Wagner Brake Engineers Explain Transition to Low- and Zero-Copper Brake Pads

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New Video at Highlights Science Behind
Wagner® ThermoQuiet® Low-Copper Technology

SOUTHFIELD, Michigan, May 12, 2014.Automotive service providers and other aftermarket professionals can learn more about the industry's transition to low- and zero-copper brake pads through a brief technical video now available on the Wagner® Brake brand's website, www.WagnerBrake.com. Wagner Brake is leading the industry's rapid transition to low-copper technology and provides a full line of highly advanced ceramic disc brake pads that comply with 2021 low-copper requirements.

The new video, featuring Federal-Mogul Product Development Manager Sarah Olson, explains the global implications of recent legislation mandating the dramatic reduction of copper and other potentially hazardous materials in original equipment and replacement brake pads. Olson is part of the engineering team that developed a broad portfolio of low- and zero-copper formulations.

In 2013, Wagner Brake introduced a full line of 2021-compliant Wagner ThermoQuiet® CeramicNXT replacement brake pads featuring the brand's exclusive OE21(TM) low-copper friction technology. In the OE market, more than one million vehicles by 2015 will be equipped with Federal-Mogul's (NASDAQ: FDML) low- or zero-copper pads.

"We continue to extend our leadership in low-copper technology with a number of first-to-market 2021-compliant brake pads for late-model vehicles," said Chris Battershell, director of braking, North America, Federal-Mogul Vehicle Components division. "As the market leader, we feel it is important not only to explain why low-copper legislation is affecting all parts and service providers, but also to detail the significant performance advantages of our new, compliant technology."

Testing has shown that Wagner ThermoQuiet brake pads featuring the OE21 formulations offer 15 percent more stopping power, are 35 percent quieter and provide up to 40 percent greater fade resistance than previous Wagner ceramic formulations. "These are the best ceramic formulations - in terms of overall braking performance - Wagner has ever developed," Battershell said.

To learn more about low- and zero-copper brake pads, please visit http://www.WagnerBrake.com. All trademarks are owned by Federal-Mogul Corporation or one or more of its subsidiaries in one or more countries.

About Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world's manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company's products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.

Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors. Federal-Mogul's Powertrain division designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications. Federal-Mogul's Vehicle Components division sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world's most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis, wipers and other vehicle components. The company's aftermarket brands include ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel® Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® steering and suspension parts; and Ferodo® and Wagner® brake products.

Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The company employs 44,300 people in 33 countries, and its worldwide headquarters is in Southfield, Michigan, United States. For more information, please visit www.federalmogul.com.

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