2013 Summary Annual Report
One Bold Vision One Extraordinary Future

Pioneering global ideas for cleaner air, and smoother,
quieter and safer transportation.

Tenneco is an $8 billion global manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 26,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products and systems for automotive, commercial truck and off-highway original equipment markets and the aftermarket.

Financial Highlights

($ in millions except share and per share data) 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
Net sales and operating revenues $ 7,964 $ 7,363 $ 7,205 $ 5,937 $ 4,649 $ 5,916
Earnings (Loss) before interest expense,
       taxes and noncontrolling interests (EBIT)
$ 424 $ 428 $ 379 $ 281 $ 92 $ (3)
Depreciation and amortization $ 205 $ 205 $ 207 $ 216 $ 221 $ 222
EBITDA1 including
       noncontrolling interests
$ 629 $ 633 $ 586 $ 497 $ 313 $ 219
Net income (loss) attributed to
       Tenneco Inc.
$ 183 $ 275 $ 157 $ 39 $ (73) $ (415)
Earnings (Loss) per diluted share $ 2.97 $ 4.50 $ 2.55 $ 0.63 $ (1.50) $ (8.95)
Cash flow from operations $ 503 $ 365 $ 245 $ 244 $ 241 $ 160
Capital expenditures $ 254 $ 263 $ 218 $ 154 $ 118 $ 221
Average diluted shares outstanding 61,594,062 61,083,510 61,520,160 60,998,694 48,572,463 46,406,095
Total debt $ 1,102 $ 1,180 $ 1,224 $ 1,223 $ 1,220 $ 1,451
Total cash $ 280 $ 223 $ 214 $ 233 $ 167 $ 126
Debt net of cash balances $ 822 $ 957 $ 1,010 $ 990 $ 1,053 $ 1,325

1 EBITDA including noncontrolling interests represents income from continuing operations before interest expense, income taxes,
noncontrolling interests and depreciation and amortization. EBITDA including noncontrolling interests is not a calculation based upon generally accepted accounting principles. See Reconciliations in the Investor Relations section for more discussion.

2 Debt net of cash balances.

Hari Nair
Chief Operating Officer
Gregg Sherrill
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ken Trammell
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

To Our Shareholders

I am pleased to report an outstanding year for Tenneco in 2013, a year in which we not only delivered strong financial results but also announced a long-term vision and strategic direction that builds on our success, drives profitable growth and will take Tenneco into the future as the leading Clean Air and Ride Performance company.

One Bold Vision Early in the year, we made organizational changes to support our strategic direction and position Tenneco to achieve our vision for growth. We aligned our businesses along product lines by creating two global divisions, Clean Air and Ride Performance. This new structure creates a more focused approach for each product line, which allows us to capitalize on the strengths and opportunities unique to each while also beginning to drive greater integration across regions as we serve our global customer base.

Strategic Imperatives I am excited about the opportunities in both our Clean Air and Ride Performance businesses with each playing an important role in Tenneco’s future success. Our Clean Air growth opportunities are regulatory driven due to societal concerns and the demand for clean air. We are winning new business and new customers as emissions regulations in markets worldwide continue to take effect on light vehicles, commercial trucks, off-highway equipment and large engine applications. These new opportunities include additional content to meet stricter regulations, incremental business as regulations expand across a broader range of applications and opportunities in newly regulated regions.

Tenneco’s strategic vision provides a distinct focus for each of our product lines, and aligns the efforts of our 26,000 employees around the world.

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Tenneco’s strategic vision provides a distinct focus for each of our product lines, and aligns the efforts of our 26,000 employees around the world.

Our full suite of aftertreatment technologies meets the world’s toughest emissions regulations including the EPA Tier 4 final standards for off-highway applications.

Growth and Balance

Tenneco's distinct strategies for profitable growth in the Clean Air and Ride Performance divisions are achieving outstanding balance in terms of customers, end-markets, vehicle platforms and geographic regions.

