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Goodyear Names Darren R. Wells Chief Financial Officer

| September 21, 2018
Darren R. Wells

Darren R. Wells

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (NASDAQ: GT) announced that Darren R. Wells has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Wells, 52, returns to the company he joined in 2002 as vice president and treasurer. He progressed through a series of finance leadership roles and served as executive vice president and chief financial officer for five years from 2008-2013. Among his many contributions, Wells was the architect of the company’s capital allocation plan, the freezing and funding of its U.S. pension plans as well as the groundbreaking VEBA agreement with the United Steelworkers union for post-retirement healthcare obligations.

Wells later served as president of Goodyear’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business for two years before leaving the company in early 2016. He is currently Executive in Residence and MBA Coach at the University of South Florida’s Muma College of Business.

Wells succeeds Laura Thompson, who in June announced her intention to retire in the first quarter of 2019 following a 35-year career with the company.

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