Goodyear and Pilot announce agreement

| 4/21/2005

Goodyear announced today that its subsidiary, Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems LLC, has signed an agreement to assume operation of eight Pilot Truck Care Centers in five states.

Though they will be operated by Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems LLC, the Truck Care Centers will retain the Pilot name. The Goodyear-operated Pilot truck centers will provide new tires, retreads, limited mechanical service, preventive maintenance and roadside assistance.

Pilot Travel Centers operates 271 travel centers in 40 states and licenses another 13 locations throughout Kansas, Montana, Iowa and Nebraska. Pilot Travel Centers is headquartered in Knoxville, TN, and employs 13,000 people.

Goodyear, headquartered in Akron, OH, manufactures tires, and engineered rubber products and chemicals in more than 90 facilities in 28 countries. Goodyear employs more than 80,000 people worldwide. Wingfoot Commercial Tire Systems LLC has 171 commercial tire sales, service and retread facilities nationwide.