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National(R) Wheel End Components Introduces Premium Through-Hardened Roller Bearings for Heavy-Duty Trailers

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.--June 26, 2006--A new line of premium "through-hardened" heavy-duty tapered roller bearings for commercial trailers has been introduced by Federal-Mogul Corporation's (OTCBB:FDMLQ) aftermarket brand, National Wheel End Components. The national brand continues to be a leader in wheel end technology for light and commercial vehicle applications worldwide.

The new wheel bearings from National Wheel End Components are engineered to deliver increased strength and dimensional stability, ensuring longer service life in the most demanding heavy-duty operating environments. Each bearing combines best-in-class materials and ultra-precise design and manufacturing tolerances. These bearings are manufactured to deliver the exact fit, performance and durability preferred by today's fleets.

"In recent years commercial vehicle OEMs have shifted their preference to premium 'through-hardened' bearings. Although there are varying degrees of quality in today's market, premium 'through-hardened' bearings from respected suppliers like Federal-Mogul's National Wheel End Components are capable of exceeding industry requirements," said Wendell Hays, senior product manager, Federal-Mogul. "What's most important is that we have delivered a premium 'through-hardened' tapered roller bearing at a very attainable cost. We are justifiably proud of this new product offering."

Combined with OE-style crowned raceways and rollers, a high-strength steel cage and matched rollers, the new bearings offer customers the ideal combination of performance and dependability, according to Hays.

For more information regarding new "through-hardened" premium wheel bearings, please contact your National Wheel End Components supplier or write to: National Wheel End Components, 26555 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48034.

About Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul is a global supplier of automotive components, systems and modules serving the world's original equipment manufacturers and the global aftermarket. The company utilizes its engineering and materials expertise, proprietary technology, manufacturing skill, distribution flexibility and marketing power to deliver products, brands and services of value to its customers. Federal-Mogul is focused on global profitable growth to create value for and bring greater satisfaction to its customers, employees and stakeholders.

Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, the Company employs 42,000 people worldwide. Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899. The Company's principal customers include many of the world's foremost original equipment manufacturers of automotive, light commercial, heavy-duty truck, agricultural, marine, rail and industrial vehicles and equipment as well as the worldwide aftermarket. Federal-Mogul's aftermarket products are sold under a variety of power brands, including but not limited to, AE(R) engine products, ANCO(R) wipers, Champion(R) spark plugs and wipers, Fel-Pro(R) gaskets, Ferodo(R) brake pads, Glyco(R) bearings, Goetze(R) piston rings, Moog(R) chassis products, National(R) wheel-end components, Nural(R) pistons, Payen(R) gaskets, Sealed Power(R) engine products and Wagner(R) lighting and brake products.

For more information on Federal-Mogul, visit the company's Web site at

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