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Dana Earns Ford's Highest Supplier Honor

Company Recognized with Gold World Excellence Award

MAUMEE, Ohio,, May 3 — (PRNewswire) — Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it has earned Ford Motor Company's Gold World Excellence Award – the automaker's highest quality honor – for its work on the Ford Ranger compact pickup truck.

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Specifically recognized was Dana's Montevideo, Uruguay, operation, which assembles Spicer® rear axles and ships them to Ford's facility in nearby Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dana's Montevideo facility was named a certified Ford Q1 Preferred Quality Supplier in February 2008 and since that time has delivered manufacturing quality of zero parts per million (ppm).  The Q1 certification is given to suppliers that achieve exemplary customer satisfaction while meeting the highest requirements in quality, reliability, material management, and engineering services.

"Ford is a valued customer; it is our largest and one of our first.  But we must renew our commitment to total quality every day," said Jim Sweetnam, Dana president and CEO.  "We are honored to be recognized with this award, which speaks to the clear commitment to high quality by all of our employees worldwide."

The 12th annual Ford World Excellence Awards were presented April 22 to suppliers that have exceeded Ford's highest standards in cost, quality, technology, and delivery, while embracing the ONE Ford mindset and helping the company deliver products with an unparalleled standard of excellence.

Tony Brown, Ford group vice president, Global Purchasing, said, "We congratulate the supplier winners of the 2009 World Excellence Awards.  Your commitment to pursuing the highest standards of excellence for technology, quality, and cost distinguish your company as a valued member of the ONE Ford team.  We are not able to reach our ONE Ford goal – delivering profitable growth for all – without your important contributions."

Dana was one of 13 Gold Award recipients and one of only two to earn gold in the Powertrain category.

About Dana Holding Corporation

Dana is a world leader in the supply of axles, driveshafts, sealing and thermal products, and genuine service parts.  The company's customer base includes virtually every major vehicle manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off-highway markets.  Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs approximately 21,500 people in 26 countries and reported 2009 sales of $5.2 billion.  For more information, please visit www.dana.com.

SOURCE Dana Holding Corporation

Dana Holding Corporation
Ford Motor Company's Gold World Excellence Award
Jeff Cole
Phone: +1-419-887-3535
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Investor Contact: Craig Barber
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Web: http://www.dana.com