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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Kramer

69 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Laura Thompson

49 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Stephen McClellan

48 2011 President - North American Tire

Daniel Smytka

51 2011 President - Asia Pacific Tire

Jaime Szulc

51 2010 President - Latin American Tire

Darren Wells

48 2013 President - Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA)

Damon Audia

43 2013 Senior Vice President - Finance, North America

David Bialosky

56 2009 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Jean-Claude Kihn

54 2012 Senior Vice President, Managing Director - Goodyear Brazil

Joseph Ruocco

54 2008 Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources

Paul Fitzhenry

54 2012 Senior Vice President - Global Communications

Gregory Smith

50 2011 Senior Vice President - Global Operations

Richard Noechel

45 2011 Vice President, Controller

W. Alan McCollough

64 2012 Lead Independent Director

Michael Wessel

54 2005 Director

William Conaty

68 2011 Independent Director

James Firestone

59 2007 Independent Director

Werner Geissler

60 2011 Independent Director

Peter Hellman

64 2010 Independent Director

John McGlade

60 2012 Independent Director

Michael Morell

55 2014 Independent Director

Roderick Palmore

62 2012 Independent Director

Stephanie Streeter

56 2008 Independent Director

Thomas Weidemeyer

66 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Kramer

Mr. Richard J. Kramer is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Kramer joined Goodyear in March 2000 as Vice President — Corporate Finance, serving in that capacity as Goodyear’s principal accounting officer until August 2002, when he was elected Vice President, Finance — North American Tire. In August 2003, he was named Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Restructuring, and in June 2004 was elected Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kramer was elected President, North American Tire in March 2007 and continued to serve as Chief Financial Officer until August 2007. In June 2009, Mr. Kramer was elected Chief Operating Officer and continued to serve as President, North American Tire until February 16, 2010. He was elected Chief Executive Officer and President effective April 13, 2010 and Chairman effective October 1, 2010. Prior to joining Goodyear, Mr. Kramer was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 13 years, including two years as a partner. Other Public Company Directorships Held Since January 1, 2008 is The Sherwin-Williams Company (April 2012 — present).

Laura Thompson

Ms. Laura K. Thompson has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., effective December 1, 2013. Ms. Thompson was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective December 1, 2013. She is Goodyear’s principal financial officer. Ms. Thompson joined Goodyear in 1983 and has served as Vice President, Business Development (June 2005 to February 2011) and Vice President, Finance, North America (March 2011 to November 2013).

Stephen McClellan

Mr. Stephen R. McClellan is President - North American Tire of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. He is the executive officer responsible for Goodyear's operations in North America. Mr. McClellan joined Goodyear in 1988 and has served as Vice President, Goodyear Commercial Tire Systems, North America (September 2003 to August 2008) and President, Consumer Tires, North America (August 2008 to August 2011).

Daniel Smytka

Mr. Daniel Lawrence Smytka is President - Asia Pacific Tire of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since November 14, 2011. He is the executive officer responsible for Goodyear's operations in Asia, Australia and the Western Pacific. Mr. Smytka joined Goodyear in October 2008 and has served as Vice President, Consumer Tires, Asia Pacific (October 2008 to October 2010) and Vice President and Program Manager, Asia Pacific (October 2010 to November 2011).

Jaime Szulc

Mr. Jaime Cohen Szulc is President - Latin American Tire of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since September 2010. He is the executive officer responsible for Goodyear's operations in Mexico, Central America and South America. Prior to joining Goodyear, Mr. Szulc was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Levi Strauss & Co., a global apparel company, from August 2009 until August 2010. He was also previously employed by Eastman Kodak Company, a global manufacturer of imaging technology products, from 1998 until March 2009, including most recently as Managing Director, Global Customer Operations and Chief Operating Officer for the Consumer Digital Group and Corporate Vice President.

Darren Wells

Mr. Darren R. Wells has been appointed as President - Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., effective December 1, 2013. He is the executive officer responsible for Goodyear’s operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Mr. Wells joined Goodyear in August 2002 and has served as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Treasurer (May 2005 to March 2007), Senior Vice President, Finance and Strategy (March 2007 to October 2008), and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (October 2008 to November 2013).

Damon Audia

Mr. Damon J. Audia has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Finance, North America of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., effective December 1, 2013. He has held both corporate and business unit financial responsibilities. For the past year, he has been senior vice president of business development after having served as the senior vice president of finance for the company's Asia-Pacific business. Prior to that, as the company's treasurer, he was integral to the company's successful debt refinancing transactions, while also having responsibility for the company's tax function and investor relations. Audia joined Goodyear in 2004 as assistant treasurer, capital markets. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, and earned a Master of Science in Industrial Administration (MBA) from Carnegie Mellon University.

David Bialosky

Mr. David L. Bialosky is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Bialosky joined Goodyear as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in September 2009. He is Goodyear's chief legal officer. Prior to joining Goodyear, Mr. Bialosky served in legal positions of increasing responsibility at TRW Inc., TRW Automotive Inc. and TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. for 20 years, including most recently as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., a global supplier of automotive parts, from April 2004 until September 2009.

