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WABCO's Technology Leadership in AMT Valve Technology Will Offer Multiple Benefits to its Client

As per the agreement, WABCO will support future series production as the sole supplier, primarily in Europe and South America. Further differentiated by its global infrastructure, the Company provides production and supply chain capabilities that are in close proximity to the sites where this major customer plans their new gearbox and transmissions to be produced. WABCO's technology leadership in AMT valve technology will offer multiple benefits to its client, including a reduction in fuel costs and increased safety and driver comfort.

WABCO Extended AMT Supply Agreement with Daimler Trucks in 2017

In June 2017, Daimler Trucks, the world's largest manufacturer of trucks over six tons, extended its long-term supply agreement with WABCO for new heavy-duty AMT control technology to support its series production mainly in Europe, North America, Japan, and South America. This contract with Daimler Trucks extended WABCO's existing AMT supply agreement, while also expanding its volume.

WABCO's AMT Technology

AMT technology enables efficient, cost-effective automatic shift of gears and controls clutch actuation for commercial vehicles. Additionally, this advancement can improve fuel savings by up to 3% through optimized gear shifting. WABCO AMT solutions also differentiate through reduced component weight, more compact design and simplified assembly processes, resulting in lower manufacturing and installation costs. This technology can operate in high temperature conditions. With AMT, vehicle operators can reduce mechanical wear on gearboxes, lower maintenance costs, and decrease vehicle downtime, and also enable drivers to focus further attention on road and traffic conditions, resulting in increased comfort and safety.

WABCO Recently Made Strategic Investment in Advancing Electric Commercial Vehicle Sector

On December 20, 2017, WABCO made a $10 million strategic investment in Nikola Motor Company, a leader in the design and manufacturing of hydrogen-electric vehicles, vehicle components, energy storage systems, and electric vehicle drivetrains headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah (USA). The transaction demonstrated WABCO's commitment to advance the development of electric and highly automated commercial vehicles in North America and around the globe. WABCO and Nikola also signed an agreement to accelerate the development of industry-leading safety technologies specifically designed for electric commercial vehicles, including electronic braking systems (EBS) as well as traction and stability control technologies.

About WABCO Holdings Inc.

Founded in 1869, WABCO Holdings is a leading global supplier of technologies and services that improve the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles. The Company continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations for advanced driver assistance, braking, stability control, suspension, transmission automation, and aerodynamics. Headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, WABCO has 13,000 employees in 40 countries.

Stock Performance Snapshot

January 12, 2018 - At Friday's closing bell, WABCO Holdings' stock rose 1.51%, ending the trading session at $155.02.

Volume traded for the day: 222.90 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 6.90%; previous three-month period – up 4.32%; past twelve-month period – up 45.35%; and year-to-date - up 8.03%

After last Friday's close, WABCO Holdings' market cap was at $8.32 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 28.04.

The stock is part of the Consumer Goods sector, categorized under the Auto Parts industry. This sector was up 0.3% at the end of the session.

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