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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) a leading global supplier of automotive seating systems, electrical distribution systems and electronic products, today announced the appointments of Terrence B. Larkin to senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary and Wendy L. Foss to vice president, corporate controller and chief compliance officer.

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Larkin will assume responsibility for Lear's legal and regulatory matters globally, effective January 1, 2008. He will report to Daniel Ninivaggi, executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

Larkin joins Lear from Bodman LLP where he served as a partner since 1986 and chairman of the firm's Business Law Practice Group. During his tenure with Bodman, he focused on general corporate and transactional matters, with a particular expertise in supporting clients in the automotive industry. He is a board member of the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, an advisory board member of the Detroit Regional Economic Partnership, a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Association and general counsel for the Better Business Bureau for Detroit /Eastern Michigan region.

"We are very fortunate to have someone with Terry's deep legal experience and sound business judgment join the Lear team," said Ninivaggi. "He brings a wealth of legal expertise, particularly in the areas of corporate and transactional matters, and coupled with the solid automotive perspective he brings to this position, will be a welcome addition to our senior management team."

In her new role, Foss will assume the responsibilities of the corporate controller function in addition to her existing positions as vice president and chief compliance officer. Her appointment as controller is effective immediately and she will report to senior vice president and chief financial officer Matt Simoncini for finance matters.

"Wendy has demonstrated leadership abilities in a number of key finance positions with Lear and her appointment as controller is well deserved," said Simoncini. "I look forward to her future contributions toward the success of Lear in this extremely important role."

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 more than 90,000 employees at 236 locations in 33 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 on the Internet at .

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Posted on 11/20/2007

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