Tenneco Supplies Key Ride Performance, Clean Air Technologies for All-New Chevrolet Malibu

  Tenneco Supplies Key Ride Performance, Clean Air Technologies for All-New
  Chevrolet Malibu

      Company providing global support on GM’s midsize vehicle platform

Business Wire

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- April 10, 2013

Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) today announced it is supplying ride performance and
clean air technologies on the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu and Malibu Eco. Tenneco is
a global supplier to General Motors on the new midsize vehicle platform,
supporting Chevy Malibu production in North America, China and Korea, as well
as the Buick Regal and LaCrosse models in North America and China, and the
Opel Insignia model in Europe.

Tenneco supplies both hot- and cold-end emission control systems for the 2.4L
Ecotec four-cylinder engine, 2.5L Ecotec four-cylinder engine and the new
Ecotec 2.0L turbocharged engine. Tenneco collaborated with GM engineers to
provide lightweight solutions in the Malibu’s exhaust system including designs
that reduce precious metal content and incorporate single wall muffler shells
and hollow rods to lower cost and weight. The company is also supplying front
strut modules, rear shock absorbers and exhaust isolators.

“We’re proud of our partnership with GM and the global collaboration we
provide to support the company with this important vehicle launch,” said Gregg
Sherrill, Tenneco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The Malibu launch
requires engineering and manufacturing resources in key regions of the world,
and Tenneco has the capabilities in place to accommodate these needs.”

For North America production, Tenneco manufactures the Malibu’s hot-end
exhaust systems at its Smithville, Tennessee and Seward, Nebraska facilities,
and supplies converters from Litchfield, Michigan. Cold-end exhaust systems
are produced at the company’s Cambridge, Ontario and Seward, Nebraska plants.
Ride control components are manufactured in Hartwell, Georgia and Kettering,
Ohio, and exhaust isolators are supplied from the company’s Suzhou, China
facility. Tenneco’s emission control technical centers in Edenkoben, Germany,
Grass Lake, Michigan and Shanghai, China provided engineering and system
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
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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 Inc.
Bill Dawson
Media inquiries
847 482-5807 (o)
224 280-4308 (c)
bdawson@tenneco.com
or
Linae Golla
Investor inquiries
847 482-5162 (o)
224 632-0986 (c)
lgolla@tenneco.com
 
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