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WABCO Announces Multi-Year, Sole-Supplier Contract with Major Commercial Vehicle Maker to Supply New Air Disc Brakes for Medium Duty Trucks in Europe

(PresseBox) (Brussels, Belgium, ) WABCO Holdings Inc.( http://www.wabco-auto.com/)(NYSE: WBC), a global technology leader and tierone supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that the company has entered into a long term agreement with a global manufacturer of commercial vehicles headquartered in Europe to supply WABCO's most advanced, new generation air disc brakes(http://www.wabco-auto.com/en/products_wabco/actuators_foundation_brakes/air_disc_brake_new_generation) for medium duty trucks starting in 2013 for series production in Europe.

WABCO's new contract with one of the world's largest manufacturers of commercial vehicles is on a sole supplier basis for 17- and 19inch brake applications for medium duty trucks. It substantially extends WABCO's existing agreement to supply braking technology for medium duty trucks.

WABCO's new generation of air disc brakes innovatively combines proven single piston technology in a superbly engineered light weight design, which means improved reliability and optimal performance in a compact design while increasing vehicle efficiency. Building on the track record of WABCO's industryleading pneumatic single piston air disc brake range, the company's new generation of air disc brake products enables increased payload by helping to reduce the truck's overall weight.

"WABCO's new generation of air disc brakes powerfully demonstrates our continuous innovation in commercial vehicle braking technology as we advance vehicle safety and improve vehicle performance and efficiency while increasing environmental sustainability," said Nikhil Varty, WABCO Vice President, Compression and Braking. "This substantial new supply agreement with an existing major customer further strengthens our technology leadership and contributes to our market growth in Europe."

About WABCO Fahrzeugsysteme GmbH

WABCO Vehicle Control Systems (NYSE: WBC) is a leading supplier of safety and control systems for commercial vehicles. For over 140 years, WABCO has pioneered breakthrough electronic, mechanical and mechatronic technologies for braking, stability, and transmission automation systems supplied to the world's leading commercial truck, trailer, and bus manufacturers. With sales of $1.5 billion in 2009, WABCO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. For more information, visit www.wabco-auto.com

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