Top 20 Customers

General Motors


Volkswagen Group




Fiat Chrysler



Tata Motors

First Auto Works


Changan Automobile

John Deere


PSA Peugeot Citroen

Advance Auto Parts


O'Reilly Auto Parts



Our strategy focuses on having the global regulatory expertise, a solid foundation in core sciences and the technology and application engineering know-how needed to develop cost-effective solutions for a broad range of applications. Between now and 2025, we anticipate the global emissions control market will nearly triple in size and our goal is to capture a significant share of that growth.

In Ride Performance, our strength is reflected in the 89 million conventional shock absorbers and struts we produced in 2013, more than any other manufacturer worldwide. Our strategies leverage this significant scale and build on our leading market positions through product cost leadership, superior functionality and with our advanced technology offerings. We anticipate realizing significant value as we continue to execute on our product cost leadership plans, which include operational improvements applied across the production of those 89 million shocks and struts. We also have a tremendous opportunity with our electronic ride control components and systems. We’re broadening our customer base for these products, which deliver superior driving experience using our most advanced ride control technologies.

Our Ride Performance business includes Tenneco’s global elastomer business with products sold under the well-known Clevite™ Elastomers and Axios™ brands. Our growth opportunities are in segments and applications that value high technology and full solutions, and in developing new uses for these products as part of other Ride Performance and Clean Air solutions.

Tenneco also benefits from having a strong global aftermarket business. Strategically, our priority is to leverage our powerful brands, such as Monroe®, our distribution network and sales and marketing expertise to maintain Tenneco’s market-leading positions while also expanding into new geographic regions.

We have a solid base to build on with our shocks and struts, elastomer and aftermarket strengths and I am pleased with the plans we have in place to unlock the full potential of our Ride Performance business.

The all-new chevrolet Corvette is the first vehicle to utilize Tenneco’s electronic valve technology for sound tuning. The valves are designed to work in concert with the vehicle’s Active Fuel Management system.

Tenneco introduced a new Scalable Architecture concept for advanced electronic suspension technologies that allows semi-active suspension systems to be easily scaled up to advanced and fully active applications.

Tenneco’s hydroelastic body mounts, suspension bushings and front and rear shock absorbers are featured on the Chevrolet Silverado 1500, named the North American Truck of the Year.

Regulatory Driven Growth

Commercial truck and off-highway applications represent Tenneco's fastest-growing business as emissions regulations expand across a broader range of vehicles. Tenneco offers a full suite of technologies for diesel aftertreatment, as well as ride performance systems including axle, cabin and seat damping and custom engineered elastomer solutions.

A Common Foundation Equally important to our success across the entire corporation is a common foundation of shared values, operational excellence and financial strength. These foundational elements enable us to meet our commitments to customers, employees and to our shareholders.

Shared Values Tenneco’s shared values capture the essence of who we are individually and collectively as a company. They define our behavior and the expectations we set for ourselves. At Tenneco, we place a great emphasis on our shared values, not only because working and living by these principles is the right thing to do, but I firmly believe they are the cornerstones of building and maintaining a strong and successful company.

Financial Strength Our 2013 financial results reflect the alignment of our global team around our growth opportunities and improvement initiatives as well as Tenneco’s outstanding balance across geographic regions, end-markets, customers and vehicle platforms. We delivered record high annual revenue of nearly $8 billion. Our global engineering and manufacturing footprint, advanced technology, and engineering capabilities continued to drive revenue growth in our light vehicle, commercial truck and off-highway equipment businesses. Light vehicle revenue rose eight percent year-over-year, outpacing global industry production. Commercial truck and off-highway business rose 18 percent for the year as we benefitted from the continued ramp-up of new business to meet new emissions regulations, particularly in the North America and Europe off-highway markets. Complementing our original equipment revenue growth was a solid revenue contribution from our global aftermarket business.

