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ArvinMeritor Makes Contribution to UNCP

October 23, 2001

 Arvin Meritor

ArvinMeritor Human Resources Director Ann Krontz and UNCP Chancellor Allen C. Meadors

ArvinMeritor Inc. recently made a contribution of $1,000 to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The gift is part of a series of annual contributions from the plant located at the nearby Laurinburg-Maxton Airbase.

"In the communities that are home to ArvinMeritor facilities, we seek to weave together human and financial resources in partnership with local, private and public agencies to achieve measurable improvements in the quality of life," said Ann Krontz, human relations director for the plant. "All we ask is the university use our gift for its most pressing needs."

Chancellor Allen C. Meadors thanked Ms. Krontz and the company for its support of UNCP's mission.

"We are very pleased to have good corporate partners like ArvinMeritor," Chancellor Meadors said. "We have a number graduates employed at the company, so it's a great relationship."

The local facility assembles transmissions and clutches for trucks and employs 223 workers. Headquartered in Troy, Mich., ArvinMeritor purchased the former Rockwell manufacturing facility at the Airbase industry park.

ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier $7.0-billion global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and related aftermarkets. The company employs 36,000 people at more than 150 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries.

ArvinMeritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol ARM. For more information, visit www.arvinmeritor.com.