FAURECIA : Faurecia publishes estimated 2012 full-year earnings

       FAURECIA : Faurecia publishes estimated 2012 full-year earnings

                                                    Nanterre, January 15, 2013

Faurecia publishes estimated 2012 full-year earnings

Faurecia's Board of Directors met today to review the 2012 unaudited estimated
earnings. Sales, operating income and net income are in line with the  Group's 
guidance. However, net financial debt was above guidance at EUR 1.8 billion as
a result of the rapid slowdown in automotive production in Europe, in the last
two months of the year,  resulting in an increase  in inventories and a  lower 
level in the sales of receivables.

Total Sales reached EUR 17.4  billion, up 7.3% (+2.0% like-for-like).  Product 
sales^[1],  which  stood  at  EUR13.3  billion,  increased  by  7.3%   (+1.4% 
like-for-like). Product sales in  Europe were EUR  7.4 billion representing  a 
drop of  5.7%  over 2011  (6.9%  like-for-like) slightly  outperforming  light 
vehicle production. Faurecia outpaced light vehicle production growth in North
America, where the Group's product  sales rose by 41.3% (19.2%  like-for-like) 
to reach EUR 3.6 billion, as well as in Asia where product sales grew by 24.3%
(13.7% like-for-like) to EUR 1.4 billion.

Operating Income amounted to EUR 514 million or 3% of Total Sales.

Net Income (Group Share)  reached EUR 140 million.  It takes into account  EUR 
84m of restructuring charges in order to adapt to falling production levels in

Net Financial  Debt  at December  31,  2012 was  EUR  1.8 billion.  The  rapid 
slowdown in  automotive production  in Europe,  particularly in  the last  two 
months of  the year,  led to  an increase  in inventories  (raw materials  and 
supplies) and a lower level in the sales of receivables.


Estimated 2012 full-year earnings     EUR
Total Sales                       17.4 billion
Product sales                     13.3 billion
Operating Income                  514 million
Net Income                        140 million
Net Financial Debt                1.8 billion

Today, Faurecia will hold  a conference call hosted  by Frank Imbert (CFO)  at 
12:30pm (EST)  i.e. 6:30pm  (Paris time).  Slides used  for this  call can  be 
downloaded on www.faurecia.com in the section "Shareholders & Investors".

Dial-in numbers:
France: +33 1 70 48 01 66
UK: +44 20 3140 8286
USA: +1646254 3388
Confirmation code: 9287340

Final 2012  results will  be published  on February  12, 2013  (before  market 
hours) and an analyst meeting will be held at 8:30am (Paris time) at  Pavillon 
Gabriel, 5 avenue Gabriel,  75008 Paris. A webcast  on www.faurecia.com and  a 
conference call will also be available.


About Faurecia

Faurecia is the world's sixth-largest automotive equipment supplier with  four 
key Business  Groups:  Automotive  Seating,  Emissions  Control  Technologies, 
Interior Systems and  Automotive Exteriors.  In 2012, the  Group posted  total 
sales of €17.4 billion. At December 31, 2012, Faurecia employed 94,000  people 
in 34 countries at 300 sites, including 40 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed  on 
the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the U.S. over-the-counter
(OTC) market. For more information, visit: www.faurecia.com

Contacts     Press                        Analysts/Investors
                                          Eric-Alain Michelis
             Kate Philipps                Director of Financial Communications

             EVP Group Communications         Tel: +33 1 72 36 75 70

             Tel: +33 1 72 36 70 94           Cell: +33 6 64 64 61 29

             Cell: +33 6 13 42 46 97      eric-alain.michelis@faurecia.com


             Olivier Le Friec

             Head of Media Relations

             Tel: +33 1 72 36 72 58

             Cell: +33 6 76 87 30 17



[1] Product sales: deliveries of parts and components to automakers.

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