In 2013, we also delivered record high earnings and cash flow with adjusted EBIT of $502 million and cash flow from operations of $503 million. We continue to improve our balance sheet, which is stronger than ever as we achieved a new record low leverage ratio of 1.2x at the end of the year.

Our positive financial performance during 2013 sustains a pattern of profitable growth since the financial recession in 2008 and 2009, a trend we expect will continue. Our adjusted EBIT as a percent of value-added revenue increased to 8.2 percent, from 7.8 percent in 2012, driven by higher light vehicle volumes, an increase in commercial truck and off-highway revenues, higher global aftermarket sales and excellent operating performance.

Operational Excellence Operational excellence is at the heart of everything we do. Tenneco’s focus on our global manufacturing performance and driving consistency across our operations drives not only our financial results but also customer satisfaction.

When it comes to our manufacturing performance, safety and quality are our top priorities and we improved in both areas in 2013. Our Total Case Rate safety metric improved to its lowest level ever as we continue our relentless efforts to make Tenneco an injury-free workplace—the only acceptable working environment and our unwavering goal.

Our quality performance last year was also outstanding, demonstrating Tenneco’s commitment to our customers’ success. We had a best-ever parts per million (PPM) quality metric of 13. PPM is a key metric used by our customers to rate our performance and help guide their decisions on new business awards.

I am also proud of our excellence in launching programs. In 2013, we successfully launched 185 platforms with 65 customers worldwide. Another measure of how well we are meeting our customers’ expectations is the customer awards we receive. During the year, many of our customers including General Motors, Ford, John Deere, Toyota and Volvo recognized Tenneco for technology and innovation, quality and overall performance.

Geographic Balance

We serve our customers with an outstanding engineering and manufacturing footprint, which allows us to capture new growth opportunities around the world.

Another critical element to operational excellence is optimizing our global footprint to ensure we are operating where our customers want us to be and as efficiently as possible. This is an ongoing effort in a dynamic world where capacity must be efficiently added in high growth regions and adjusted where market conditions dictate such as in Europe.

One Bold Vision—One Extraordinary Future There has never been a more exciting time to be a part of Tenneco. We have an opportunity to build an extraordinary future on the fundamental strengths within each of our core businesses. These strengths include: a diverse customer base, technological leadership, a global manufacturing and engineering footprint, and alignment around the specific Clean Air and Ride Performance strategic imperatives. Underlying all of this is a strong culture grounded in our values. I speak for the entire global Tenneco team when I say that we have passion for this company; for turning our vision into reality; and for coming to work every day with enthusiasm, a desire to win and never losing sight of our commitment to serve our customers and to increase shareholder value.

I am proud of our 26,000 employees around the world who delivered excellent 2013 results and who are engaged in achieving our vision. I thank them for their efforts and I thank our shareholders, customers and suppliers for your confidence in Tenneco. I share that confidence and we are determined to build on everything we achieved in 2013.


Gregg Sherrill
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Tenneco Inc.

Tenneco's new manufacturing plant in Chakan near Pune, India uses the latest converter canning technology, robotic welding and assembly, and highly automated muffler manufacturing lines.

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At a Glance – Clean Air

2013 Sales $5,444 million
Top Five Customers
  • Ford Motor (OE)
  • General Motors (OE)
  • Daimler AG (OE)
  • Volkswagen Group (OE)
  • Toyota Motor (OE)
  • NAPA (AM)
  • Uni-Select (AM)
  • Advance Auto Parts (AM)
  • AutoZone (AM)
  • Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (AM)
Models* on 2013
Top Five Platforms
  • Ford Super Duty Gas/Diesel
  • Ford F-Series
  • Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra Heavy Duty Gas/Diesel
  • Chevy Malibu, Buick LaCrosse and Regal, Opel Insignia
  • Mercedes A/B Class
  • Additional content due to emissions regulations
  • Commercial truck and off-highway diesel aftertreatment
  • Large engine applications
  • Emerging markets
  • Customized sound attenuation
  • Growing number of vehicles on the road (AM)
  • Performance-product demand (AM)
  • Complete emissions control systems
  • Fabricated manifolds
  • Manifold-converter modules
  • Catalytic converters
  • Mufflers and resonators
  • Diesel particulate filter systems
  • Diesel vaporizer
  • T.R.U.E.-Clean®
  • Selective catalytic reduction
  • Urea dosing and XNOx™ injection systems
  • Exhaust heat exchangers
  • Exhaust isolators and hanging systems
  • Electric valve for low pressure EGR
  • Passenger car

