Moody's Affirms Valeo's Ba1 Rating and Upgrades its Outlook From "Stable" to "Positive"

By Valeo, PRNE
Thursday, December 9, 2010

PARIS, December 10, 2010 - In a press release on 9 December 2010, Moody's Investors
Service affirmed Valeo's Ba1 rating and upgraded its outlook from "stable" to

Valeo is pleased to acknowledge this recognition of its improved
financial performance.

The Group's profitability having strongly progressed versus
the objectives of the strategic plan presented in the first quarter 2010,
Valeo will review its medium term outlook during an investors' day to be
organized in March 2011.

Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the
design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for
the automotive industry, mainly for CO2 emissions reduction. Valeo ranks
among the world's top automotive suppliers. The Group has 110 plants, 21
Research centers, 40 Development centers, 10 distribution platforms and
employs 57,300 people in 27 countries worldwide.

For more information about the Valeo Group and its activities,
please visit our web site

For additional information, please contact: Thierry Lacorre, Valeo Group Investor Relations Director, Tel: +33-1-40-55-20-39

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