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ArvinMeritor Light Vehicle Systems Vice President of Quality, Engineering and Technology Recognized as a Leading Woman in North American Auto Industry

DETROIT, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Deborah deBoer Henderson, vice president of Quality, Engineering and Technology within ArvinMeritor, Inc.'s (NYSE: ARM) Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group, was honored by Automotive News at a gala held Wednesday, Sept. 28 in recognition of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Auto Industry.

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Henderson's achievements were recognized by a committee of industry experts following an extensive nomination and judging process. The accolade was also featured in a special edition of Automotive News on Sept. 26, in a tribute to the accomplishments and contributions of women in the automotive industry.

"ArvinMeritor has long known Deborah to be a professional of top-notch caliber, and we are proud that our industry peers and Automotive News recognize her achievements with this prestigious designation," said Juan De La Riva, president of LVS.

Henderson leads the global quality, engineering and technology efforts for LVS from offices in Europe and North America, covering product development and launch optimization throughout the world. In addition to her current role, held since 2003, she was appointed to lead LVS Engineering and Technology in May 2005. Prior to this role, she served as site manager of the company's LVS manufacturing facility in Detroit for two years.

Henderson, who lives in Canton, Mich., holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Rutgers University in Camden, NJ.

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, wheels 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.

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