Tenneco Automotive announced that it has commenced a cash tender offer and consent solicitation for its $500,000,000 U.S. aggregate principal amount of 11-5/8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2009. Tenneco Automotive is launching this tender offer and consent solicitation as part of its transaction announced on April 16, 2004, designed to reduce the company’s leverage and annual interest expense. The offer will expire at 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Thursday, May 27, 2004, unless extended or earlier terminated. Holders tendering their notes will be required to consent to certain proposed amendments to the indenture governing the notes, which will, among other things, eliminate substantially all of the restrictive covenants, amend the satisfaction and discharge provisions and eliminate certain events of default provisions in the indenture. The consent solicitation will expire at 5:00 p.m. New York City time, on Thursday, May 13, 2004, unless extended or earlier terminated.