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Cooper Tire and Sailun Vietnam Celebrate First Tire at Joint Venture Plant

November 26, 2019

FINDLAY, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 26, 2019--

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) and Sailun Vietnam Co., Ltd. recently celebrated production of a first tire at ACTR, their new joint venture (JV) facility located near Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Cooper owns 35 percent of ACTR, which will produce truck and bus radial (TBR) tires for global markets. The ceremonial first tire was the centerpiece of a special event held at the facility on Nov. 18 to celebrate construction of the plant.

The plant is expected to be operational and producing tires on a commercial level by early 2020. At full capacity, production is expected to be approximately 2 million tires annually.

“Cooperation between Cooper and Sailun has been outstanding, and we thank our partner Sailun for working so closely with us over the past several months to construct this facility,” said Brad Hughes, Cooper President & Chief Executive Officer. “This is another important step in Cooper’s strategy to expand and diversify our TBR production globally, giving us additional capacity to supply quality Roadmaster TBR tires to customers worldwide.”

Zhongxue Yuan, Chairman & President of Sailun Group Co. Ltd., said, “ACTR is a highly modern tire production facility with the latest technologies to drive quality and efficiency. We thank Cooper and all of those involved in the construction of the facility for their excellent support and cooperation. We look forward to many years of successful operation together with Cooper at ACTR.”

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About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) is the parent company of a global family of companies that specializes in the design, manufacture, marketing and sale of passenger car, light truck, medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper’s headquarters is in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design operations within its family of companies located in more than one dozen countries around the world. For more information on Cooper, visit www.coopertire.com, www.facebook.com/coopertire or www.twitter.com/coopertire.

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KEYWORD: OHIO UNITED STATES VIET NAM NORTH AMERICA ASIA PACIFIC

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING AFTERMARKET AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING OTHER TRANSPORT PUBLIC TRANSPORT TRUCKING TRANSPORT OTHER AUTOMOTIVE GENERAL AUTOMOTIVE TIRES & RUBBER

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