The 30th Annual Gabelli
    Automotive Aftermarket Symposium




        Strategy Update and
       Key Operating Targets
...
Agenda


  “This is Lear” Video
  Strategy Update and Key Operating Targets
         Bob Rossiter, Chairman and CEO
  Fina...
Strategic Evolution*




                                                                                                 ...
Managing The Business
To Improve Product-Line Returns*

                                                                  ...
Improving Our Global Competitiveness*

     Strategically managing the business to improve individual
     product-line re...
Key Operating Targets**

      Achieve global sales growth (about 5% annually) and
      further diversify sales (target i...
Targeting Total Asian Sales
Growth Of About 25% Annually**
         Revenue in Asia and with                              ...
Innovative Product Solutions




                                  CORE DIMENSIONS STRATEGY

                      COMFORT...
Putting It All Together On BMW 3-Series . . .
                                            TV Receivers


                 ...
Financial Review
  and Outlook



                   10
Strong History Of Profitable Growth

Core Operating Earnings*
                                                            ...
First Nine Months 2006
Operating Earnings Improved

             Income Before Goodwill,
           Impairment Charge, Int...
First Nine Months 2006
Business Segment Results***
                                                                       ...
Margin Outlook For Core Businesses*



                              Global Seating margin profile expected to
           ...
Update on Interior Business

     Contributed substantially all of Lear’s European Interior
     business to International...
Preliminary 2007 Outlook
Key Lear Factors Turn Positive

       Definitive direction for Interior Business

       Further...
Preliminary 2007 Outlook
Assessment Of Key Financials*

   Assuming an industry production environment that is roughly
   ...
Q and A Session




                  18
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         ADVANCE RELENTLESSLY™

 LEA
Listed
                      www.lear.com...
Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to the results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally acce...
Non-GAAP Financial Information


Income before interest, other expense, income taxes,
impairments, restructuring costs and...
Non-GAAP Financial Information

