Cooper Tire announced today that the Cooper Zeon RS3-A all-season ultra-high performance tire has been selected as a Consumers Digest Best Buy, earning its second Best Buy distinction from the publication in as many evaluations. Consumers Digest editors commented that the Cooper Zeon RS3-A is a repeat Best Buy selection because "it delivers the best braking and wet traction of the performance car tires that we evaluated in (its) price range. We also found that this tire provides the quietest, smoothest ride of any economy tire."

The Cooper Zeon RS3-A features large tread elements with an asymmetrical tread design, providing drivers with confidence on the road all year round. The tire's silica formulated tread compound is designed for exceptional all-season driving performance, while its advanced technology mold profile provides a square tread footprint, providing more tread-to-road contact.

"Receiving the Best Buy award for the second time on our RS3-A product line reinforces the outstanding performance and value of our products," said Scott Jamieson, Director, Product Management for Cooper. "Our products are increasingly being recognized by third parties for being best in class, and this second selection as a Best Buy carries a lot of weight with consumers and builds momentum for our products. The RS3-A is an outstanding ultra-high performance tire, and we are excited about the recognition this tire continues to earn."

For more information on the Cooper Zeon RS3-A or to find a local retailer, visit www.coopertire.com.

About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) is the parent company of a global family of companies that specialize in the design, manufacture, marketing, and sales of passenger car and light truck tires. Cooper and its subsidiaries also sell medium truck, motorcycle and racing tires. Cooper's headquarters is in Findlay, Ohio, with manufacturing, sales, distribution, technical and design facilities within its family of companies located in 11 countries around the world. For more information on Cooper, visit www.coopertire.com, www.facebook.com/coopertire or www.twitter.com/coopertire.

The "Consumers Digest Best Buy" designation is a registered certification mark of Consumers Digest Communications, LLC, used in this press release with permission. For award information, visit ConsumersDigest.com.

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