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Tenneco Automotive Third Quarter 2002 Earnings News Release and Conference Call

October 2, 2002

LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS, OCTOBER 2, 2002 - Tenneco Automotive (NYSE: TEN) plans to issue its third quarter 2002 earnings news release before the market opens on Tuesday, October 22, 2002, and hold a conference call that same day at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The purpose of the call is to discuss the company's results of operations for the last fiscal quarter, as well as other matters that may impact the company's outlook.

News Release:

Before the market opens on Tuesday, October 22, 2002
The news release will be sent by email and fax to the Tenneco Automotive investor distribution list and will be available on First Call, PRNewswire and this web site.

Conference Call:

Tuesday, October 22, 2002
The conference call will be hosted by Mark Frissora, chairman and CEO, and Mark McCollum, senior vice president and chief financial officer.


10:30 a.m. Eastern time
9:30 a.m. Central time
Dial in 10 minutes prior to start of the call

Phone Numbers:

888-809-8968 domestic
630-395-0038 international

Pass Code:

Tenneco Auto

Conference Leader:

Leslie Hunziker

Call Playback:

Available one hour following completion of the call on Tuesday, October 22, 2002 through 5:00 p.m., October 29, 2002.
Call 888-568-0422 domestic or 402-530-7957 international
Pass code: 8400

Web Site Broadcast:
For a "listen only" broadcast, go to the company's web site, and select the "live web cast" link. Please go to the web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of this call will also be available on Tenneco Automotive's web site.

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

Tenneco Automotive, Investor Relations
Leslie Hunziker