Jean-Claude Kihn

Mr. Jean-Claude Kihn is Senior Vice President, Managing Director - Goodyear Brazil of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. He is the executive officer responsible for Goodyear's operations in Brazil. Mr. Kihn joined Goodyear in 1988 and has served as General Director of Goodyear's Technical Center in Akron, Ohio (July 2005 to January 2008) and Senior Vice President and Chief Technical Officer (January 2008 to December 2012).

Joseph Ruocco

Mr. Joseph B. Ruocco is Senior Vice President - Global Human Resources of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since August 2008. He is the executive officer responsible for Goodyear's human resources activities worldwide. Prior to joining Goodyear, Mr. Ruocco served in human resources positions of increasing responsibility at General Electric Company for 23 years, including as Vice President, Human Resources, GE Industrial from December 2006 to July 2008.

Paul Fitzhenry

Mr. Paul Fitzhenry is Senior Vice President - Global Communications of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since October 8, 2012. He is the executive officer responsible for Goodyear's communications activities worldwide, including the operations of Goodyear's blimps. Prior to joining Goodyear, he was Vice President of Corporate Communications of Tyco International, a diversified global industrial company, from 2007 until September 2012. Mr. Fitzhenry holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Western Ontario and a master's degree in public relations from Syracuse University's S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

Gregory Smith

Mr. Gregory L. Smith is Senior Vice President - Global Operations of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since October 24, 2011. He is the executive officer responsible for Goodyear's global manufacturing and related supply chain activities. Prior to joining Goodyear, Mr. Smith served in operations, manufacturing and supply chain positions of increasing responsibility at ConAgra Foods, a packaged foods company, since 2001, including most recently as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Operations from December 2007 to September 2011.

Richard Noechel

Mr. Richard J. Noechel is Vice President, Controller of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. He is Goodyear's principal accounting officer. Mr. Noechel joined Goodyear in October 2004 and has served as Chief Financial Officer of Goodyear's South Pacific Tyre subsidiary in Australia (April 2006 to February 2008), Vice President and Controller (March 2008 to December 2008) and Vice President, Finance, North American Tire (December 2008 to March 2011).

W. Alan McCollough

Mr. W. Alan McCollough is Lead Independent Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. McCollough joined Circuit City Stores Inc., a consumer electronics retailer, in 1987 as general manager of corporate operations, and was named assistant vice president in 1989, president of central operations in 1991, and senior vice president of merchandising in 1994. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1997 to 2000 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2002. Mr. McCollough was elected Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Circuit City in 2002 and served in those capacities until 2005. He remained Chief Executive Officer until February 2006 and Chairman until his retirement in June 2006. Mr. McCollough also serves as a trustee of the Joslin Diabetes Center, a nonprofit organization. Mr. McCollough has senior executive management experience, particularly in operations and consumer merchandising and marketing. His experience as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Circuit City provides him with the necessary skills to be Lead Director and to serve on Audit Committee. Mr. McCollough’s past service as Chairman of Circuit City, as well as his current service on other public company boards of directors, provides with important perspectives on corporate governance matters. He is Director of La-Z-Boy Inc. (2007 — present) VF Corporation (2000 — present), Circuit City Stores Inc. (1999 — 2006).

Michael Wessel

Mr. Michael R.Wessel is Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since December 6, 2005. Mr. Wessel has served as President of The Wessel Group Incorporated, a government and political affairs consulting firm, since May 2006. Prior to founding The Wessel Group, he served as Senior Vice President of the Downey McGrath Group, a government affairs consulting firm, from March 1999 to December 2005 and as Executive Vice President from January 2006 to April 2006. Mr. Wessel is an attorney with over 30 years of experience as an economic and international trade policy advisor in Washington, D.C. Mr. Wessel has acted as an advisor to Congressman Richard Gephardt, both in the U.S. House of Representatives and to his presidential campaigns in 1987-88 and 2003-04, to the Clinton/Gore Transition Office in 1992 and 1993, and to Senator John Kerry’s presidential campaign in 2004. Mr. Wessel also serves as a Commissioner on the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a position he has held since April 2001.

William Conaty

Mr. William J. Conaty is an Independent Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since August 1, 2011. Mr. Conaty served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Human Resources for General Electric Company from 1993 to 2007. He joined General Electric in 1967 and in his 40-year career, moved through a progression of leadership roles in the company’s transportation, aerospace and aircraft engines businesses. Following his retirement from General Electric, he formed Conaty Consulting LLC and joined Clayton, Dubilier & Rice as an advisory partner. He is also a trustee of Bryant University and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Hospital.

James Firestone

Mr. James A. Firestone is an Independent Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since December 3, 2007. Mr. Firestone is an Executive Vice President of Xerox Corporation and has been President, Corporate Strategy and Asia Operations since January 1, 2014. Mr. Firestone was President, Corporate Operations from October 2008 to December 2013 and President of Xerox North America from October 2004 to September 2008. He has also served as head of Xerox’s channels group. Before joining Xerox in 1998, Mr. Firestone worked for IBM Corporation as general manager of the Consumer Division and for Ameritech Corporation as president of Consumer Services. He began his business career in 1978 with American Express, where during his 15-year tenure he ultimately rose to President, Travelers Cheques.

