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FEDERAL-MOGUL ANNOUNCES PLANT CLOSING

 SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Federal-Mogul Corporation (NYSE: FMO) reported today that it will close its Lafayette, Tenn., fuel systems plant as part of a previously announced consolidation of its Lighting and Electrical Division and Fuel Systems Division. About 400 employees in Lafayette will be affected.
 Fuel systems operations will be relocated to existing facilities in Indiana. The company's Logansport, Ind., plant -- which was also at risk of closing -- will remain open as a result of the decision.
 William W. Bilkey Jr., general manager of the new Lighting, Electrical and Fuel Systems Division, said the decision to close Lafayette was reached following extensive discussions between the company and joint labor, management and community committees formed at the two locations. Bilkey emphasized that certain factors such as logistics, tax considerations and capacity issues which were significant in the decision could not be addressed by the committees.
 "The decision to close our Lafayette plant was a difficult one to reach and we regret any adverse effects it will have on our employees, their families and the community," Bilkey said. "We believe, however, that this action is in the best long-term interest of the company and the remaining employees of the new division.
 "We expect to discontinue all operations in Tennessee by June 30, 1994," he added.
 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 32 plants, more than 70 distribution centers and four major research centers worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Lonnie Ross of Federal-Mogul, 313-354-9934/
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