FAURECIA : Q1-2013 sales: Faurecia continues on strong growth path outside Europe

  FAURECIA : Q1-2013 sales: Faurecia continues on strong growth path outside
                                    Europe

                                             Nanterre (France), April 23, 2012

Faurecia continues on strong growth path outside Europe
Consolidated sales up 1.7% in the first quarter of 2013

  oFaurecia's consolidated sales for the first quarter of 2013 rose 1.7% to
    €4,369.5 million versus the first quarter of 2012
    
  oProduct sales reached €3,417.3 million , with growth outside Europe up
    19%:

       oStrong growth in Asia: up 20.5%;
       oSustained growth in North America: 21.5%;
       oDecline in Europe of 8,6%, in-line with the fall in production
         observed in this region;
       oContinued improvement in the geographical balance with sales outside
         Europe reaching 45% of sales in the first quarter 2013 compared to
         39% for the same period in 2012.

GROUP SALES FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2013

Faurecia consolidated sales totalled €4,369.5 million for the first quarter of
2013, up 1.7%.  This figure includes  sales from the  acquisition of the  Ford 
plant in  Saline,  Michigan (USA)  consolidated  since June  1,  2012  (€122.4 
million sales), sales for Plastal  France, consolidated since August 30,  2012 
(€14.7 million sales),  sales for Sora  Composites France, consolidated  since 
July 1, 2012 (€11.5 million) for Borgers and Mecaplast (France/Czech Republic)
consolidated since March 1, 2012 for an amount of €8.6 million.

At constant exchange rate and on a  comparable basis, sales were down 0.9%  in 
the first quarter of 2013:

  oProduct sales (parts and components delivered to automakers) totalled
    €3,417.3 million in the first quarter of 2013, an increase of 1.9% but a
    contraction of 1.4% on a like-for-like basis.
  oMonolith sales^[1], included in exhaust catalytic converters, were down
    5.0% at €687.0 million, a decrease of 4.5% at constant exchange rates.
  oDevelopment, tooling and prototype sales grew by 20.4% in the first
    quarter of 2013 to €265.2 million, an increase of 18.9% like for like, as
    a result of the continued high development activities on new contracts.

Sales by type

In € million                         Q1-2013 Q1-2012 Change (%) Change (%)^[2]
Consolidated sales                   4,369.5 4,296.6    1.7         (0.9)
Product sales                        3,417.3 3,353.1    1.9         (1.4)
Monolith sales                        687.0   723.3    (5.0)        (4.5)
Development, tooling & prototypes     265.2   220.2     20.4         18.9
for third parties

Sales significantly outperformed the market in all growth regions
(Change is shown on a like-for-like basis, Source of production figures =  IHS 
Automotive, March 2013).

  oEurope: product sales fell significantly, down by 9.9% to €1,875.9
    million, in-line with the fall of light vehicle production estimated at 9%
    in the same period. Product sales in Europe scaled back from 61% to 55% of
    total.
  oNorth America: product sales stood at €963.9 million, up 6.5% whereas
    light vehicle production was stable over the quarter. Growth was driven by
    the strong growth in the interior systems business and automotive seating.
    Sales to Nissan grew 55% and to Ford by 14%. Product sales in North
    America grew from 24% to 28% of the group's total.
  oAsia: demonstrated continued strong growth of 19.6% to €371.7 million with
    an increase of 24.2% in China. Over the period light vehicle production
    rose 3% in Asia and 14% in China. Sales to Ford more than doubled (+106%)
    while those to GM increased 47%. Product sales in Asia grew from 9% to 11%
    of the total.
  oSouth America: product sales grew 21.0%, to €157.6 million. At the same
    time, light vehicle production grew by +6%. Sales to Ford expanded by 59%
    and those to PSA by 61%.

Product sales by region

In € million  Q1-2013 Q1-2012 Change (%) Change (%)*
Product sales 3,417.3 3,353.1    1.9        (1.4)
Europe        1,875.9 2,053.0   (8.6)       (9.9)
North America  963.9   793.5     21.5        6.5
Asia           371.7   308.6     20.5       19.6
    China      298.1   238.6     24.9       24.2
South America  157.6   148.8     5.9        21.0

* = at constant exchange rates and on a comparable basis.

PRODUCT SALES BY BUSINESS GROUP
(Change is shown on a like-for-like basis).

Automotive Seating
Product sales totalled €1,205.7 million, a fall of 4.5%, mainly impacted by
the European slowdown. It posted a solid growth in North America and in Asia.

Interior Systems
Product sales totalled €967.9 million  (of which €118.2 million from  Saline), 
an increase of 1.1%, sustained by  good momentum in North America and  limited 
decline in Europe.

Emissions Control Technologies
Product sales totalled €827.5 million, an increase of 2.1%, and generating 66%
out of Europe and supported by strong growth in China and South America.

Automotive Exteriors
Product sales totalled  €416.1 million,  a drop of  4.7%, like-for-like,  with 
Europe representing 92% of product sales.

A conference call with Frank Imbert (CFO) will take place today at 8:00am
(Paris time).

Dial-in numbers France: +33 1 70 99 42 71 / UK: +44 20 7784 1036 / USA: +1 646
254 3367

Confirmation Code: 3504411

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 320 sites, including 30 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     Media                        Analysts/Investors
                                          Eric-Alain Michelis
             Olivier Le Friec             Director of Financial Communications

             Head of Media Relations          Tel.: +33 1 72 36 75 70

             Tel: +33 1 72 36 72 58           Cell: +33 6 64 64 61 29

             Cell: +33 6 76 87 30 17      eric-alain.michelis@faurecia.com

             olivier.lefriec@faurecia.com

APPENDIX

Product sales

         In € million          Q1-2013 Q1-2012 Change (%) Change (%)*
Product sales                  3,417.3 3,353.1    1.9        (1.4)
Automotive Seating             1,205.7 1,273.1   (5.3)       (4.5)
Interior Systems                967.9   845.0     14.5        1.1
Total Interior Modules         2,173.7 2,118.2    2.6        (2.1)
Emissions Control Technologies  827.5   823.1     0.5         2.1
Automotive Exteriors            416.1   411.8     1.1        (4.7)
Total Other Modules            1,243.6 1,234.9    0.7        (0.3)

* = at constant exchange rates and on a comparable basis.

Consolidated sales

         In € million          Q1-2013 Q1-2012 Change (%) Change (%)*
Consolidated sales             4,369.5 4,296.6    1.7        (0.9)
Automotive Seating             1,259,0 1,321.3   (2.7)       (1.9)
Interior Systems               1,089.7  964,7     15.3        2.8
Total Interior Modules         2,348.7 2,286.0    4.9         0.2
Emissions Control Technologies 1,563.7 1,579.0    1.1         2.3
Automotive Exteriors            457.1   431.6     8.1         2.0
Total Other Modules            2,020.8 2,010.6    2.6         2.2

* = at constant exchange rates and on a comparable basis.

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[1] Monoliths: precious metals and ceramics used in emissions control systems.

[2] At constant exchange rates and on a comparable basis.

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