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TOYO TIRE GEORGIA PLANT TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS PRODUCTION

CYPRESS, CALIFORNIA – Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. (“Toyo Tire”) will be temporarily suspending operations at its tire manufacturing plant in White, Georgia due to the global impact of COVID-19 on markets.

Phase-down of production has already begun and will be completed over the next few days. Toyo Tire anticipates the plant to resume production on April 19, 2020.

Toyo Tire’s distribution centers are fully stocked and will remain open to service our customers. We also continue to receive tires from our overseas manufacturing facilities.

To ensure the health and safety of our employees at each of our locations, Toyo Tire previously implemented preventative measures recommended by the CDC, including telecommuting, social distancing, and routine cleaning and sanitizing of facilities and equipment.

We will closely monitor this situation and take such measures as are appropriate.

About Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc.

Toyo Tire Holdings of Americas Inc. is the wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Toyo Tire Corporation of Hyogo, Japan. Headquartered in Cypress, California, it includes the following group companies: Toyo Tire North America Manufacturing Inc.; Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp.; Nitto Tire U.S.A. Inc.; Toyo Tire Canada Inc.; and Toyo Tire North America OE Sales LLC.

Toyo Tires maintains its commitment to innovation, quality, performance, and excellent customer service. Significant and continuous investments are made at its U.S.-based manufacturing facility and support operations to deliver high-quality tires. The company’s tire portfolio covers a broad range of applications including racing-inspired high-performance tires, rugged off-road tires for light trucks and SUV/CUVs, luxury-touring tires, and tires for commercial truck applications.

For more information please visit toyotires.com and nittotire.com.

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Media Contact: James Bourne, Abernathy MacGregor

O: 213.630.6550 M: 213.212.1134 E: jab@abmac.com

Toyo Media Site: http://media.toyotires.com/