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

May 6, 2004


Company Recognized for Supplying Exhaust Systems in Europe

LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS, MAY 6, 2004 - Tenneco Automotive (NYSE: TEN) received Ford Motor Company's Silver World Excellence Award for its superior performance in 2003.

The World Excellence Awards provide annual recognition based on quality, cost and delivery performance. Forty-two suppliers from 16 countries won awards in various categories.

"For achieving the highest level of performance, we gratefully recognize Tenneco Automotive for its exceptional contributions and efforts," said Tony Brown, Ford Vice President, Global Purchasing.

Tenneco Automotive received the Silver World Excellence Award for supplying Ford with exhaust systems from its Just-In-Time manufacturing facility at Saarlouis, Germany. The Silver Excellence Award recognizes suppliers that excel in quality, delivery and cost.

"We are honored to be recognized as one of Ford's top suppliers in 2003," said Mark P. Frissora, chairman and CEO, Tenneco Automotive. "This reward reflects our dedication to meeting customer expectations with an intense focus on quality, product innovation and technology-driven manufacturing solutions."

Tenneco Automotive is a $3.8 billion manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 19,200 employees worldwide. Tenneco Automotive 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 Automotive markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker®, Gillet® and Clevite® Elastomer brand names. Among its products are Sensa-Trac® and Monroe Reflex® shocks and struts, Rancho® shock absorbers, Walker® Quiet-Flow® mufflers, Dynomax® performance exhaust products, and Clevite® Elastomer noise, vibration and harshness control components.

Tenneco Automotive, Media Relations
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