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Meritor Pledges $20,000 to Support New Freedom Center for Armed Service Members at Detroit Metropolitan Airport

TROY, Mich., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --

Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced a two-year pledge totaling $20,000 from the Meritor Trust Fund to support the new Freedom Center located in the McNamara Terminal at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

The Freedom Center is a world-class reception and hospitality area designed to welcome military service members and their families to Detroit, whether passing through or in Detroit for an extended period. All off- and active duty members of the armed services, family members and veterans, are invited to enjoy this new airport amenity.

"We are honored to provide support to our nation's warfighters and their families as they travel through Detroit," said Tim Burns, vice president, Defense for Meritor. "Meritor is dedicated to serving the warfighter in the field as well as during their travels. They are heroes to all of us and Meritor is committed to them and their families."

Meritor has a long history of supporting the armed services members and their families. In 2009, Meritor was recognized with the Pro Patria Award, presented by the Michigan National Guard and Reserve for the company's exceptional support to its employees who serve in the U.S. military. Specifically, the company was recognized for its employee military leave program that includes:

  • Paying the difference between military pay and the employee's base salary so the employee's family can maintain its current standard of living.
  • Employees receiving pay differential continue to earn savings plan benefits.
  • Employees on military leave can elect to maintain their company benefits package while on leave.
  • Vacation accruals continue while on military leave.

Meritor has produced drivetrain components for U.S. military fleets around the world for more than 100 years. The company has 525 employees in the United States dedicated to designing, testing and manufacturing drivetrain components for the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) and Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles (MRAP). Meritor also is designing and developing drivetrain technology for future military programs, including the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV), High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) Recapitalization and the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC).

About Meritor, Inc.

Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers in more than 70 countries. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 11,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's web site at meritor.com.

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