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ArvinMeritor Appoints Robert Ostrov Senior Vice President of Human Resources

TROY, Mich., Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ArvinMeritor, Inc. (NYSE: ARM) announced today that Robert Ostrov is appointed senior vice president of Human Resources, effective Sept. 18. The Board of Directors also today elected Ostrov an officer of the company, in addition to electing newly appointed senior vice presidents and presidents Phil Martens (Light Vehicle Systems), Carsten Reinhardt (Commercial Vehicle Systems) and Buddy Wacaser (Emissions Technologies) officers of the company.

Ostrov will be responsible for leadership and management of the human resources function for the company's 29,000 employees at more than 120 locations in 25 countries. Additionally, he will provide strategic focus in employee leadership and development initiatives, compensation, benefits and rewards systems, labor relations, and human resources systems, policies and practices.

"Rob's prior success in driving productivity and profitability through various human capital programs, coupled with his extensive background in organizational development and labor relations, will be extremely valuable in supporting the company's efforts to succeed in the future," said Chip McClure, chairman, CEO and president. "He will serve our team well and we're pleased to have him join our company."

Ostrov most recently served as vice president of Human Resources and Labor Relations for FedEx Ground, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. He previously served as an attorney-at-law with Arnold & Partners, from 2003-05. Prior to that, Ostrov was senior vice president of Human Resources for True Value; he was named to that role in 1997, and concurrent with the position, served as chairman and CEO of True Value of Canada from 1999-2002.

He has also held senior-level positions within Human Resources for companies including General Electric/GE Capital Corp./WIFX Corp. and Wickes Companies, from 1981-97. He was director of Human Resources for Rockwell International, a heritage company of ArvinMeritor, from 1979-81.

Ostrov holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Strategic Planning from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill., and a Juris Doctorate from the Chicago Kent College of Law. He is a member of the Illinois Bar.

He replaces Ernie Whitus, who after nearly 10 years with the company will relocate to Williamsburg, Va., with his family. To ensure a smooth transition, Whitus will remain an ArvinMeritor consultant.

"We thank Ernie for his commitment and contribution in helping to lead our organization through a series of important transitions over nearly a decade," McClure said. "His dedication to the role was valued and we wish him well in his future pursuits."

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 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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