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Goodyear Announces Conversion Period for Remaining $4 Million in Convertible Notes


The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today announced that its remaining 4.00% Convertible Senior Notes due June 15, 2034 are now convertible at the option of the holders and will be convertible through June 30, 2008, the last business day of the current fiscal quarter.

The notes became convertible because the last reported sale price of the company’s common stock for at least 20 trading days during the 30 consecutive trading-day period ending on April 15, 2008 (the 11th trading day of the current fiscal quarter), was greater than
120 percent of the conversion price in effect on such day. The notes have been convertible in previous fiscal quarters.

The company will deliver shares of its common stock or pay cash upon conversion of any notes surrendered on or prior to June 30, 2008. If shares are delivered, cash will be paid in lieu of fractional shares only. Issued in July 2004, the notes are currently convertible at a rate of 83.0703 shares of common stock per $1,000 principal amount of notes, which is equal to a conversion price of $12.04 per share.

During the fourth quarter of 2007, Goodyear completed an exchange offer for outstanding notes for a cash payment and shares of common stock. Approximately 99 percent of the outstanding notes were exchanged. As a result, less than $4 million in aggregate principal amount of notes remain outstanding. If all remaining outstanding notes are surrendered for conversion, the aggregate number of shares of common stock issued would be approximately 0.3 million.

The notes could be convertible after June 30, 2008, if the sale price condition described above is met in any future fiscal quarter or if any of the other conditions to conversion set forth in the indenture governing the notes are met.


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