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Tenneco Supplying Emission Control Technologies on 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

  Tenneco Supplying Emission Control Technologies on 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
  Stingray

Company helps create Corvette’s signature sound for next-generation sportscar

Business Wire

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- April 3, 2013

Tenneco (NYSE: TEN) announced it is supplying key emission control
technologies, including electrical valves, for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette
Stingray, one of the most highly anticipated vehicles debuting in 2013.
Considered one of the key performance features of the car, the Corvette’s
exhaust system delivers a unique signature sound.

Most notably, the Corvette’s standard exhaust system is the first vehicle to
utilize Tenneco’s electrical valve technology for sound tuning. The electric
valves are designed to work in concert with the vehicle’s Active Fuel
Management (AFM) system, a fuel-saving four-cylinder mode versus
eight-cylinder mode. The valves open and close to control the Corvette’s
exhaust sound as it switches between the two engine modes.

In addition to the valves highlighted in the AFM system, the exhaust system
features an option which includes two additional electrical valves in the
tailpipes, tuned specifically for enhanced sound quality. These valves remain
closed during normal driving conditions and open during harder acceleration,
creating lower backpressure, more engine power and most importantly,
Corvette’s signature sound.

“The Corvette is one of America’s iconic automobiles, and Tenneco could not be
more excited and pleased to partner with Chevrolet to provide a combination of
performance attributes, including improved fuel economy, power and the
vehicle's signature sound,” said Tim Jackson, Tenneco’s chief technology
officer. “Additionally, the program gives Tenneco an opportunity to
demonstrate our advanced exhaust technology on one of the highest performance
vehicles available in the market.”

Tenneco is a global supplier to General Motors, providing both ride
performance and clean air technologies for GM passenger cars and light and
medium-duty trucks.

The company manufactures the electric valves at its Valencia, Spain facility,
while the other system components will be produced at its Seward, Nebraska and
Elkhart, Indiana facilities. Final assembly of the exhaust system takes place
at Tenneco’s Smithville, Tennessee plant. Tenneco’s global emissions technical
centers in Edenkoben, Germany and Grass Lake, Michigan provided electric valve
engineering and systems integration support.

About Tenneco

Tenneco is a $7.4 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in
Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 25,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is
one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air
and ride performance products and systems for automotive and commercial
vehicle original equipment markets and the aftermarket. Tenneco’s principal
brand names are Monroe®, Walker®, XNOx™ and Clevite®Elastomer.

This press release contains forward-looking statements. Words such as
“anticipate,” “expects,” "will", "continue" and similar expressions identify
forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the
current expectations of the company (including its subsidiaries). Because
these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, the
company's plans, actions and actual results could differ materially. Among the
factors that could cause these plans, actions and results to differ materially
from current expectations are: (i) changes in automotive or commercial vehicle
manufacturers' production rates and their actual and forecasted requirements
for the company's products, including the company's resultant inability to
realize the sales represented by its awarded book of business; (ii) any change
in customer demand due to delays in the adoption or enforcement of worldwide
emissions regulations or any other changes in consumer demand and prices,
including decreases in demand for automobiles or commercial vehicles which
include the company's products, and the potential negative impact on the
company's revenues and margins from such products; (iii) the general
political, economic and competitive conditions in markets where the company
and its subsidiaries operate; (iv) workforce factors such as strikes or labor
interruptions; (v) material substitutions and increases in the costs of raw
materials; and (vi) the company's ability to develop and profitably
commercialize new products and technologies, and the acceptance of such new
products and technologies by the company's customers. The company undertakes
no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or
circumstances after the date of this press release. Additional information
regarding risk factors and uncertainties is detailed from time to time in the
company's SEC filings, including but not limited to its report on Form 10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2012.

Contact:

Tenneco
Media inquiries:
Bill Dawson
847 482-5807 (o)
224 280-4308 (c)
bdawson@tenneco.com
or
Investor inquiries:
Linae Golla
847 482-5162 (o)
224 632-0986 (c)
lgolla@tenneco.com
 
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