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TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE APPOINTS SNELL PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 HOUSTON, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Tenneco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Mike Walsh today announced the appointment of Richard A. Snell as president and chief executive officer of Tenneco Automotive. Snell will replace John P. ("Jack") Reilly, who is leaving to assume the position of president of Brunswick Corporation.
 "We wish Jack Reilly well," said Walsh. "He has been a visible, valuable contributor to Tenneco."
 Snell is currently general manager of the Walker Manufacturing Division of Tenneco Automotive. "Dick Snell has an outstanding record of leadership and of producing results," said Walsh. "He has done an excellent job at Walker. I expect him to bring that talent and energy to bear in all of our automotive operations.
 "In selecting Dick for this critical position, the Board, Dana Mead and I were especially impressed with Walker's reputation for high quality, customer responsiveness, safety and operating cost leadership. Dick has been a vital source of strength to us in a very competitive marketplace," said Walsh.
 Snell joined Tenneco Automotive in 1987 from the Quaker State Corporation. He has held positions of increasing responsibility at Tenneco, his most recent being senior vice president and general manager of Walker Manufacturing Company. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Union College and earned an master of business administration from The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
 Tenneco Automotive, based in Lincolnshire, Ill., is a global manufacturer of automotive parts, with nearly $2 billion in 1992 sales and more than 14,000 employees. Its three divisions include Walker Manufacturing, a leader in the production of mufflers and exhaust systems; Monroe Auto Equipment, the world's best-known name in shocks and struts; and Tenneco Brake, maker and distributor of brake-friction products.
 A supplier to major auto assemblers as well as consumers, the unit is one of six Tenneco operating companies. It reported a gain in operating income of 7.8 percent in the first six months of 1993, to $125 million, from $116 million. Revenues in the period fell slightly, to $965 million, from $966 million in the first half of 1992. In 1992, Tenneco Automotive reported $230 million in operating income for the full year, on revenues of $1.8 billion.
 Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TGT) is a Houston-based diversified industrial corporation with other major business interests in natural gas transportation and marketing (Tenneco Gas), farm and construction equipment (Case), ship design, construction and repair (Newport News Shipbuilding), packaging (Packaging Corporation of America) and chemicals (Albright & Wilson).
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 /CONTACT: Thomas C. Hayes of Tenneco Inc., 713-757-5843/


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