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BURR RIDGE, ILL., - (March 23, 2009) - CNH Global N.V. today announced that at its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, held Friday in The Netherlands, shareholders adopted the Company's annual accounts for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, approved the Board of Directors' proposal to suspend the payment of dividends with respect to the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008, appointed Directors and granted discharge of liability to the members of the Board of Directors, as per Dutch law. Shareholders also authorized the Board to resolve on any future issue of shares and granting of rights thereto for a period of five years and ratified amendments to the Company's Outside Directors Compensation Plan and Equity Incentive Plan.

CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by more than 11,000 dealers in 160 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A. (FIA.MI). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at