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PRNewswire-FirstCall
SOUTHFIELD, Mich.
(NYSE:LEA)

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) supplies content on all of the category winners for best overall interior recognized during the 13th annual Auto Interiors Show at Detroit's Cobo Center last week. Selection was based on overall styling, functionality, quality, fit and finish, convenience and special features.

In voting by the industry-at-large, GM's Pontiac Solstice won Best Popular-Priced Car interior with seats, instrument panel and door panels supplied by Lear. The Chevy HHR won for Best Popular-Priced CUV interior and boasts an instrument panel, overhead system and garnish by Lear. The Subaru B9 Tribeca won for Best Premium-Priced CUV and includes Lear seat frames. The Best Popular-Priced Truck interior went to the Chevy Tahoe and best interior of a Premium-Priced Truck went to the Cadillac Escalade, both of which feature Lear's innovative seating systems and door panels. The Best Premium-Priced Car Interior went to Ford for the Lincoln Zephyr with seating systems provided by Lear.

"Lear congratulates Ford, General Motors and Subaru for winning entries in the best overall interior category," said Bob Rossiter, Lear Chairman and CEO. "We are proud to serve as their partner in supplying interior content on this year's winning vehicles."

Sponsored by Ward's Auto World magazine, the Auto Interiors Show is presented by Ward's Automotive Group and is the industry's leading trade show and conference for vehicle interiors. It spotlights the latest innovations in vehicle technology and design to help suppliers respond to increasing OEM demands and changing consumer preferences. It also features exhibits of leading suppliers who showcase trendsetting products and materials with a view to the future of vehicle interiors.

Lear Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of automotive interior systems and components. Lear provides complete seat systems, electronic products and electrical distribution systems and other interior products. With annual net sales of $17.1 billion, Lear ranks #127 among the Fortune 500. The Company's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of 115,000 employees at 282 locations in 34 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 http://www.lear.com/ .

SOURCE: Lear Corporation

CONTACT: Investor Relations: Mel Stephens, +1-248-447-1624, or Media:
Andrea Puchalsky, +1-248-447-1651, both of Lear Corporation

Web site: http://www.lear.com/

Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/518304.html

Posted on 6/12/2006

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