                                                                      Nine Months Ended
  ...
Non-GAAP Financial Information

                                                                 Nine Months
     (in mill...
Non-GAAP Financial Information



                                                   Nine Months 2006                    N...
Forward-Looking Statements
 This presentation contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securi...
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  1. 1. The 30th Annual Gabelli Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Strategy Update and Key Operating Targets October 31, 2006
  2. 2. Agenda “This is Lear” Video Strategy Update and Key Operating Targets Bob Rossiter, Chairman and CEO Financial Review and Outlook Jim Vandenberghe, Vice Chairman and CFO Q and A Session 2
  3. 3. Strategic Evolution* Strategic Systems Supplier Partner Integrator More Product-Line Total Interior Focused and Seat Manufacturer Capability Globally Competitive 2006 and Forward 1994 - 1999 2000 - 2005 3 * Please see slide titled “Forward-Looking Statements” at the end of this presentation for further information.
  4. 4. Managing The Business To Improve Product-Line Returns* Strategic Focus Seating Improve Margins Electronic and Electrical Grow Profitably Interior Establish a New, More Sustainable Business Model 4 * Please see slide titled “Forward-Looking Statements” at the end of this presentation for further information.
  5. 5. Improving Our Global Competitiveness* Strategically managing the business to improve individual product-line returns Increasing emphasis on new product technology and innovation (Core Dimension Strategy) Continuously improving quality and customer satisfaction levels (Core Values) Successfully implementing global restructuring initiatives Leveraging global scale, expertise and common architecture strategy to deliver the best overall value Comprehensive Initiatives Being Implemented To Improve Future Competitiveness 5 * Please see slide titled “Forward-Looking Statements” at the end of this presentation for further information.
  6. 6. Key Operating Targets** Achieve global sales growth (about 5% annually) and further diversify sales (target is to grow total Asian sales* about 25% annually) Core Dimension Strategy – product focus; emphasis on technology Put in place a new, sustainable business model for Interior business Restore Seating margins to historical level (6.0% range) Improve Electronic and Electrical margins (7.5% range) Restore strong free cash flow levels, pay down debt and restore investment grade credit status * Total Asian sales target includes consolidated and non-consolidated sales. 6 ** Please see slide titled “Forward-Looking Statements” at the end of this presentation for further information. 6
  7. 7. Targeting Total Asian Sales Growth Of About 25% Annually** Revenue in Asia and with Lear’s Targeted Asian Manufacturers* Asian Sales by Major Market (in millions) Consolidated Non-consolidated China North ≈ $3,000 America $2,500 $2,200 Korea & $1,800 India $1,200 Europe Other Asia 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2010 Forecast Outlook Target Rapid Growth In Asian Sales Led By Expanding Relationships With Hyundai, Nissan And Toyota, As Well As Growth In Emerging Markets Such As China 7 * Total Asian sales target includes consolidated and non-consolidated sales. ** Please see slide titled “Forward-Looking Statements” at the end of this presentation for further information.
  8. 8. Innovative Product Solutions CORE DIMENSIONS STRATEGY COMFORT & SAFETY CONVENIENCE ENVIRONMENTAL CRAFTSMANSHIP COMMONIZATION INFOTAINMENT FLEXIBILITY • ProTecTM PLuS • ComforTecTM • Cushion Tilt 2nd • Lt. Weight • Sculpted Seat • Lear Flexible Seat • Premium Back Panel Technology Architecture Audio Row • Adaptive Front • Climate Seat Amplifier • Remote Release 2nd Light System • Soy Foam • Flat Flexible • Gateway Module • Fluid Power Motion Cable • Rear Seat Row Easy Entry • IntelliTireTM • Polyurethane • Passive Junction Entertainment • Passive Entry Foam • Seamless Box • Thin Profile Folding • Car2UTMTwo- Alternatives Airbag Cover • TV Receiver Rear • Car2UTM Way Remote Home • Smart Junction Analog • SmartFoldTM 3rd Keyless Entry Automation System • Battery • Trim Clip Box Monitoring Row • Immobilizer • Pneumatic Seat System • Insert Molded Carpet • Foam in Place • Integrated Seat • DC/AC 8 Head Impact Adjuster Module Inverters Countermeasure
  9. 9. Putting It All Together On BMW 3-Series . . . TV Receivers Sound Systems Lighting Power System Body Controller 23 Way Pinheader Terminals & Connectors for Wire Harness Premium Seating System Pre Safe Box with Power Fuse Advanced Front Lighting System 9 Jumper Start
  10. 10. Financial Review and Outlook 10
  11. 11. Strong History Of Profitable Growth Core Operating Earnings* $768 (in millions) Unfavorable volume / mix Adverse raw material costs $325 $170 1994 2004 2005 * Income (loss) before income taxes was $114.8 million, $550.2 million and $(1,187.2) million for 1994, 2004 and 2005, respectively. Core Operating Earnings represents income before interest, other expense, income taxes, impairments, restructuring costs 11 and other special items. Please see slides titled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” at the end of this presentation for further information.
  12. 12. First Nine Months 2006 Operating Earnings Improved Income Before Goodwill, Impairment Charge, Interest, Other Expense and Income Taxes* Core Operating Earnings** (in millions) (in millions) $267 $196 $186 $23 2005 2006 2005 2006 * Income (loss) before income taxes and cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle was $19.6 million and $(841.1) million in the nine months of 2006 and 2005, respectively. Please see slides titled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” at the end of this presentation for further information. 12 ** Core operating earnings represents income before interest, other expense, income taxes, impairments, restructuring costs and other special items. Please see slides titled “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information” at the end of this presentation for further information.
