Press Release

Dec. 10, 2010

TOYO TIRES Completes Acquisition of Silverstone Berhad

TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD. (President and CEO: Kenji Nakakura, the “Company”) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of all shares in the Malaysia –based tire manufacture Silverstone Berhad, consistent with its earlier announcement dated 21 October, 2010 press release: " TOYO TIRES to Acquire Malaysia-based Tire Manufacturer Silverstone Berhad”.

Overview of Silverstone Berhad

Company Name : Silverstone Berhad
Head Office : LEVEL 14, Office Tower, No. 1 Jalan Nagasari (off Jalan Raja Chulan),
  50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Representatives : Tan Sri William H.J. Cheng (Chairman)
  Chan Ho Wai (Director)
Business Activity : Manufacture and sale of motor vehicle tires
Paid-in Capital : 203,877,000 Ringgit
Date Established : 12 July, 1986
Number of Employees : Approximately 1,400

Shares Acquired and Pre/Post Acquisition Shareholding Position

Pre- Acquisition Shareholding Position: 0 shares
(% of outstanding shares owned: 0%)
Number of Shares Acquired: 203,877,500 shares
Post- Acquisition Shareholding Position: 203,877,500 shares
(% outstanding shares owned: 100%)

Date of Stock Transfer

10 December, 2010


This will have a negligible effect on The Company’s consolidated and non-consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011. (FY2010)


No information on this press release is intended as either an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities of TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD. When making any investment decisions, investors should review securities reports, filed or submitted by the Company with the relevant regulatory authorities, and should exercise their own judgment in making their investment decisions. Furthermore, with the exception of historical facts, any current plans strategies or beliefs held by TOYO TIRE & RUBBER CO., LTD. As expressed in this news release shall be considered a forward-looking statement. These statements are based on management's assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available. The assumptions involve risks and uncertainties which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward looking statements.

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