Goodyear Directors Re-elected, Dividend Declared

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

    AKRON, Ohio, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholders of The Goodyear Tire &
 Rubber Company today re-elected John G. Breen, William E. Butler, Edward T.
 Fogarty, Robert J. Keegan and William E. Butler to terms on the company's
 board of directors.
     Breen is the retired chairman of the board of The Sherwin-Williams
 Company.  Butler is the retired chairman of the board and chief executive
 officer of Eaton Corp.  Fogarty is the retired chairman of the board,
 president and chief executive officer of Tambrands Inc.  Keegan is Goodyear's
 president and chief operating officer.
     The terms of Breen, Fogarty and Keegan will expire at the 2004 annual
 meeting.  Butler's term will expire at the 2002 annual meeting.
     The seven continuing directors are as follows:
 
     * Samir G. Gibara, William J. Hudson Jr. and Martin D. Walker, whose terms
       expire at the 2002 annual meeting, and
     * Thomas H. Cruikshank, Katherine G. Farley, Steven A. Minter and Agnar
       Pytte, whose terms expire at the 2003 annual meeting.
 
     Directors George H. Schofield and William C. Turner retired from the board
 today.
     Shareholders also approved the re-appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers
 LLP as the company's independent accountants for 2001 and rejected a proposal
 requesting that the board take steps to establish annual elections of all
 directors.
     The board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents a share.
 The dividend is payable June 15, to shareholders of record May 15.  The payout
 represents an annual rate of $1.20 per share.
     The board also re-elected all Goodyear officers for the coming year.
     Goodyear is the world's largest tire company.  Headquartered in Akron,
 Ohio, the company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals
 in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries.  It has marketing operations in
 almost every country around the world.  Goodyear employs more than 105,000
 people worldwide.
 
 

SOURCE Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    AKRON, Ohio, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholders of The Goodyear Tire &
 Rubber Company today re-elected John G. Breen, William E. Butler, Edward T.
 Fogarty, Robert J. Keegan and William E. Butler to terms on the company's
 board of directors.
     Breen is the retired chairman of the board of The Sherwin-Williams
 Company.  Butler is the retired chairman of the board and chief executive
 officer of Eaton Corp.  Fogarty is the retired chairman of the board,
 president and chief executive officer of Tambrands Inc.  Keegan is Goodyear's
 president and chief operating officer.
     The terms of Breen, Fogarty and Keegan will expire at the 2004 annual
 meeting.  Butler's term will expire at the 2002 annual meeting.
     The seven continuing directors are as follows:
 
     * Samir G. Gibara, William J. Hudson Jr. and Martin D. Walker, whose terms
       expire at the 2002 annual meeting, and
     * Thomas H. Cruikshank, Katherine G. Farley, Steven A. Minter and Agnar
       Pytte, whose terms expire at the 2003 annual meeting.
 
     Directors George H. Schofield and William C. Turner retired from the board
 today.
     Shareholders also approved the re-appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers
 LLP as the company's independent accountants for 2001 and rejected a proposal
 requesting that the board take steps to establish annual elections of all
 directors.
     The board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 30 cents a share.
 The dividend is payable June 15, to shareholders of record May 15.  The payout
 represents an annual rate of $1.20 per share.
     The board also re-elected all Goodyear officers for the coming year.
     Goodyear is the world's largest tire company.  Headquartered in Akron,
 Ohio, the company manufactures tires, engineered rubber products and chemicals
 in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries.  It has marketing operations in
 almost every country around the world.  Goodyear employs more than 105,000
 people worldwide.
 
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