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TRW Supplies Full Lineup of Active and Passive Safety to The New Chrysler's All New 2008 Minivans

Aug 29, 2007

LIVONIA, Mich., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) - the global leader in active and passive safety systems, announced today that it is supplying a full spectrum of its active and passive safety systems to the exciting new 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country minivans.

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"TRW has worked in concert with our partners at The New Chrysler to help design and develop and now coordinate the supply of a wide range of components for the new Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country," said Peter Lake, executive vice president for Sales and Business Development. "We look forward to helping put one of the world's premier minivans on the road with world- class safety and security systems from TRW."

Engineers from TRW and The New Chrysler worked closely to develop the advanced occupant safety system that includes front and rear seat belts, frontal advanced multistage airbags for driver and front-seat passengers, and standard all-row supplemental side curtain airbags designed to help protect for side impact and offers additional protection in certain rollover scenarios for three rows of outboard occupants.

The new minivans also feature an innovative second-row swivel seat which offers an available booster seat. This minivan-first seat system uses a specialized TRW seat belt retractor. It functions like a standard seat belt load limiting retractor, but has been tailored to manage the energy for the full range of occupants.

TRW is also supplying the disc brake system including calipers and rotors as well as the brake actuation system including the booster and master cylinder. The rear calipers include TRW's integral park brake, a lightweight and compact design that incorporates TRW's high efficiency, patented ball in ramp actuation system to provide park brake functionality while offering superior value and quality. These braking components will be a part of corner module assemblies that will be delivered to The New Chrysler's assembly plants in Windsor, Ontario and St Louis, Missouri.

In addition, TRW will be supplying steering and suspension modules to the new minivans including the front and rear cradle modules, front spring/shock modules and the power rack and pinion steering gears. The Company will also supply interior components including HVAC controls and infrared sensors and steering wheel switches. When combined the systems, modules and components for the new minivans make these the highest content vehicles for TRW in North America, and will be delivered in sequence as full assemblies to The New Chrysler's assembly plants.

About TRW

With 2006 sales of $13.1 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 28 countries and employs approximately 63,800. 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

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains statements that are not statements of historical fact, but instead are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. 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 our Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 (the "10-K"), and Report on form Q for the quarter ended March 30, 2007, and include: production cuts or restructuring by our major customers; work stoppages or other labor issues at the facilities of our customers or suppliers; non-performance by, or insolvency of, our suppliers and customers, which may be exacerbated by recent bankruptcies and other pressures within the automotive industry; the inability of our suppliers to deliver products at the scheduled rate and disruptions arising in connection therewith; interest rate risk arising from our variable rate indebtedness (which constitutes a majority of the company's indebtedness); loss of market share by domestic vehicle manufacturers; efforts by our customers to consolidate their supply base; severe inflationary pressures impacting the market for commodities; escalating pricing pressures from our customers; our dependence on our largest customers; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; our substantial leverage; product liability and warranty and recall claims and efforts by customers to alter terms and conditions concerning warranty and recall participation; limitations on flexibility in operating our business contained in our debt agreements; the possibility that our owners' interests will conflict with ours and other risks and uncertainties set forth under "Risk Factors" 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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SOURCE: TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

CONTACT: Manley Ford, TRW Automotive, +1-734-855-2616, or John
Wilkerson, TRW Automotive-North America, +1-734-855-3864

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