News Release
Purolator to Award BASS Pro Tournament Trail Boat & Truck to Lucky Fan in Chicago

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Purolator, a primary brand of ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM), will award a custom 21-foot Triton boat and 2005 Toyota Tundra double cab 4x4 tow vehicle, used on the 2005 CITGO Bassmaster Tournament trail, to a lucky contest winner at his home near Chicago, Ill., on October 7.

Purolator is a premier sponsor of BASS, the worldwide authority on bass fishing.

The boat and truck were the grand prize in a national sweepstakes and will be awarded to the lucky winner, Chris Reining of West Dundee, Ill. The Triton boat and Toyota truck are valued at $59,000 and are being delivered to the winner's home.

"We've been extremely proud to be a premier sponsor of the CITGO Bassmaster Tournament trail this year, at which we have met so many of our loyal customers," said Dan Daniel, ArvinMeritor's senior vice president and president of its Light Vehicle Aftermarket organization. "This tournament sponsorship has been a venue that has allowed us to reach out and strengthen our relationship, while having some good times and enjoying some competitive bass fishing, a growing sport here in the United States."

The company announced the contest in June (June 28 - Aug. 8) for the boat and truck and had tremendous participation from sportsmen following the CITGO Bassmaster Tournament trail. The boat and truck are being awarded this year in addition to Purolator's Big Bass Fan Award, which was presented at the CITGO Bassmaster Classic in Pittsburgh, PA. to a lucky fan on the final day of competition. The winner, Nicole Mullins, from Bridgeport, W. VA., was awarded $5,000 from Purolator.

ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Aftermarket (LVA) business group supplies exhaust systems, filters and ride control products to retailers, jobbers and distributors around the world. The strong family of LVA brands has earned customer confidence for quality and value for close to 100 years.

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:

SOURCE ArvinMeritor, Inc.

Shannon Gibson
D. Mike Pennington
both of ArvinMeritor, Inc.