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FEDERAL-MOGUL ANNOUNCES MANUFACTURING CONSOLIDATION

 SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal-Mogul Corp. (NYSE: FMO) today announced it will close a manufacturing facility as part of the consolidation of its Lighting and Electrical Division and Fuel Systems Division.
 William W. Bilkey Jr., general manager of the division, said the restructuring has resulted in excess capacity for the new Lighting, Electrical and Fuel Systems Division. He said the closing will affect one of two sites: Lafayette, Tenn., or Logansport, Ind.
 "The decision to close one of our facilities did not come easily," Bilkey said, "but we feel it is in the best interest of the company. It is intended to ensure the long-term viability of the division by reducing its operating costs and increasing capacity utilization."
 "We recognize this is a difficult time for the employees at both locations," he continued. "For this reason, we hope to identify the plant that will close during the first week of November. The decision will be based on a number of factors including operating flexibility, plant capacity, operating costs, logistics, tax and other legal considerations."
 Headquartered in Southfield, Federal-Mogul is a global distributor and manufacturer of a broad range of precision parts primarily for automobiles, light trucks, heavy trucks, and farm and construction vehicles. The company serves both the aftermarket and the original equipment market providing quality products -- as they are needed -- to customers around the world. Federal-Mogul operates 33 plants, more than 70 distribution centers and four major research centers worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Claude Mencotti of Federal-Mogul, 313-354-8853/
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