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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. was named a winner in CIO magazine's "CIO-100" award.

The 2003 awards honor those organizations worldwide that creatively extract value from all aspects of information technology.

"We chose the 100 companies whose resourceful practices have best helped them preserve business-critical IT capabilities and, just as important, invest in new systems to drive efficiency and fuel growth," wrote CIO Senior Editor Elana Varone. "For our honorees, resourcefulness transcends the state of the

economy.

"Resourcefulness is an ethos, a guiding principle for a corporate culture that continually questions whether there is still more value to be gained and more and ever smarter ways to invest precious assets."

Resourcefulness was evaluated in four key areas: asset management, staffing/sourcing, partnerships and value/governance. Goodyear was cited for its strength in all four.

"(Goodyear's) global IT leaders champion

initiatives across business units to ensure reusability and optimization of solutions,"

the magazine stated.

"We think that's a fair reflection of the value IT brings to Goodyear's worldwide operations," says Stephanie Wernet, Goodyear vice president,

information technology and chief information officer. "The CIO-100 honor recognizes our focus on creating business-wide value, as well as our commitment to providing a solid business rationale for every project."

Complete coverage of the 2003 "CIO-100" is featured in two places: the Aug. 15, 2003, issue of CIO magazine and on-line at www.cio.com.

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