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Jeffrey Edwards Appointed Chairman of the Board of Cooper Standard

May 10, 2013

NOVI, Mich., May 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Board of Directors of Cooper-Standard Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: COSH), the parent company of Cooper Standard Automotive, a leading global supplier of automotive sealing, fuel and brake and fluid transfer systems, today announced that it has appointed the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeffrey S. Edwards, to also serve as chairman of the board of directors. Edwards succeeds James S. McElya as chairman. McElya retired as a director of the Company upon the completion of his term on May 9, 2013 and had earlier retired in October 2012 as the Company’s chief executive officer.

“Jeff’s appointment by the board to serve as chairman recognizes and will complement his impressive leadership as the Company’s chief executive officer,” said David J. Mastrocola, the lead director of the Company. “The board greatly appreciates Jim McElya’s long and distinguished service with Cooper Standard.”

About Cooper Standard

Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include sealing and trim, fuel and brake, fluid transfer, thermal and emissions and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs more than 22,000 people globally and operates in 19 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.cooperstandard.com.


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