Goodyear Teams Up With U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

          Goodyear Teams Up With U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association

PR Newswire

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2013

AKRON, Ohio, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
(NASDAQ: GT) knows about superior performance in challenging winter
conditions. So do the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing,
whose athletes lead the international ranks through performance and
innovation. Bringing these organizations together through a common drive to
succeed is a winning combination.

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Today, Goodyear and the Teams have officially joined up to deliver gold-medal
performance on and off the slopes, as the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association
(USSA) announced that Goodyear has been chosen as the "Official Tire" of the
U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. As a result, Team
athletes will be able to travel to their training destinations on top
performing tires, such as the Goodyear Ultra Grip^® winter tires and Goodyear
Assurance tires.

"Like Goodyear, members of the U.S. Ski Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S.
Freeskiing are 'More Driven,' continuously striving to be the best in their
sport, making this relationship a natural fit for the Goodyear brand and its
superior performing tires," said Gary Melliere, General Manager of
Sponsorships at Goodyear North America. "We're looking forward to helping
these athletes get to the slopes of America on Goodyear tires as they train to
be the Best in the World."

"Winter driving and overcoming tough conditions is something our Teams face
every season, and performance is a must for athletic success," said USSA Chief
Marketing Officer Michael Jaquet. "Goodyear's commitment to our programs and
athletes is a huge step for us and will provide an opportunity to showcase its
products through our USSA events and athletes."

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association is the national governing body of
Olympic skiing and snowboarding. It is the parent organization of the U.S. Ski
Team, U.S. Snowboarding and U.S. Freeskiing. Developed to facilitate
participation in national and international competition, the Olympic sports
organization provides structure for competitive skiing and snowboarding. From
grassroots programs to governance of sport, management of rules, competitions
and athletic rankings, the USSA oversees athletic pipelines for development in
the sports. With a vision to make the USA the best in the world in Olympic
skiing and snowboarding, the USSA provides leadership and direction for tens
of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders who share an Olympic dream while
maintaining a strong adherence to core values. The USSA, established in 1905,
operates out of the national training and education facility, the Center of
Excellence, in Park City, Utah.

Goodyear is one of the world's largest tire companies. It employs about
69,000 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 www.goodyear.com.

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