Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) today announced that a tire warehouse and distribution facility the company leases in Albany, Georgia, sustained damage from a tornado on January 22 and is not currently operational. There were no injuries at the facility, which is operated for Cooper by a third party logistics firm. Cooper immediately activated its logistics contingency plans and began to reroute customer orders to other facilities in its network to minimize disruption.

The building owner and Cooper were able to access the facility and secure the site yesterday. The process to assess damages is ongoing. Cooper carries insurance for this type of event.

About Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

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

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