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Wabash National Corporation Announces Board of Directors Appointment


March 29, 2011 - Lafayette, IN

Wabash National Corporation (NYSE: WNC) announces the appointment of Mr. John E. Kunz to the Company's Board of Directors and to the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Mr. Kunz is the Vice President - Treasurer and Tax of Tenneco Inc., a global manufacturer of automotive emission control and ride control systems. In this role, which he has held since July 2006, Mr. Kunz oversees Tenneco's treasury and tax activities in over 30 countries, including all of its equity and debt financing transactions, and participates in the management and implementation of its strategic growth plans.

Commenting on this appointment, Dr. Martin C. Jischke, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company, said, "We are pleased to welcome John to the Board of Directors of Wabash National Corporation. John brings to the Company twenty-five years of financial expertise and an in-depth knowledge of capital structure. He is an exceptional addition to the Board and an excellent choice to represent the Company's stockholders. We look forward to his contributions."

The appointment of Mr. Kunz brings Wabash National Corporation's Board to seven members. With the exception of the Company's Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Richard J. Giromini, the directors qualify as independent directors under the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange, Inc. and the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines. All of the Board of Director committees continue to be comprised of only independent directors.

About Wabash National
Headquartered in Lafayette, Ind., Wabash National® Corporation (NYSE: WNC) is one of the leading manufacturers of semi trailers in North America. Established in 1985, the company specializes in the design and production of dry freight vans, refrigerated vans, flatbed trailers, drop deck trailers, dump trailers, truck bodies and intermodal equipment. Its innovative core products are sold under the DuraPlate®, ArcticLite®, Eagle® and Benson® brand names. The company operates two wholly-owned subsidiaries: Transcraft® Corporation, a manufacturer of flatbed, drop deck and dump trailers and truck bodies; and Wabash National Trailer Centers, trailer service centers and retail distributors of new and used trailers and aftermarket parts throughout the U.S.

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