company, effective Jan. 30, 2009.

"Barbara has been an asset to the company since joining us in 2007," said Vernon Baker, II, senior vice president and general counsel for ArvinMeritor. "She brings a great degree of knowledge and insight in general corporate and securities matters, and is a very talented and respected member of our executive team."

Novak, who has been with ArvinMeritor since December 2007, advises the company, including the Board of Directors, on issues concerning compliance with applicable corporate governance standards and requirements. She also provides legal counsel on federal securities laws and executive compensation and is the principal legal contact for treasury and finance issues.

Prior to joining the company, Novak held corporate legal counsel positions of increasing responsibly at automotive companies, such as TRW Automotive, Delphi and Collins and Aikman.

Novak has a law degree from Harvard Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she is also an adjunct professor since 2005. Novak is a member of both the Michigan Bar and the New York Bar.

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.' ArvinMeritor 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:

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