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May 29, 2014
09:03 EDTGTGoodyear Tire reallocating $1.1B of its 2014-2016 cash flow
The updated capital allocation plan, which aims to increase shareholder value by providing approximately $650M in returns to investors includes: Allocating an additional $300M to growth capital expenditures to enable the company to build a new plant to serve its North American and Latin American consumer tire businesses and capitalize on the anticipated growth in high-value-added tire markets in the two regions. It also includes increasing the quarterly cash dividend on Goodyear's common stock by 20% to 6c per share from 5c per share beginning in September. The payout represents an annual rate of 22c per share for 2014 and 24c per share for 2015. The company plans to increase the share repurchase program by $350M to allow Goodyear to acquire up to $450M of its stock through 2016. Based on company performance, the shareholder return program can be increased up to an additional $250M, to a total of $900M. Goodyear Tire also plans on allocating an additional $400M towards debt reduction.
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September 11, 2014
07:46 EDTGTGoodyear Tire management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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September 8, 2014
15:53 EDTGTJury awards deceased Goodyear Tire employee's family $18.6M
A Dallas County jury has awarded $18.6M to the family of a tire builder who died after being exposed to cancer-causing asbestos fibers at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber plant in Tyler, Texas. Carl Rogers worked at the plant for 30 years before being diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Jurors found Goodyear grossly negligent for allowing Rogers' continued exposure to asbestos. The Sept. 5 verdict includes $2.7M in non-economic damages, $900,000 in economic damages, and $15M in punitive damages. The parties stipulated to an amount of paid medical bills, which will also be added to the final judgment.
07:04 EDTGTGoodyear Tire management to meet with Deutsche Bank
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September 4, 2014
07:24 EDTGTGoodyear Tire management to meet with Deutsche Bank
Meeting to be held in New York on September 4 hosted by Deutsche Bank.

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