News Release
ArvinMeritor Affirms Second-Quarter Earnings Guidance at Higher End of Forecasted Range

TROY, Mich., March 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at Citigroup's Small & Mid-Cap Conference in Las Vegas, Nev., ArvinMeritor, Inc.'s (NYSE: ARM) Chairman, CEO and President Chip McClure, and Senior Vice President and CFO Jim Donlon, told investors the company expects earnings per share from continuing operations, before special items, for the second quarter of fiscal year 2006 to be at the higher end of the previously forecasted range of $0.35 to $0.40 per diluted share. The company also confirmed that it anticipates earnings for fiscal year 2006 to be in the range of $1.50 to $1.70 per diluted share, before special items, and free cash flow to be in the range of $120 million to $170 million.

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According to McClure, "Continued strength in the North American commercial vehicle market during January and February, as well as ongoing operational improvements, reinforce our confidence that we will deliver earnings for the second fiscal quarter at the higher end of our previously issued guidance."

In addition, the company recently announced that it signed a definitive agreement to sell its Light Vehicle Aftermarket (LVA) Purolator filters business in North America, and that it sold its LVA North American exhaust business. Donlon explained, "Anticipated proceeds from these LVA divestitures, in addition to the company's recent offering of $300 million of convertible notes due in 2026, coupled with its pending offer to purchase up to $600 million of outstanding notes due 2007-2009, are expected to contribute to increased liquidity, a strengthened balance sheet and overall improvement in ArvinMeritor's financial position."

McClure added, "Despite the challenges that continue to impact our industry, we are pleased to be in a position to reconfirm our prior financial guidance."

The company plans to release its second-quarter results on April 28.

About ArvinMeritor

ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier $8.8 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 certain aftermarkets. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor employs approximately 29,000 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:

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both of ArvinMeritor, Inc.