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Title 5/5/2006 - Hankook Tire to Supply Original Equipment Tires for New Chevrolet and Pontiac Vehicles
Date 05/09/2006 Count 10922

Hankook Tire to Supply Original Equipment Tires for New Chevrolet and Pontiac Vehicles

WAYNE, NJ (May 5, 2006) - Hankook Tire America Corp. announced that its Optimo H725A All-Season Touring tires will be original equipment on four General Motors built cars including the Chevy Cobalt and Malibu, and Pontiac G5 and G6 vehicles. The Cobalt and Pontiac G5 cars will be fitted with P205/55R16H size tires while the Malibu and Pontiac G6 will sport P225/50R17S size tires.

The Hankook Optimo H725A tire has been specially designed for compact and mid-sized passenger cars that balance enhanced fuel economy with fun-to-drive performance. Hankook has invested two years in the development of the H725A tire which recently made its OE market debut on the Saturn Ion. Globally, Hankook currently supplies tires to GM, Ford, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Kia, Volvo, and Mitsubishi, among others.

Hankook Tire is a technology-focused, market-driven company with manufacturing facilities around the world and research and development on three continents. Hankook Tire manufactures and markets a full range of Passenger, High Performance, Ultra-High Performance, Light and Medium Truck, Winter Radial, Original Equipment, and Truck and Bus Radial Tires.

For more information regarding Hankook supplying original equipment for GM vehicles, please contact:

Bill Bainbridge
Marketing Director
Hankook Tire America Corp.
1-800-HANKOOK ext. 531
Email: wbainbridge@hankooktireusa.com

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