  • Light truck

  • Commercial truck

  • Off-highway equipment
  • Locomotive, marine and stationary 

  • Motorbike 

  • Bus
Primary Competitors
  • Faurecia (OE)
  • Eberspacher (OE)
  • Magneti Marelli (OE)
  • Cummins Emissions Solutions (OE)
  • Bosch (OE)
  • Bosal (OE/AM)

  • AP Exhaust Products (AM)
  • MagnaFlow Exhaust Systems (AM)
  • Klarius Group (AM)

Original Equipment (OE) Aftermarket (AM)
*Representative models featuring Tenneco content

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At a Glance – Ride Performance

2013 Sales $2,520 million
Top Five Customers

  • General Motors (OE)
  • Ford Motor (OE)
  • Volkswagen Group (OE)
  • Renault (OE)
  • Daimler AG (OE)
  • NAPA (AM)
  • O’Reilly Auto Parts (AM)
  • Advance Auto Parts (AM)
  • Uni-Select (AM)
  • Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance (AM)
Models* on 2013
Top Five Platforms
  • Chevy Silverado, Tahoe and Suburban; GMC Sierra and Yukon 

  • Ford Focus, C-Max and Kuga; Mazda 3; Volvo S40

  • Buick LaCrosse and Regal, Opel Insignia, Chevy Malibu

  • Ford Fiesta and B-Max, Mazda 2

  • Renault Dacia and Logan
Market Opportunities

  • Vehicle stability and safety 

  • Electronic technologies 

  • New valve technologies

  • Modular assemblies

  • Emerging markets

  • Commercial trucks
  • Seat and cabin damping systems

  • Growing number of vehicles on the road (AM)
  • Unperformed maintenance (AM)
  • Premium mix expansion (AM)
  • Shocks and struts
  • Suspension bushings
  • Coil, air and leaf springs
  • Torque rods
  • Engine and body mounts
  • Suspension modules and systems
  • Control arms, bars and links
  • Cabin and axle dampers
  • Continuously Controlled Electronic Suspension systems
  • Anti-roll systems
  • Seat dampers
  • Performance shocks and struts (AM)
  • Suspension lift kits (AM)
  • Brake pads (AM)
  • Steering and suspension parts (AM)
  • Passenger car
  • Light truck
  • Commercial truck
  • Bus
  • Passenger rail
  • Golf car
  • Motorbike
  • Off-road recreational vehicle
  • Trailer (AM)
Primary Competitors
  • ZF Sachs (OE)
  • KYB (OE)
  • Magneti Marelli (OE/AM)

  • Beijing West Industries (OE)
  • Hitachi (OE)
  • Mando (OE)
  • KYB (AM)
  • ZF Sachs (AM)
  • Ride Control LLC (AM)

Original Equipment (OE) Aftermarket (AM)
*Representative models featuring Tenneco content

Board of Directors

Thomas C. Freyman1
Executive Vice President,
Finance and Chief
Financial Officer, Abbott

Dennis J. Letham1
Retired Executive Vice
President, Finance and
Chief Financial Officer,
Anixter International Inc.

Hari N. Nair
Chief Operating Officer,
Tenneco Inc.

