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Dec. 26, 2007

Changes to Trade Names of Subsidiary and Second-tier Subsidiaries

OSAKA, JAPAN – December 26, 2007 – TOYO TIRE & RUBBER Co., LTD. (President and CEO: Yoshio Kataoka) hereby announces its decision to change the trade names of its subsidiary and three second-tier subsidiaries in the United States of America.

1.New trade names
    Current name New name
1 Subsidiary Toyo Tire International, Inc. Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.
2 Second-tier subsidiary Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp. Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.
3 Second-tier subsidiary Nitto Tire North America, Inc. Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.
4 Second-tier subsidiary Toyo Tire North America, Inc. Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.

2.Change effective as of: January 1, 2008

3.Reason for the changes
Toyo is aiming to bolster the functions of its umbrella organization in the United States of America, the pure holding company Toyo Tire International Inc., increasing efficiency in North American operations while also strengthening structures for corporate governance. Corporate value in the North American market will be boosted by moving strategic planning and supply chain management functions to ground level and thus enhancing managerial speed in closer proximity to the marketplace. The name changes are being made as part of this augmentation of overall management functions. Toyo Tire will continue working to enhance its brand position through timely provision of top quality products and highly creative marketing and sales activities.

4.Profile of subsidiary and second-tier subsidiaries (as of November 30, 2007)
1.Toyo Tire International, Inc.
Headquarters: 6261 Katella Avenue, Suite 2B, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
Representative: Shozo Kibata
Line of business: Holding company overseeing operations in North America
Shareholder: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd. (100%)
2.Toyo Tire (U.S.A.) Corp.
Headquarters: 6261 Katella Avenue, Suite 2B, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
Representative: Masaharu Yoshimoto
Line of business: Sale of Toyo brand tires
Shareholder: Toyo Tire International, Inc. (100%)
3.Nitto Tire North America, Inc.
Headquarters: 6021 Katella Avenue, Suite 250, Cypress, CA 90630, U.S.A.
Representative: Tomoshige Mizutani
Line of business: Sale of Nitto brand tires
Shareholder: Toyo Tire International, Inc. (100%)
4.Toyo Tire North America, Inc.
Headquarters: 3660 Highway 411 N.E. White, GA 30184, U.S.A.
Representative: Shozo Kibata
Line of business: Tire manufacturing
Shareholder: Toyo Tire International, Inc. (100%)

TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD. CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING
Osaka Head office Telephone: +81-72-789-9100 Facsimile: +81-72-773-3272
Tokyo office Telephone: +81-3-5822-6621 Facsimile: +81-3-3865-2240

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