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Tenneco Honored With Ford's 2006 World Excellence Award

April 24, 2007
Company recognized for exemplary performance as global supplier

LAKE FOREST, ILLINOIS, APRIL 24, 2007 – Tenneco Inc. (NYSE:TEN) received Ford Motor Company’s Silver World Excellence Award, recognizing the company as one of its top global suppliers for 2006. The award was announced April 17, 2007 at the ninth annual event at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit.

"We appreciate the contributions that these award-winning suppliers have made to Ford Motor Company, and applaud them for their hard work and dedication," said Tony (Thomas K.) Brown, senior vice president, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company. "Their efforts have positively impacted customer satisfaction."

The World Excellence Award is given to 55 of Ford’s global suppliers for their exemplary performance in 2006. It is given to suppliers who not only achieve the highest levels of quality and delivery, but also recognize diverse cultures, values, and ideas of their thousands of employees. Tenneco was one of 34 recipients of the Silver Award, which honors quality, cost and delivery. Tenneco won for its quality, cost and delivery in supplying exhaust systems made in the Valencia, Spain emissions control facility.

"It is an honor to receive the Ford World Excellence Award again, as we are committed to providing our customers with innovative technologies and quality products and services," said Gregg Sherrill, chairman and CEO, Tenneco. "We thank Ford for recognizing our efforts to meet its highest standards."

Tenneco is a $4.7 billion manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 19,000 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.

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