Goodyear Named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator

          Goodyear Named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator

PR Newswire

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 4, 2012

AKRON, Ohio, Dec.4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
(NYSE: GT)was named a Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator  today,
recognizing its achievements as one of the world's most innovative companies.
This is the second year in a row that Goodyear has been recognized by Thomson
Reuters, which honors organizations around the world based on a series of
proprietary patent-related metrics.

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"This recognition is further evidence that Goodyear is continuing its drive as
the tire industry's innovation leader," stated Chief Technology Officer Joseph
Zekoski. "Whether it's the innovative tread zones and evolving traction
grooves in the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season tire or future
breakthroughs such as Air Maintenance Technology, Goodyear is leading with
innovative products that consumers need and want."

"Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and technological
advancement," said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP
Solutions. "We congratulate the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator
companies and their leaders for recognizing the important role innovation
plays in the successes of today and of tomorrow."

To view the full report on the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovator 
program, go to

Thomson Reuters is a leading source of information for businesses and
professionals in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and
science and media markets. For the Top 100 list, Thomson Reuters analyzed
patent data and related metrics in a proprietary methodology to identify the
companies and institutions that lead the world in innovation activity.

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about 71,000
people and manufactures its products in 53 facilities in 22 countries around
the world. Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg,
Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set
the technology and performance standard for the industry. For more
information about Goodyear and its products, go to

SOURCE The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

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