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TRW Launches Advanced Brake System for New Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon Hybrids

Nov 7, 2007

LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), the global leader in active and passive safety systems, is launching its Slip Control Boost (SCB) advanced regenerative-compatible braking system to provide full Stabilitrak functionality for the new Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon hybrid sport utility vehicle. SCB is being supplied through TRW's Kelsey-Hayes subsidiary.

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The SCB system incorporates high performance stability control and brake actuation within a 12-volt system architecture and is an integral part of the hybrid Tahoe's regenerative braking system.

Regenerative braking allows a vehicle to recapture and store part of the kinetic energy that would otherwise be lost to heat when braking. This energy is used to recharge the electric batteries and save on fuel in a hybrid architecture.

The SCB system replaces traditional boosters, master cylinders and vacuum pumps with an electro-hydraulic control unit (EHCU) and brake pedal simulator unit with a twin master cylinder to supply brake pressure. This offers several advantages: (1) ease of installation with fewer components to fit; (2) improved packaging in the front dash area versus traditional vacuum boosters; (3) a decoupled brake pedal that is ideal for integration into autonomous or emergency braking systems; and (4) best-in-class NVH characteristics.

"TRW is pleased to have worked closely with the engineering teams at General Motors to develop a product that complements the Tahoe's and Yukon's regenerative braking system to help accomplish the dual goals of providing enhanced safety and improved fuel economy," said Peter Lake, executive vice president, Sales and Business Development for TRW Automotive.

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 people worldwide. 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 on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 30, June 29, and September 28, 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 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; 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, John Wilkerson,
TRW Automotive, +1-734-855-3864, or Lynette Jackson, TRW Automotive-Europe-
Asia, + 44.121.506.5315

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