FAURECIA : Faurecia signs cooperation agreement with FAW Foundry for the development of magnesium alloy seat frames

   FAURECIA : Faurecia signs cooperation agreement with FAW Foundry for the
                  development of magnesium alloy seat frames

                                              Nanterre (France), July 15, 2013

Faurecia signs cooperation agreement with  FAW Foundry for the development  of 
magnesium alloy seat frames

Faurecia, the world's  sixth largest automotive  equipment supplier, signed  a 
three-year cooperation agreement  with FAW Foundry  in Changchun (China),  for 
the development of magnesium alloy seat  frames. The agreement, signed in  the 
presence of Yann Delabrière, Chairman and CEO of Faurecia, Jean-Michel Vallin,
President of Faurecia  China, and Sun  Feng, General Manager  of FAW  Foundry, 
marks a new milestone in Faurecia's business and technology development in the
seat frames business and with China's FAW Group.

Through this  project, Faurecia  expects  to further  cut-down the  weight  of 
automotive seats, reducing the environmental impact as well as to  consolidate 
its leading position in automotive seating.

"The challenge of reducing emissions calls for new breakthrough innovations in
the automotive  industry,  particularly  in the  field  of  weight  reduction. 
Magnesium alloy seat frames potentially offer a 25% weight reduction  compared 
with state of the  art steel frames. This  breakthrough development will  also 
allow both Faurecia and FAW Foundry to be in a leading position worldwide  for 
this promising material and its processes as it opens a potentially  important 
market.," said Jean-Michel Vallin, President of Faurecia China.

"We are eager to  start cooperating with Faurecia,  the world's number one  in 
automotive seat frames  and mechanisms  and also  a long-term  partner of  FAW 
Group Corporation. We  believe that  this will  be a  win-win partnership  and 
enable us to  contribute to  a greener  automotive industry,"  said Sun  Feng, 
General Manager of FAW Foundry.

Faurecia is a global leader in automotive seating and is #1 worldwide for seat
frames and  mechanisms  and #3  worldwide  for complete  seats.  FAW  Foundry, 
Faurecia's partner,  is  wholly-owned  by  China  FAW  Group  Corporation  and 
currently the largest auto casting manufacturer in China.

Technologies for  vehicle  weight  reduction  can be  found  across  all  four 
Faurecia activities, namely:

  oAutomotive Seating: use of high strength steel, downsizing of mechanisms
    and other seating components, laser welding and composite materials;
  oInterior Systems: introduction and broadened use of renewable and natural
    materials;
  oEmissions Control Technologies: thinner steel and new processes such as
    laser welding and induction brazing;
  oAutomotive Exteriors: composite materials for body parts, semi-structural
    and structural parts.

Faurecia has been  operating in China  for almost 20  years and has  developed 
fast within  China's booming  automotive industry  and considers  the  Chinese 
market a  major priority.  It currently  employs 8,500  people, including  700 
engineers, and is present in all the main automotive regions in China.

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  ($22.5  billion). At  December  31,  2012,  Faurecia 
employed 94,000 people in 34 countries at 320 sites, including 30 R&D  centers 
and 5,500 engineers. Faurecia's four  core businesses all have an  established 
presence in the Chinese  market. Faurecia China  is headquartered in  Shanghai 
and has more than 8,500 employees, including 700 technicians and engineers, 39
industrial sites and four R&D centers. In 2012, Faurecia China's sales totaled
€1.5 billion. Visit us at: www.faurecia.com

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