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RANCHO® ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF THE POPULAR XRRA SERIES FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE SEASON

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RANCHO® ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF THE POPULAR XRRA SERIES FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE SEASON

MOAB, Utah, April 6, 2009 – Rancho® has announced its fifth year of sponsorship for the popular Xtreme Rock Racing Association (XRRA) circuit – an eminent series of off-road racing in the United States – and will continue as the “Official Suspension of Xtreme Rock Racing.”

“We’re very excited to be involved in XRRA for a fifth year,” said Bob Willis, Sales Manager, West Coast, Performance Products, Tenneco. “XRRA and Rancho share the same goal: to push the off-road community to a new level. XRRA provides Rancho with the perfect opportunity to test and build brand-new ground-breaking off-road products.”

The XRRA is the industry-leading Xtreme Off-Road Racing Organization offering Xtreme Rock Racing, Arena Rock Racing and other exciting Xtreme Off- Road Race events throughout the globe. The XRRA offers an intense mix of offroad racing – from short-course, wide-open jumps and banked turns to technicial lines that can be unforgiving – to make for non-stop action from the starting line to the checkered flag. The 2009 XRRA includes six events (three West events and three East events) and one National Championship.

“The XRRA is very pleased to continue our relationship with Rancho for a fifth consecutive year. Rancho’s support will progress the growth of Xtreme Off- Road Racing throughout the nation, and will allow the XRRA to expose Xtreme Rock Racing, Arena Rock Racing and Xtreme Off-Road Racing to thousands of new fans,” said XRRA President Jodi Weaver.

The popular XRRA series season opener is on April 11, 2009, in Moab, Utah, in conjunction with “Big Saturday at the Red Rock Raceway” during the Red Rock 4-Wheelers, Inc. Jeep Easter Safari. For more details, please visit www.XORRacing.com.

Rancho also will sponsor two drivers in the XRRA series: Rob Bonney and Bob Willis. Bonney, who finished second in the Western Division series of XRRA in 2008, will drive the classic orange Rancho- and 4Wheelers Supplyoutfitted rock buggy. Willis will compete in his four-seat Rancho rock buggy.

Rancho will continue to sponsor the XRRA/Rancho “Alter Your Ego” Contingency Award program. This program identifies the one competitor/team who has shown a high degree of sportsmanship, teamwork or great driving during each round of competition. Rancho will present this after every round of competition during 2009.

Rancho – one of the world’s most recognized brands of off-road suspension components and accessories – is manufactured and marketed by Tenneco Inc. (NYSE: TEN).

To learn more about Rancho products, please contact your Rancho retailer, visit www.GoRancho.com or write to: Rancho Suspension, 6925 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach, CA 90805. To locate your nearest Rancho authorized dealer, please use the “Dealer Locator” at www.GoRancho.com to generate a list of online and local retailer stores in your selected region.

Tenneco is a $5.9 billion manufacturing company with headquarters in Lake Forest, Illinois and approximately 21,000 employees worldwide. Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of emission control and ride control products and systems for the automotive original equipment market and the aftermarket. Tenneco markets its products principally under the Monroe®, Walker®, Gillet™ and Clevite® Elastomer brand names. ###