Cooper Tire Names New Investor Relations Director

Jul 11, 2007, 01:00 ET from Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

    FINDLAY, Ohio, July 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cooper Tire & Rubber
 Company (NYSE:   CTB) has named Curtis Schneekloth as new investor relations
 director, functioning as a spokesman on financial issues as he communicates
 with stock market analysts and investors.
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     Speaking of the appointment, Chief Financial Officer Phil Weaver said,
 "Curtis Schneekloth shows a keen understanding of Cooper's operations, as
 well as offering a mix of international and entrepreneurial experiences."
     The lead accountant in Strategic Planning since January 2006,
 Schneekloth joined Cooper in June 2003 as senior internal auditor.
 Previously he worked as a consultant in Prague, Czech Republic; as
 financial director and partner in XM, sro, a Prague-based importer; and in
 auditing positions with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Prague and with Deloitte
 & Touche in Houston, Texas.
     Schneekloth earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from the
 University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, and a master's in business
 administration from the University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. He passed the
 certified public accountant exam in 1995 and passed the certified internal
 auditor exam in 2004.
     Company Description
     Cooper Tire & Rubber Company is a global company that specializes in
 the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of passenger car, light truck,
 medium truck tires and subsidiaries that specialize in motorcycle and
 racing tires, as well as tread rubber and related equipment for the retread
 industry. With headquarters in Findlay, Ohio, Cooper Tire has 63
 manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design facilities within
 its family of companies located around the world. For more information,
 visit Cooper Tire's web site at:

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