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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation [NYSE: LEA], a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, yesterday held a signing ceremony with Shanghai government officials to relocate Lear Asia’s corporate headquarters and its regional state-of-the-art Product and Technology Center to new locations in the Yangpu District.  The move underscores Lear’s strategic commitment to its manufacturing customers in China and Asia.


“With Lear’s established and growing business relationship with automotive manufacturers in Asia, we welcome this opportunity to highlight our vision for the future,” said Jay Kunkel, Lear president of Asia-Pacific operations.  “We are the world leader in luxury and performance automotive seating from components to the complete seat and we offer innovative electrical distribution systems products. This includes leading technology and products in high power applications for electric and hybrid vehicles and our Solid State Smart Junction BoxTM.”


Lear expects to occupy its new locations by February 2014 for its 600 Shanghai employees, which will continue as the regional headquarters overseeing Lear facilities throughout Asia and Australia.


Lear Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems.  The Company's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of approximately 113,000 employees located in 36 countries.  Lear's headquarters are in Southfield, Michigan, and Lear is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol [LEA].  Further information about Lear is available at  

Posted on 10/22/2013

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