TRW Supplies Side and Curtain Airbags for Many 2007 Model Year Vehicles Earning NHTSA's Five-Star Side-Impact Crash Test Ratings


LIVONIA, Mich., May 16 // -- The 2007 model year could be called stellar for side-impact protection systems from TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE:TRW) - the global leader in active and passive safety systems. To date, 25 of the approximately 100 vehicles earning NHTSA's five- star rating in side-impact crash tests feature TRW side or curtain airbag systems.

The NHTSA side-collision impact crash tests measure the performance of the vehicle and restraint system in the event of a side-impact collision. Five stars is the highest rating a vehicle can achieve and indicates the least chance of serious injury.

"TRW offers world-class systems and components to its customers that are designed to help enhance the total occupant protection package," said Doug P. Campbell, vice president of occupant safety systems for TRW Automotive. "The fact that TRW supplies side-impact occupant protection systems to so many five-star rated models demonstrates our commitment to meeting our customers' overall safety needs and in helping develop the advanced safety systems of the future."

To learn more about side impact and curtain air bags and other TRW safety technologies visit the website at http://www.trwauto.com/

About TRW

With 2006 sales of $13.1 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, employs approximately 63,800 people in 26 countries. TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. All references to "TRW Automotive," "TRW" or the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated. TRW Automotive news is available on the Internet at http://www.trwauto.com/.

Source: TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

CONTACT: Manley Ford, +1-734-855-2616, or John Wilkerson,
+1-734-855-3864, both of TRW Automotive

Web site: http://www.trwauto.com/

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