Goodrich Shareholders Approve New Company Name at Annual Meeting Goodrich Corporation and New Identity Become Official on June 1, 2001

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from The BFGoodrich Company

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- At the annual meeting this
 morning, shareholders of The BFGoodrich Company (NYSE:   GR) approved Goodrich
 Corporation as the company's new legal name, setting the stage for the company
 to implement its new corporate identity program on June 1, 2001.  The new
 identity caps the transformation of the 130-year old company, once one of the
 world's largest and most respected manufacturers of rubber products, into a
 leading aerospace and industrial company.  Approximately 84% of the company's
 $4.4 billion in annual revenues now comes from the aerospace industry, with
 the remaining 14% from sealing products and compressor systems and other
 highly engineered industrial products.  In 2000, Goodrich, which ranks among
 Fortune magazine's top 10 "Most Admired " aerospace companies, achieved its
 sixth consecutive year of record operating results.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000314/CHTU013-a )
     In addition to the name change, shareholders elected eleven persons to
 serve on the company's Board of Directors and approved a new stock option plan
 as well as a new employee stock purchase plan.  Shareholders also ratified the
 appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors for 2001.
     In his remarks at the meeting, Chairman and CEO David L. Burner, said,
 "2001 is already shaping up to be a very successful year at Goodrich.  We
 anticipate further investments in profitable growth to strengthen the
 enterprise.  We believe that our corporate identity program, which is off to a
 very good start, will effectively communicate the story of Goodrich's
 transformation, reinforce our strong reputation in the aerospace industry and
 extend it to our industrial businesses."
     With 2000 sales of $4.4 billion, is included on Forbes magazine's
 "Platinum List" of America's best big companies.  The company has its
 headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, and employs 23,000 people
 worldwide.
     A high res. image library, VNR and B-roll of the Goodrich transformation
 story are available @ http://www.bfgoodrich.com.  See link on front page
 of website.
 
 

SOURCE The BFGoodrich Company
    CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- At the annual meeting this
 morning, shareholders of The BFGoodrich Company (NYSE:   GR) approved Goodrich
 Corporation as the company's new legal name, setting the stage for the company
 to implement its new corporate identity program on June 1, 2001.  The new
 identity caps the transformation of the 130-year old company, once one of the
 world's largest and most respected manufacturers of rubber products, into a
 leading aerospace and industrial company.  Approximately 84% of the company's
 $4.4 billion in annual revenues now comes from the aerospace industry, with
 the remaining 14% from sealing products and compressor systems and other
 highly engineered industrial products.  In 2000, Goodrich, which ranks among
 Fortune magazine's top 10 "Most Admired " aerospace companies, achieved its
 sixth consecutive year of record operating results.
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000314/CHTU013-a )
     In addition to the name change, shareholders elected eleven persons to
 serve on the company's Board of Directors and approved a new stock option plan
 as well as a new employee stock purchase plan.  Shareholders also ratified the
 appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as independent auditors for 2001.
     In his remarks at the meeting, Chairman and CEO David L. Burner, said,
 "2001 is already shaping up to be a very successful year at Goodrich.  We
 anticipate further investments in profitable growth to strengthen the
 enterprise.  We believe that our corporate identity program, which is off to a
 very good start, will effectively communicate the story of Goodrich's
 transformation, reinforce our strong reputation in the aerospace industry and
 extend it to our industrial businesses."
     With 2000 sales of $4.4 billion, is included on Forbes magazine's
 "Platinum List" of America's best big companies.  The company has its
 headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina, and employs 23,000 people
 worldwide.
     A high res. image library, VNR and B-roll of the Goodrich transformation
 story are available @ http://www.bfgoodrich.com.  See link on front page
 of website.
 
 SOURCE  The BFGoodrich Company

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