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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating, electrical distribution systems and electronic products announced today that William Mattingly has been appointed vice president - Engineering, Global Electrical and Electronics, effective August 1, 2008.

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In his new role, Mattingly will report to Ray Scott, president of Lear's Global Electrical and Electronics business, and will be responsible for global engineering, including new product innovation, product development and on-going technical support of Lear's electrical and electronics portfolio. Bill also will lead Lear's new global Center of Excellence for hybrid electric and high-voltage power systems located on the Company's Southfield Campus, as well as the globalization of wireless products, terminals and connectors and smart junction box technology.

Prior to his current position, Mattingly, age 46, was vice president of Electrical/Electronics Engineering Core at Chrysler LLC, a position he has held since 2003. Mattingly's career at Chrysler spanned 25 years, during which time he held various engineering management positions.

"A priority for Lear is to expand its presence in the global automotive Electrical and Electronics segment," said Ray Scott. "To support our growth and margin improvement objectives, we need world-class engineering support to execute our plan. I am extremely pleased to welcome someone with Bill's industry knowledge and experience in automotive electronics to lead Lear's global electrical and electronics engineering team in developing and designing innovative solutions for this rapidly expanding product segment."

Mattingly earned both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering from Oakland University in Rochester, Mich. Additionally, he earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. He is a member of the Engineering Advisory Board at Oakland University and a board member of MB Tech America in Troy, Mich.

Lear Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of automotive seating systems, electrical distribution systems and electronics products. The Company's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of 91,000 employees at 215 facilities in 35 countries. Lear's headquarters are in Southfield, Michigan. Lear is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol [LEA]. Further information about Lear is available on the Internet at .

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Posted on 7/31/2008

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