Lear Charging System Gains PSE Certification in Japan

  Lear Charging System Gains PSE Certification in Japan

 Intertek and Lear Corporation Partner to Bring New EV Technologies to Market

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DETROIT -- April 15, 2013

Intertek (LSE: ITRK), the leading quality solutions provider to industries
worldwide, and Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of
automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, together announce
certification for Lear Corporation’s Electric Vehicle Charging Coupler and
Electric Vehicle Inline Cable Control Box to Japan PSE standards. This is the
first Japan PSE certification of its kind and was issued on March 18, 2013,
allowing Lear Corporation to market their electric vehicle charging systems in
Japan.

Intertek partnered with Lear Corporation to execute the test plan and
procedures in accordance with PSE Mandatory Third-Party Conformity Assessment
requirements, which include product testing, inspection, and factory
evaluation. Upon compliance to Japanese standards and ordinances, PSE
certification was issued by the Japan Electrical Safety & Environmental
Technology Laboratory (JET).

Together, Lear Corporation and Intertek are at the forefront of the growing
electric vehicle technology market. Intertek is pleased to announce that Lear
Corporation’s Electric Vehicle Charging Coupler and Electric Vehicle Inline
Cable Control Box are now PSE certified to Article 1 of the technical
requirements of the METI (Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry) ordinance.

Serving the industry for more than 100 years, Intertek validates the
performance of transportation technologies, including components, products and
systems used in a variety of automotive, aerospace, marine, and rail
applications. Intertek’s global network of labs and partnerships allows
customers like Lear Corporation to effectively achieve compliance with testing
and certification processes in Japan, and around the world.

About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.
From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality
assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products,
processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports
companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to
meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance,
integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit
www.intertek.com.

About Lear Corporation

Lear Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive seating
and electrical power management systems. The Company's world-class products
are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of approximately
113,000 employees located in 36 countries. Lear's headquarters are in
Southfield, Michigan, and Lear is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under
the symbol [LEA]. Further information about Lear is available at www.lear.com.

Contact:

Intertek
Tonya Eckert, 978-635-8673
Marketing Communications Specialist
Tonya.Eckert@intertek.com
or
Lear Corporation
Mark Bensett, 248-447-1500
Director Business Strategy
mbensett@lear.com
 
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