Tenneco Inc. (ticker: TEN, exchange: New York Stock Exchange) News Release

May 8, 2009

LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS, MAY 8, 2009 – Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN) will hold its annual meeting of stockholders on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. CDT.  The meeting will be at the company’s corporate headquarters located at 500 North Field Drive, Lake Forest, Illinois.  Holders of common stock of record at the close of business on March 16, 2009 will be entitled to vote at the meeting or by proxy on the items of business as set forth in the proxy statement.

In addition to the formal business matters, Gregg Sherrill, Tenneco’s chairman and chief executive officer, will review financial results for the year ended December 31, 2008 and address the company’s 2009 strategic priorities.

To access Tenneco’s listen-only annual meeting webcast, go to the Investor Relations section under Events & Presentations of the company’s website, www.tenneco.com, at least 15 minutes prior to the meeting to register and download any necessary software.  The webcast will include an audio transmission of the proceedings and slides used in the speaker presentation.  Voting will not be available electronically through the webcast.

Tenneco is a $5.9 billion manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 21,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive original equipment market and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker®, Gillet™ and Clevite®Elastomer brand names.

Jane Ostrander
Investor/media inquiries
847 482-5607 

Jim Spangler
Media inquiries
847 482-5810