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First Chinese Vehicle Platform To Earn Euro NCAP Five Star Rating Features TRW Safety Technology

LIVONIA, Mich., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) today announced that it is launching a host of safety features on the new Qoros 3 Sedan – the first international brand headquartered in China to have been awarded a Euro NCAP five star rating.

TRW is a key partner involved in supporting Qoros in its vehicle development program.  It helped to develop the full passive safety system, supplying airbags (including side and curtain), seat belts, steering wheel and safety electronics, and on the active safety side it also assisted in developing and supplying electronic stability control, anti-lock braking and foundation brake systems.

Peter Lake, TRW executive vice president, sales and business development, said: "Being a partner to Qoros during the development of its first series production car, which has received top Euro NCAP scores, underlines our commitment to help automakers produce safer vehicles for consumers across all markets worldwide. This is an excellent accreditation which reinforces the high standards set by Qoros during its vehicle development and manufacturing program. We are proud to be one of its safety partners."

Euro NCAP conducts crash tests and provides consumers with an independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. It assesses new vehicles in four categories: Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), Child Occupant Protection (COP), Pedestrian Protection (PP) and Safety Assist (SA). Euro NCAP has rapidly become a catalyst for encouraging significant safety improvements on car platforms being sold across the continent.

About TRW

With 2012 sales of $16.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 25 countries and employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide.  TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services.  All references to "TRW Automotive", "TRW" or the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated.  TRW Automotive news is available on the internet at

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains statements that are not statements of historical fact, but instead are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.  All forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements, including those set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 (our "Form 10-K") and our Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended March 29 and June 28, 2013, such as: any developments related to antitrust investigations adversely affecting our financial condition, results, cash flows or reputation; the loss of any of our largest customers or the loss of a significant amount of their business materially adversely affecting us; economic conditions adversely affecting our business, results or the viability of our supply base; the unsuccessful implementation of our current expansion efforts adversely impacting our business or results; any shortage of supplies causing a production disruption for any customers or us; strengthening of the U.S. dollar and other foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations impacting our results; risks associated with non-U.S. operations, including economic and political uncertainty in some regions, adversely affecting our business, results or financial condition; any inability to protect our intellectual property rights adversely affecting our business or our competitive position; commodity inflationary pressures adversely affecting our profitability or supply base; pricing pressures from our customers adversely affecting our profitability; costs of product liability, warranty and recall claims and efforts by customers to adversely alter contract terms and conditions concerning warranty and recall participation; costs  or adverse effects on our business, reputation and results from governmental regulations; costs or liabilities relating to environmental, health and safety regulations adversely affecting our results; work stoppages or other labor issues at our facilities or at the facilities of our customers or those in our supply chain adversely affecting our business or results; any disruption in our information technology systems adversely impacting our business and operations; and other risks and uncertainties set forth in our Form 10-K and in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any update or revision to any of the forward-looking statements.

SOURCE TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

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