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TRW Automotive Announces Plan to Refinance Existing Credit Facilities

PRNewswire-FirstCall
LIVONIA, Mich.
Nov 12, 2004

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) today announced its intention to refinance $1.7 billion of its existing $2.0 billion credit facilities with $1.9 billion of new credit facilities. The new credit facilities will improve the Company's financial flexibility and are expected to be comprised of an $850 million revolving credit facility, a $250 million tranche A term loan facility and an $800 million tranche B term loan facility. The Company plans to retain its recently completed $300 million tranche E term loan facility. The increase in availability under the new facilities results from the expected increase in the amount of the revolving credit facilities. Additionally, the Company expects to amend certain other terms of the secured credit facilities. The Company plans to close the transaction by year-end, with funding expected to occur shortly thereafter.

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  About TRW

With 2003 sales of $11.3 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's top 10 automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, employs approximately 61,000 people in 22 countries. TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. All references to "TRW Automotive," "TRW" or the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated. TRW Automotive news is available on the Internet at http://www.trwauto.com/ .

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains statements that are not statements of historical fact, but instead are forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements made in this release. Such risks, uncertainties and other important factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements are set forth in the TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. final prospectus dated as of February 2, 2004 (the "Prospectus") filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4), our Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2003 (the "10K"), and our Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 26, June 25, and September 24, 2004, and include: our ability to complete the refinancing; our substantial leverage; the highly competitive automotive parts industry and its cyclicality; pricing pressures from our customers; increasing costs for purchased components and raw materials; non-performance by, or insolvency of, our suppliers; product liability and warranty and recall claims; our dependence on our largest customers; limitations on flexibility in operating our business contained in our debt agreements; increases in interest rates; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; the possibility that our owners' interests will conflict with ours; work stoppages or other labor issues and other risks and uncertainties set forth under "Risk Factors" in the Prospectus, in the 10-K and in our other SEC filings. We do not intend or assume any obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Patrick R. Stobb, +1-734-853-6966, or Media Contact: Manley Ford, +1-734-855-2616, both of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

Web site: http://www.trwauto.com/


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