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Tenneco Automotive Named as a 2001 Vendor of the Year by Advance Autoparts

April 19, 2002

LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS, APRIL 19, 2002 - Tenneco Automotive (NYSE: TEN) has been awarded one of the 2001 Advance AutoParts Vendor of the Year awards, recognizing the company as a top performing supplier to Advance during the past year.

Advance AutoParts, the second largest retailer in the United States, annually selects among hundreds of its suppliers Vendor of the Year recipients based on outstanding service, product quality, and customer support. Tenneco Automotive also won a top vendor award in 2000.

"We are extremely proud to once again be recognized by Advance AutoParts as a Vendor of the Year, which reflects our commitment to providing customers with exceptional brands, premium products and outstanding customer service," said Dave Gabriel, Tenneco Automotive’s senior vice president and general manager, North America aftermarket. "This award represents our efforts to know our customers’ businesses and help ensure their success through our products and services."

Tenneco Automotive, a global aftermarket supplier, provides ride control and emission control components to Advance AutoParts locations throughout the United States. The company’s products are sold under the Monroe® and Walker® brand names. Advance AutoParts retails under the well-know names of Advance, Western Auto and Discount Auto Parts.

Tenneco Automotive is a $3.4 billion manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Ill., and 21,600 employees worldwide. Tenneco Automotive is one of the world's largest producers and marketers of ride control and exhaust systems and products, which are sold under the Monroe® and Walker® global brand names. Among its products are Sensa-Trac® and Reflex™ shocks and struts, Rancho® shock absorbers, Walker® Quiet-Flow™ mufflers and DynoMax™ performance exhaust products, and Monroe® Clevite™ vibration control components.

Tenneco Automotive, Media Relations
Jane Ostrander
(1) 847 482 5607

Tenneco Automotive, Investor Relations
Leslie Hunziker
(1) 847 482 5042