AKRON (April 15, 2002)—Goodyear shareholders re-elected Chairman and CEO Sam G. Gibara to a three-year term as director during the tire maker's annual meeting in Akron today.
Also re-elected were directors William J. Hudson Jr., retired president and CEO of AMP Inc., a manufacturer of electrical and electronic components and assemblies, and Martin D. Walker, retired chairman and CEO of the M.A. Hanna Co., a processor and distributor of polymers to the plastics and rubber industries.
In addition, two directors, William E. Butler, retired Chairman and CEO of Eaton Corp., and Thomas H. Cruikshank, retired from the Goodyear board after seven- and 15-year stints, respectively. Mr. Cruikshank is the retired chairman and CEO of Halliburton Co.
The eight continuing directors include: Steven A. Minter, president and executive director of the Cleveland Foundation; Agnar Pytte, retired president and CEO of Case Western Reserve University; Kathryn D. Wriston, a director and trustee of various organizations; and James M. Zimmerman, chairman and CEO of Federated Department Stores Inc. Their terms expire at the 2003 annual meeting.
Other board members include: John G. Breen, retired chairman of The Sherwin-Williams Co., Edward T. Fogarty, retired chairman, president and CEO of Tambrands Inc., Robert J. Keegan, Goodyear president and COO; and Philip A. Laskawy, retired chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young. Their terms expire at the 2004 annual meeting.
Also at the meeting, shareholders approved a proposal requesting the board take steps to establish annual elections of all directors. They also approved the re-appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company's independent accounts for 2002.
In addition, the board declared a quarterly dividend of 12 cents a share payable June 17 to shareholders of record May 15. The pay out represents an annual rate of 48 cents per share.