Cooper Standard Appoints Niec Villaire as Deputy General Counsel and Director, Global Legal Compliance

Cooper Standard Appoints Niec Villaire as Deputy General Counsel and Director,
                           Global Legal Compliance

PR Newswire

NOVI, Mich., Oct. 17, 2013

NOVI, Mich., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.
(NYSE: CPS), a leading global supplier of automotive sealing, fuel and brake,
and fluid transfer systems, today announced the appointment of Iwona Niec
Villaire to deputy general counsel and director of global legal compliance
effective September 30, 2013. She will report to Timothy W. Hefferon, senior
vice president, general counsel and secretary for Cooper Standard and will be
based at the company's headquarters in Novi, Mich.

In her new position, Villaire will maintain responsibility for a broad range
of legal matters, including securities law compliance, financing, corporate
governance matters, mergers/acquisitions, real estate transactions and
oversight of the Company's legal affairs in Europe. In addition, she will join
Cooper Standard's Corporate Responsibility Committee and coordinate the
activities of the Company and committee in ensuring continued compliance with
Cooper Standard's code of business conduct and ethics, related policies and
applicable laws on a global basis.

"Iwona brings a level of experience and expertise to this position that makes
her an essential part of our legal team, as well as an important addition to
our Corporate Responsibility Committee," Hefferon said.

Villaire joined Cooper Standard in September 2007 as associate general
counsel. Previously, she served as senior counsel with Federal-Mogul Corp.,
where she was responsible for corporate governance, securities, international
transactions, restructuring and bankruptcy, regulatory compliance and
employment law. Prior to this, she was an associate attorney at Jaffe Raitt
Heuer & Weiss in Southfield, Mich.

Villaire earned a Juris Doctor, Master of Arts in education psychology and
Bachelor of Science degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit. She is a
member of Inforum and the Michigan Bar Association.

About Cooper Standard
Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., (NYSE: CPS) is a leading global
supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products
include sealing and trim, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer, thermal and
emissions and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs more than 22,000
people globally and operates in 19 countries around the world. For more
information, please visit www.cooperstandard.com.

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Contacts:
Sharon S. Wenzl
Cooper Standard
(248) 596-6211
sswenzl@cooperstandard.com

Jim Bianchi
Bianchi Public Relations, Inc.
(248) 269-1122
jbianchi@bianchipr.com

SOURCE Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc.

Website: http://www.cooperstandard.com
 
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