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Paul O'Neill Joins TRW Automotive Board of Directors

Aug 13, 2003

TRW Automotive today announced the election of Paul H. O'Neill to the company's board of directors. The appointment is effective immediately and increases the number of TRW Automotive directors to 7.

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Mr. O'Neill, 67, served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during 2001 and 2002 and joined The Blackstone Group as Special Advisor in March, 2003.

John Plant, President and CEO of TRW Automotive, said: "I am thrilled to have someone of the capabilities and stature of Paul O'Neill join our board of directors. It will indeed be a privilege to be able to call upon Paul for guidance and advice."

Mr. O'Neill was Chairman and CEO of Alcoa from 1987 to 1999. Before joining Alcoa, Mr. O'Neill spent 10 years with International Paper Company where he was named President in 1985.

About TRW

With sales of $10.6 billion in 2002, TRW Automotive Inc. ranks among the top 10 suppliers in the world. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the company employs approximately 63,000 people in 22 countries. Its products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine valves, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. TRW Automotive news is available on the Internet at .

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CONTACT: Manley Ford, +1-734-266-2616, or John Wilkerson, +1-734-266-3864, both of TRW Automotive

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