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Magna and Chongquing Trim Company form joint venture

JV to supply exterior components to Chinese market

SHANGHAI, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Magna International Inc., through its Magna Exteriors operating unit, and Chongquing Guangneng Rongneng Trim Co., Ltd., are pleased to announce the formation of a 50/50 joint-venture partnership. The newly formed JV, called Magna Guangneng Automotive Trim System (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd., will begin supplying the growing China automotive market through a new greenfield facility located in Hangzhou, China. The facility will assemble and sequence front-end modules (FEMs).

"Magna Exteriors recognizes Chongquing's strong presence in the China supply base, and, combined with our expertise, we anticipate a successful and collaborative team approach to support our customers," said Joe Pittel, Global President Magna Exteriors, Interiors and Seating. "Through this new strategic partnership with Chongquing, and in recognition of the growing China market, we are continuing to expand our presence in the region."

"Magna Exteriors is the established leader in the design and manufacture of automotive front-end modules, and we look forward to a long and productive relationship with Magna in China," stated Xu Guanglun, President of Chongquing Guangneng Rongneng Trim Co.

About Magna Exteriors
Magna Exteriors, an operating group of Magna International Inc., is a full-service global supplier of automotive exterior systems. We design, engineer and manufacture bumper fascia systems; exterior trim; modular systems; class A body panels; structural components; and under hood and underbody components for automotive, commercial truck, consumer, and industrial markets.

About Magna International
We are a leading global automotive supplier with 316 manufacturing operations and 84 product development, engineering and sales centres in 29 countries.  We have over 125,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.  Our product capabilities include producing body, chassis, interior, exterior, seating, powertrain, electronic, vision, closure and roof systems and modules, as well as complete vehicle engineering and contract manufacturing.  Our common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (MG) and the New York Stock Exchange (MGA).  For further information about Magna, visit our website at www.magna.com.

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