Roger B. Porter2
IBM Professor of Business
and Government,
Harvard University

David B. Price, Jr.2
Chief Executive Officer
and President,
Birdet Price, LLC

Gregg M. Sherrill
Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer,
Tenneco Inc.

Paul T. Stecko2
Chairman of the Board,
Packaging Corporation
of America

Jane L. Warner1
Retired Executive Vice
Illinois Tool Works Inc.

1 Audit Committee 2 Compensation/Nominating/Governance Committee Highlighted numbers indicate committee chair.

Executive Management

Gregg Sherrill
Chief Executive Officer
Hari Nair
Chief Operating Officer
Josep Fornos
Executive Vice President
Ride Performance Division
Kenneth R. Trammell
Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer
Tim Jackson
Executive Vice President
Technology, Strategy and Business Development
Neal Yanos
Executive Vice President
Clean Air Division
Brent Bauer
Senior Vice President
General Manager
North America Clean Air Division
Michael Charlton
Senior Vice President
Global Manufacturing Development
Gregg A. Bolt
Senior Vice President
Global Human Resources and Administration
James Harrington
Senior Vice President
General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Marie Ffolkes
Vice President and General Manager
North America Ride Performance Division and
Global Elastomers
Guillermo Minuzzi
Vice President
Managing Director, South America
Alex Gelbcke
Vice President
General Manager, Europe Aftermarket
Enrique Orta
Vice President and General Manager
Europe Clean Air Division
Patrick Guo
Vice President
Managing Director, China
Sandro Paparelli
Vice President and General Manager
Europe Ride Performance Division
Jeff Jarrell
Vice President
Managing Director, Japan and Korea
Joseph Pomaranski
Vice President and General Manager
North America Aftermarket
Wolfgang Fries
Vice President
Human Resources Europe, South Amercia and India
Abhijit Mukherjee
Clean Air Division
Maritza Gibbons
Vice President
Strategic Planning and Business Development
Paul Novas
Vice President
H. William Haser
Vice President
Chief Information Officer
Jane Ostrander
Vice President
Global Communications
James Kujawski
Vice President, Controller
Ride Performance Division
Ben Patel
Vice President
Clean Air, Global Research & Development, Systems Integration
John Kunz
Vice President
Treasurer and Tax

Investor Relations

Stockholder Inquiries For stockholder services such as exchange of certificates, issuance of certificates, lost certificates, change of address, change in registered ownership or share balance, write, call or e-mail the company’s transfer agent:

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Shareowner Services
1110 Centre Point Curve
Mendota Heights, MN 55120
866.839.3259 (Toll Free)

Corporate Information Information about Tenneco Inc. is available on the company's web site www.tenneco.com, including the company's latest quarterly earnings press release and other company information.

Stock Listing Tenneco's common stock is listed under the ticker symbol TEN. TEN is traded primarily on the New York Stock Exchange and also on the Chicago Stock Exchange. As of February 21, 2014, there were approximately 17,016 stockholders of record of the company’s common stock, including brokers and other nominees, par value $0.01 per share.

Investor Inquiries Securities analysts, portfolio managers and representatives of financial institutions seeking information about the company should contact the Investor Relations department: 847.482.5162.

Safe Harbor Statement Please see the Safe Harbor Statement and Risk Factors in Item 1A in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and in our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Reconciliations In addition to the results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") included in this report, the company has provided information regarding certain non-GAAP financial measures. See Tenneco’s Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2013 Financial Results filed on Form 8-K on January 30, 2014 for a reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA*, EBITDA* to Adjusted EBITDA*, Net Debt/Adjusted EBITDA*, EBIT to Adjusted EBIT, and Adjusted EBIT as a percentage of Value-Add Revenue. We present debt net of cash balances because management believes it is a useful measure of our credit position and progress toward reducing leverage. The calculation is limited in that we may not always be able to use cash to repay debt on a dollar-per-dollar basis.

*including noncontrolling interests