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Cooper Standard Appoints Kleabir to Vice President, Internal Audit and Compliance

NOVI, Mich.Oct. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooper Standard (NYSE: CPS) today announced the appointment of Annemarie Kleabir to vice president, internal audit and compliance, effective October 2. She replaces Peter Brusate who was recently promoted to vice president, corporate controller and chief accounting officer of Cooper Standard.

In this position, Kleabir will provide leadership, strategy and planning for all of Cooper Standard's global internal audit and compliance activities, including its global Sarbanes-Oxley program Based at the Company's world headquarters in Novi, Kleabir will report to Jonathan Banas, executive vice president and chief financial officer.

"Annemarie brings 27 years of global and diverse experience in accounting and financial management to our team and we are excited to welcome her on board," said Banas. "With extensive experience and a proven track record, she adds further depth to our world-class finance organization. Her overall expertise will be instrumental in supporting Cooper Standard's continued growth."

Prior to joining Cooper Standard, Kleabir served as controller and chief accounting officer at Detroit-based Rock Ventures LLC, an organization which serves and connects a family owned portfolio of more than 100 companies. In this role, she led the accounting and reporting functions, as well as managed treasury operations. Kleabir also assisted multiple start-up companies in setting up the organization and establishing accounting and reporting operations.

From 2009 to 2014, she served as senior manager, advisory services at Deloitte & Touche LLP. From 1998 to 2009, Kleabir held a number of roles with increasing responsibility at Chrysler (now Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), most recently serving as senior manager, special accounting operations. Kleabir started her career at Ernst & Young LLP, advancing to the role of senior manager, audit.

Kleabir is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting and finance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a Master of Science degree in finance from Walsh College in Troy, Mich.

About Cooper Standard

Cooper Standard, headquartered in Novi, Mich., is a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry. Products include rubber and plastic sealing, fuel and brake lines, fluid transfer hoses and anti-vibration systems. Cooper Standard employs approximately 30,000 people globally and operates in 20 countries around the world. For more information, please visit www.cooperstandard.com.


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Sharon S. Wenzl


Cooper Standard


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