Werner Geissler

Mr. Werner Geissler is an Independent Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Geissler has been Vice Chairman, Global Operations of The Procter & Gamble Company since August 2007 and was Group President, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa from July 2004 to July 2007. He joined Procter & Gamble in 1979 and has held positions of increasing responsibility in various brand and general management and operations roles in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Japan, Africa and the United States. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board and Audit Committee of the International Management Development School in Lausanne, Switzerland, a global institution for senior management education.

Peter Hellman

Mr. Peter S. Hellman is an Independent Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Hellman retired from Nordson Corporation, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of industrial equipment, in 2008 after a career of over 20 years with multinational companies in both financial and operating executive positions. Mr. Hellman was President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Nordson Corporation from 2004 to January 2008 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer from 2000 to 2004. Prior to joining Nordson in 2000, Mr. Hellman was with TRW Inc. for 10 years and held various positions, including as President and Chief Operating Officer and as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hellman also serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. Other Public Company Directorships Held Since January 1, 2008 are Baxter International Inc. (2005 — present); Owens-Illinois, Inc. (2007 — present) Qwest Communications International Inc. (2000 — 2011); Nordson Corporation (2001 — 2008).

John McGlade

Mr. John E. McGlade is an Independent Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since December 4, 2012. Mr. McGlade has been Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a global provider of atmospheric, process and specialty gases, since March 2008. He joined Air Products in 1976 and held various positions of increasing responsibility, including as Group Vice President, Chemicals Group, and President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. McGlade also serves on the board of directors of the American Chemistry Council and is a trustee of Lehigh University. Other Public Company Directorships Held Since January 1, 2008: Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (2007 — present).

Michael Morell

Mr. Michael J. Morell is an Independent Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Morell retired from the Central Intelligence Agency in 2013 following a 33-year career, including serving as Deputy Director from May 2010 to August 2013 and as Director for Intelligence from May 2008 to April 2010. He also served as Acting Director on two occasions. Mr. Morell has received numerous intelligence and defense awards for his service to the United States. Mr. Morell has extensive leadership and management experience through his positions with the Central Intelligence Agency, a large and complex global government agency. He also possesses extensive knowledge of national security issues, such as cybersecurity, terrorism and political and economic instability, which directly impact global businesses. These experiences, combined with his strong critical thinking and problem solving skills, will make Mr. Morell a valuable contributor to the Board of Directors. Mr. Morell earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Akron and a master’s degree in economics from Georgetown University. Morell, served on President Barack Obama’s Review Group on Intelligence and Telecommunications. He is a senior fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, a counselor at Beacon Global Strategies, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Roderick Palmore

Mr. Roderick A. Palmore is an Independent Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Mr. Palmore joined General Mills, a global manufacturer and marketer of food products, as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance and Risk Management Officer, and Secretary in February 2008. From 1996 to 2008, he worked for Sara Lee Corporation in a variety of legal leadership roles, ultimately becoming Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to 1996, he worked at the U.S. Department of Justice and in private practice. Other Public Company Directorships Held Since January 1, 2008: CBOE Holdings, Inc. (2000 — present).

Stephanie Streeter

Ms. Stephanie A. Streeter is an Independent Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since October 7, 2008. Ms. Streeter joined Libbey Inc., a producer of glass tableware products, as Chief Executive Officer on August 1, 2011. Previously, Ms. Streeter was with Banta Corporation, a provider of printing and supply chain management services, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer beginning in January 2001, and was elected Chief Executive Officer in 2002 and Chairman in 2004. She served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Banta until its acquisition by R.R. Donnelley & Sons in 2007. Ms. Streeter also spent 14 years with Avery Dennison Corporation in a variety of product and business management positions, including as Group Vice President of Worldwide Office Products from 1996 to 2000. Ms. Streeter was a member of the board of directors of the United States Olympic Committee from 2004 to 2009, where she also served as Acting Chief Executive Officer from March 2009 to March 2010. She also serves on the board of Catalyst, a nonprofit organization. Other Public Company Directorships Held Since January 1, 2008: Libbey Inc. (2011 — present); Kohl’s Corporation (2007 — present).

Thomas Weidemeyer

Mr. Thomas H. Weidemeyer is an Independent Director of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., since December 9, 2004. Mr. Weidemeyer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of United Parcel Service, Inc., a transportation and logistics company, from January 2001, and as President and Chief Operating Officer of UPS Airlines from July 1994, until his retirement in February 2004. Mr. Weidemeyer became Manager of the Americas International Operation of UPS in 1989, and in that capacity directed the development of the UPS delivery network throughout Central and South America. In 1990, he became Vice President and Airline Manager of UPS Airlines and in 1994 was elected its President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Weidemeyer was a director of United Parcel Service from 1998 to 2003. Other Public Company Directorships Held Since January 1, 2008: NRG Energy, Inc. (2003 — present); Waste Management, Inc. (2005 — present).
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