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Lear Corporation Announces New UK Seating Facility

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REDDITCH, England, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE:LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, today announced it will open a new just-in-time facility in the Coventry area.  The Company will initially hire more than 60 new employees to support Jaguar Land Rover's F-type launch in the first quarter of 2013.

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"I'm pleased to announce our new site that will open in the first quarter of 2013 at Lear's new Coventry location 1.5 miles north of Coventry city center," said Gideon Jewel, Lear President of Seating – Europe and Africa.  "We also welcome Prime Minister David Cameron on his visit today to our Redditch seating facility."

In addition to Redditch, Lear has several facilities in the UK including a technical center and offices in Coventry. Earlier this year Lear officially opened a foam-manufacturing plant for vehicles in Sunderland.     

About Lear
Lear Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive seating and electrical power management systems.  The Company's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of approximately 110,000 employees located in 36 countries. Lear's headquarters are in Southfield, Michigan, and Lear is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol (LEA).  Further information about Lear is available at lear.com.

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