  13. 13. First Nine Months 2006 Business Segment Results*** Nine Months ($ in millions) 2006 2005 Seating Net Sales $ 8,721.6 $ 8,192.9 Segment Earnings* $ 423.0 $ 169.9 % of Sales 4.9 % 2.1 % Adjusted % of Sales** 5.2 % 2.7 % Electronic and Electrical Net Sales $ 2,257.6 $ 2,237.8 Segment Earnings* $ 107.6 $ 145.9 % of Sales 4.8 % 6.5 % Adjusted % of Sales** 5.7 % 7.4 % Interior Net Sales $ 2,579.2 $ 2,261.2 Segment Earnings* $ (149.6) $ (138.8) % of Sales (5.8) % (6.1) % Adjusted % of Sales** (5.0) % (2.1) % * Segment earnings represent income (loss) before goodwill impairment charge, interest, other expense and income taxes. Income (loss) before goodwill impairment charge, interest, other expense and income taxes for the Company was $196.2 million and $22.5 million for the nine months ended 9/30/06 and 10/01/05, respectively. ** Adjusted % of sales excludes impairments, restructuring costs and other special items of $69.7 million (Seating - $27.8, Electronic and Electrical - $22.0, Interior - $19.9) and $162.4 million (Seating - $50.6, Electronic and Electrical - $19.9, Interior - $91.9) for the nine months ended 09/30/06 and 10/01/05, respectively. *** Please see slides titled “Non-GAAP Financial Information” at the end of this presentation for further information. 13
  14. 14. Margin Outlook For Core Businesses* Global Seating margin profile expected to return to historical levels by 2008 . . . Supported by backlog sales, continued diversification (by customer and platform type), cost improvements, restructuring savings and a return to more normal launch levels Maintain Electronic and Electrical margin profile . . . Expanding low-cost sourcing and engineering, cost improvements, restructuring savings and product innovation 14 * Please see slide titled “Forward-Looking Statements” at the end of this presentation for further information.
  15. 15. Update on Interior Business Contributed substantially all of Lear’s European Interior business to International Automotive Components Group, LLC in return for a one-third equity stake: Creates a large [20 manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, with $1.2 billion in annual sales] and well capitalized enterprise Solid platform for improving ongoing operating efficiency and financial performance Continuing to work toward a new strategy for Lear’s North American Interior business Working Toward Definitive New Strategic Direction For North American Interior Business By Year End 15 * Please see slide titled “Forward-Looking Statements” at the end of this presentation for further information.
  16. 16. Preliminary 2007 Outlook Key Lear Factors Turn Positive Definitive direction for Interior Business Further customer and product segment diversification Continued earnings growth in Asia Increasing benefits from global restructuring actions Improved launch efficiency and lower launch-related costs Potential for moderation in commodity costs A Number Of Lear Factors Turn Positive In 2007 16 * Please see slide titled “Forward-Looking Statements” at the end of this presentation for further information.
  17. 17. Preliminary 2007 Outlook Assessment Of Key Financials* Assuming an industry production environment that is roughly in line with 2006, we see the following preliminary outlook for 2007. . . Within our core Seating, Electronic and Electrical businesses: Global new business of about $800 million, Seating margins continue to improve to the mid-5% level, excluding restructuring costs and other special items, Electronic and Electrical margins improve during the course of the year to the 5.5% to 6% range, also excluding restructuring costs and other special items Capital spending is expected to be in the range of $250 to $280 million, and Free cash flow turns solidly positive. 17 * Please see slide titled “Forward-Looking Statements” at the end of this presentation for further information.
  18. 18. Q and A Session 18
  19. 19. R R ADVANCE RELENTLESSLY™ LEA Listed www.lear.com NYSE
  20. 20. Non-GAAP Financial Information In addition to the results reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (“GAAP”) included throughout this presentation, the Company has provided information regarding certain non-GAAP financial measures. These measures include “income before goodwill impairment charge, interest, other expense and income taxes,” “income before interest, other expense, income taxes, impairments, restructuring costs and other special items” (core operating earnings) and “free cash flow.” Free cash flow represents net cash provided by operating activities before the net change in sold accounts receivable, less capital expenditures. The Company believes it is appropriate to exclude the net change in sold accounts receivable in the calculation of free cash flow since the sale of receivables may be viewed as a substitute for borrowing activity. Management believes that the non-GAAP financial measures used in this presentation are useful to both management and investors in their analysis of the Company’s financial position and results of operations. In particular, management believes that income before goodwill impairment charge, interest, other expense and income taxes and core operating earnings are useful measures in assessing the Company’s financial performance by excluding certain items that are not indicative of the Company’s core operating earnings or that may obscure trends useful in evaluating the Company’s continuing operating activities. Management also believes that these measures are useful to both management and investors in their analysis of the Company's results of operations and provide improved comparability between fiscal periods. Management believes that free cash flow is useful to both management and investors in their analysis of the Company’s ability to service and repay its debt. Further, management uses these non-GAAP financial measures for