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MANAGEMENT CHANGES AT ARVIN

 COLUMBUS, Ind., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- In a joint statement issued last week, James K. Baker, chairman and CEO, and Byron O. Pond, president and COO, announced the following Arvin Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ARV) management changes:
 V. William Hunt, Arvin executive vice president, will assume responsibility for the North American Automotive division and direct responsibility for the five individual business units of the Arvinyl division. He also will retain responsibility for the Roll Coater division in Greenfield, Ind.
 Hunt, 48, holds bachelor of arts and doctor of jurisprudence degrees from Indiana University. Hunt joined Arvin in 1976 and was elected vice president-administration in 1980, secretary in 1982 and executive vice president in 1990. He was first elected to the board of directors in 1983. His current term expires in 1995. Hunt also serves as a director of Wells-Gardner Electronics Corporation, The Association of Governing Boards, and the Indiana Manufacturers' Association and is a member of the board of trustees of Indiana Vocational Technical College.
 Joe T. Atkins, North American Automotive president since 1986, is appointed senior vice president of supplier development, a position he will hold beyond normal retirement age to concentrate on supplier development for Arvin's North American businesses. In addition, Atkins will serve as a consultant to Hunt on issues relating to North American original equipment exhaust system business. In his new capacity, Atkins will continue to report to Arvin's President and COO.
 Larry I. Van Epps, formerly vice president of manufacturing and international for the North American Automotive division, is promoted to vice president and general manager of Arvin original equipment exhaust systems business. He will have responsibility for manufacturing, engineering, sales and marketing for this North American business.
 Van Epps, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology School of Business, joined Arvin in 1974 as operations controller. He was named North American Automotive division vice president of finance in 1981, and vice president of manufacturing in 1988. Three years later he assumed additional responsibility for AP de Mexico and liaison responsibilities for joint ventures in Brazil, Australia and Arvin Sango, in Madison, Ind.
 In their joint announcement, Baker and Pond stated, "Recent years have seen considerable growth and change for our company. To keep up with progress, organizational adjustments are often required to better capitalize on the opportunity for continued corporate improvement. We believe these changes will help create new opportunities."
 Arvin Industries, Inc., is an international manufacturing company supplying automotive parts and related products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.
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 /CONTACT: William Kendall of Arvin Industries, Inc., 812-379-3285/
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