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TRW Wins Prestigious Award for Its Latest Innovation

Nov 5, 2008

LIVONIA, Mich., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) has been presented with the Best Automotive Innovation Award 2008 by Italy's Automotive Technical Association (ATA) for the integration of its intelligent safety systems combining Lane Departure Warning, Electrically Powered Steering and Electronic Stability Control. These technologies were launched on the Lancia Delta in June.

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"We are honored to accept this prestigious award and to be recognized in the industry for these advanced safety systems," said Peter J. Lake, executive vice president, Sales and Business Development for TRW Automotive. "The breadth and depth of TRW's safety knowledge enables us to support vehicle manufacturers as they bring driver assist systems and integrated technologies into the market."

"In the Lancia Delta, TRW's sensors, algorithms and electronics provide information that enables the actuation of the most appropriate systems to help deliver enhanced driving comfort and safety."

TRW's Lane Departure Warning System uses video camera technology integrated with Electrically Powered Steering to enable haptic lane feedback. The video camera detects when the vehicle is drifting toward the lane markings and the electric steering provides the driver with gentle guidance/haptic feedback through the steering wheel to stay in lane.

Steering torque control is a technology made possible by the integration of steering and electronic stability control. The integration of these systems can deliver braking performance improvements on split coefficient (mu) surfaces - such as two wheels braking on pavement and two wheels braking on ice - as well as driver support and comfort through the steering control.

Giorgio Marsiaj, TRW's global vice president sales for the Fiat Group, added: "The synergies between Fiat's competence in vehicle behaviour and TRW's strengths in systems integration and component design enable us to work together to bring these systems from concept to production.

"It is very satisfying to be recognized by the industry for the intelligent safety systems we're delivering to the market today."

The Technical & Scientific committee of ATA stated that TRW gained this award because of "the importance of such integrated driver assistance systems not only for comfort, but also for improving overall vehicle safety."

The ATA Automotive Innovation Award is presented annually for new developments in products or processes in the automotive industry. ATA is Italy's foremost association of technical experts, organizing conferences and publishing journals for the automotive industry.

About TRW

With 2007 sales of $14.7 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 27 countries and employs approximately 66,000 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. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties which can cause our actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements, including those set forth in our Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 (our "Form 10-K") and in our Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 28, 2008, June 27, 2008 and September 26, 2008, such as: disruptions in the financial markets adversely impacting the availability and cost of credit could negatively affect our business; loss of market share, production cuts and capacity reductions by domestic North American vehicle manufacturers and a market shift in vehicle mix in North America and resulting restructuring initiatives, including bankruptcy actions, of our suppliers and customers; sharply increasing commodity inflationary pressures adversely affecting our profitability and supply base, including any resulting inability of our suppliers to perform as we expect; escalating pricing pressures from our customers; our dependence on our largest customers; strengthening of the U.S. dollar and other foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations impacting our results; our substantial debt and resulting vulnerability to an economic or industry downturn and to rising interest rates; cyclicality of automotive production and sales; risks associated with non-U.S. operations, including economic uncertainty in some regions; contraction in consumer spending, a market shift in vehicle mix and production cuts in Europe; product liability, warranty and recall claims and efforts by customers to alter terms and conditions concerning warranty and recall participation; work stoppages or other labor issues at our facilities or at the facilities of our customers or suppliers; assertions by or against us relating to intellectual property rights; the possibility that our largest shareholder's interests will conflict with ours; and other risks and uncertainties set forth in our Form 10-K and in our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revision to any of these forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE: TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

CONTACT: John Wilkerson of TRW Automotive North America,
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