planning and forecasting in future periods. Income before goodwill impairment charge, interest, other expense and income taxes, core operating earnings and free cash flow should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for net income (loss), pretax income (loss), cash provided by operating activities or other income statement or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP or as measures of profitability or liquidity. In addition, the calculation of free cash flow does not reflect cash used to service debt and therefore, does not reflect funds available for investment or other discretionary uses. Also, these non-GAAP financial measures, as determined and presented by the Company, may not be comparable to related or similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Set forth on the following slides are reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP. Given the inherent uncertainty regarding special items and the net change in sold accounts receivable in any future period, a reconciliation of forward-looking financial measures is not feasible. The magnitude of these items, however, may be significant.
  21. 21. Non-GAAP Financial Information Income before interest, other expense, income taxes, impairments, restructuring costs and other special items 2005 2004 1994 (in millions) Income (loss) before provision for income taxes $ (1,187.2) $ 550.2 $ 114.8 Goodwill impairment charges 1,012.8 - - Interest expense 183.2 165.5 46.7 Other expense, net 96.6 52.7 8.1 Restructuring actions 106.3 - - Fixed asset impairment charges 82.3 - - Litigation charges 30.5 - - Income before interest, other expense, income taxes, impairments, restructuring costs and other special items (core operating earnings) $ 324.5 $ 768.4 $ 169.6
  22. 22. Non-GAAP Financial Information Nine Months Ended (in millions) Q3 2006 Q3 2005 Loss before income taxes and cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle $ (19.6) $ (841.1) Goodwill impairment charge 2.9 670.0 Interest expense 157.5 138.1 Other expense, net 55.4 55.5 Income before goodwill impairment charge, interest, other expense and income taxes $ 196.2 $ 22.5 Fixed asset impairment charges 9.2 73.8 Costs related to restructuring actions 61.6 59.2 Litigation charges - 30.5 Income before interest, other expense, income taxes, impairments, restructuring costs and other special items $ 267.0 $ 186.0 (core operating earnings)
  23. 23. Non-GAAP Financial Information Nine Months (in millions) 2006 2005 Seating $ 423.0 $ 169.9 Electronic and Electrical 107.6 145.9 Interior (149.6) (138.8) Segment earnings $ 381.0 $ 177.0 Corporate and geographic headquarters and elimination of intercompany activity (184.8) (154.5) Income before goodwill impairment charge, interest, other expense and income taxes $ 196.2 $ 22.5 Goodwill impairment charge 2.9 670.0 Interest expense 157.5 138.1 Other expense, net 55.4 55.5 Loss before income taxes and cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle $ (19.6) $ (841.1)
  24. 24. Non-GAAP Financial Information Nine Months 2006 Nine Months 2005 Electronic Electronic (in millions) Seating Electrical Interior Seating Electrical Interior Segment earnings $ 423.0 $ 107.6 $ (149.6) $ 169.9 $ 145.9 $ (138.8) Fixed asset impairment charges - - 9.2 - - 73.8 Costs related to restructuring actions 27.8 22.0 10.7 20.1 19.9 18.1 Litigation charges - - - 30.5 - - Adjusted segment earnings $ 450.8 $ 129.6 $ (129.7) $ 220.5 $ 165.8 $ (46.9)
  25. 25. Forward-Looking Statements This presentation contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding anticipated financial results and liquidity. Actual results may differ materially from anticipated results as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, general economic conditions in the markets in which the Company operates, including changes in interest rates or currency exchange rates, fluctuations in the production of vehicles for which the Company is a supplier, labor disputes involving the Company or its significant customers or suppliers or that otherwise affect the Company, the Company's ability to achieve cost reductions that offset or exceed customer-mandated selling price reductions, the outcome of customer productivity negotiations, the impact and timing of program launch costs, the costs and timing of facility closures, business realignment or similar actions, increases in the Company's warranty or product liability costs, risks associated with conducting business in foreign countries, competitive conditions impacting the Company's key customers and suppliers, raw material costs and availability, the Company's ability to mitigate the significant impact of increases in raw material, energy and commodity costs, the outcome of legal or regulatory proceedings to which the Company is or may become a party, unanticipated changes in cash flow, including the Company’s ability to align its vendor payment terms with those of its customers, the finalization of the Company's restructuring strategy, the outcome of various strategic alternatives being evaluated with respect to its North American Interior business and other risks described from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings. In particular, the Company’s financial outlook for 2006 and 2007 is based on several factors including, the Company’s current vehicle production and raw material pricing assumptions. The Company’s actual financial results could differ materially as a result of significant changes in these factors. The Company's previously announced private placement of common stock to affiliates of and funds managed by Carl C. Icahn is subject to certain conditions. No assurances can be given that the offering will be consummated on the terms contemplated or at all. The forward-looking statements in this presentation are made as of the date hereof, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update, amend or clarify them to reflect events, new information or circumstances occurring after the date hereof.

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