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Lear Corporation earns Fiat Qualitas award

    Sulzbach, Germany (ots-PRNewswire) - Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA)
has been honoured with Fiat Auto SpA's Qualitas Award for its
proactive customer response approach.  The award recognises Lear's
customer focus and teamwork with Fiat, including the excellent
communications effort between the two  companies that led to new and
creative customer cost-savings proposals.
    
    Fiat's coveted Qualitas Award is given to select suppliers once a
year. Lear's award was presented by Roberto Testore, Chief Executive
Officer of Fiat Auto, at a recent ceremony hosted by Fiat in Turin,
Italy.  Lear has been a significant supplier of interior systems for
all Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia models since 1995.
    
    "We are honoured to receive this award from Fiat, especially since
it is a reflection of Lear's continuous effort to make customer
satisfaction our top priority," said Bob Rossiter, President and
Chief Executive Officer of Lear Corporation.
    
    Earlier this year, Lear's GM/Fiat Division introduced a new method
of communicating with customers that incorporates cross-functional
input into all inquiries.  The new approach encourages innovative and
best-practice proposals that will result in greater customer
satisfaction.  Both Lear and Fiat have achieved notable cost savings,
and proposals promising several million dollars worth of savings are
being forecasted.
    
    "We are very proud of this achievement," said Frank Orsini,
President of Lear's Fiat Division, upon accepting the award.  "This
prestigious supplier award represents a significant milestone in our
relationship with Fiat Auto."
    
    Lear Corporation, a Fortune 150 company headquartered in
Southfield, Michigan, USA, focuses on automotive interiors and
electronics and is the world's fifth-largest automotive supplier.
Sales in 1999 were $12.4 billion.  The company's world-class products
are designed, engineered and manufactured by more than 120,000
employees in over 300 facilities located in 33 countries. Information
about Lear and its products is available on the Internet at
http://www.lear.com
    
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