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ArvinMeritor Expands Engineering Expertise with New Technical Centerin India

Offers Advanced Product Design &Development, Computer-Aided Engineering andBenchmarking and Testing Capabilities

New Delhi, Delhi, September 28, 2009 /India PRwire/ -- At an eventheld in Bangalore, India, ArvinMeritor (NYSE: ARM) officiallyopened a new technical center which will lead the company’s advanced productdevelopment initiatives for its broad portfolio of axles and brakes for commercialand other vehicle applications in Asia Pacific, and will support the company’s engineeringneeds in North America, South America and Europe.

“Growth in Asia Pacific,particularly India and China, is a keycomponent of our business strategy,” said Tim Bowes, ArvinMeritor’s vice presidentand managing director for Asia Pacific. “To support the growth we have plannedin this region, we identified the need to increase the size of our engineeringfootprint in India– which was established more than ten years ago. This new engineering center acceleratesour ability to provide advanced product solutions for on- and off-highway, busand coach, military and other industrial applications.”

The company hostedcustomers and suppliers today – including guest speakers Baba Kalyani, chairman and managingdirector, Bharat Forge Limited, and Kevin Thieneman, India Country Manager, Caterpillar Asia – at a grand opening ceremony thatincluded a tour of the facility which highlighted the center’s engineeringcapabilities, specifically:

•Product Designand Development including design optimization and value engineering

•Computer-AidedEngineering (CAE) including finite element modeling and analysis

•Benchmarking andTesting area that will house dynamometer rigs for axles and brakes, road load data acquisition and hydraulic rigsfor vertical fatigue and side skid

The Bangalore Technical Centeroccupies approximately 16,000 sq. ft. of office space, with an additional 4000 sq. ft.dedicated to a test lab. Approximately 100 employees will be employed at the facility,which will be a critical element in the company’s global engineeringnetwork that also includes R&D labs in Troy,U.S.; Cameri,Italy; and Cwmbran, U.K.

Notes to Editor

About ArvinMeritor

ArvinMeritor,Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems,modules and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarketfor the transportation and industrial sectors.The company marks itscentennial anniversary in 2009, celebrating a long history of 'forwardthinking.' The company serves commercial truck, trailer and specialty originalequipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets, and light vehiclemanufacturers. ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York StockExchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit the company'sWeb site at:


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This press release contains statements that are "forward-lookingstatements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of1995. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrasessuch as "believe," "expect," "anticipate,""estimate," "should," "are likely to be,""will" and similar expressions. There are risks and uncertaintiesassociated with the partnership with Yutong, including the volume of businessthat will be generated and the demand for the product to be supplied. In addition, actual results may differmaterially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties,including but not limited to global economic and market cycles and conditions,including the recent global economic crisis; whether our liquidity willcontinue to be affected by declining vehicle production volumes in the future;the financial condition of the company's suppliers and customers, includingbankruptcies and potential bankruptcies; possible adverse effects of any futuresuspension of normal trade credit terms by our suppliers; the ability of thecompany to continue to comply with covenants in its financing agreements; theability of the company to access capital markets; credit ratings of thecompany's debt; the demand for commercial, specialty and light vehicles forwhich the company supplies products; timing and certainty as to completion andterms of any dispositions of the Body Systems and Chassis businesses ofArvinMeritor's LVS business; risks inherent in operating abroad (includingforeign currency exchange rates and potential disruption of production andsupply due to terrorist attacks or acts of aggression); availability andsharply rising cost of raw materials, including steel and oil; OEM programdelays; demand for and market acceptance of new and existing products;successful development of new products; reliance on major OEM customers; laborrelations of the company, its suppliers and customers, including potentialdisruptions in supply of parts to our facilities or demand for our products dueto work stoppages; potential difficulties competing with companies that haveavoided their existing contracts in bankruptcy and reorganization proceedings;successful integration of acquired or merged businesses; the ability to achievethe expected annual savings and synergies from past and future business combinationsand the ability to achieve the expected benefits of restructuring actions;success and timing of potential divestitures; potential impairment oflong-lived assets, including goodwill; potential adjustment of the value ofdeferred tax assets; competitive product and pricing pressures; the amount ofthe company's debt; the outcome of existing and any future legal proceedings,including any litigation with respect to environmental or asbestos-relatedmatters; the outcome of actual and potential product liability and warranty andrecall claims; rising costs of pension and other post-retirement benefits andpossible changes in pension and other accounting rules; as well as other risksand uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time totime in filings of the company with the SEC. These forward-looking statementsare made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligationto update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of newinformation, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.

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