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Title 09/01/2011 - Hankook Tire Great Catch 2011 Ford Explorer Limited Giveaway Winner Celebrated in Big League Style
Date 09/01/2011 Count 6314

Hankook Tire Great Catch 2011 Ford Explorer Limited Giveaway Winner Celebrated in Big League Style

Promotion Winner Honored With On-Field Prize Presentation at Detroit Tigers Game


Wayne, NJ., September 1, 2011 - With the excitement of the 2011 baseball season building this month, Teresa Holder has just made one big winning catch!

Holder, a Jonesboro, Indiana resident and medical center IT Specialist was the winner of Hankook Tire America Corp.'s Great Catch 2011 Ford Explorer Limited Giveaway. The Great Catch giveaway, which had more than 44,000 entries submitted, stayed true to its baseball theme; Soo II Lee, president of Hankook Tire America Corp., presented Holder with the key to her new vehicle on-field before the first pitch of the Detroit Tigers' game versus the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday, August 30th. Holder's husband and Hankook representatives also attended the event.

"I'm really excited to have won," said Holder, a 56 year-old mother and wife. "This is an amazing prize from Hankook, and I definitely know what kind of tires I'll be buying from now on!"

Holder was looking forward to being on-field with the Detroit Tigers players. Following the pre-game presentation ceremony, Holder and her husband joined Hankook's President Lee in a VIP suite to watch the game against the Kansas City Royals. Holder also received a signed baseball from Tigers right fielder Magglio Ordonez.

The Great Catch giveaway is Hankook's third baseball-themed promotion in the past two years, and has been enormously successful as the brand continues to grow in the U.S. Hankook's promotions, along with its growing presence in Major League baseball parks around the country, demonstrate its continued commitment to building its brand awareness among American consumers. "We're focused on investing in promotions, marketing and sponsorship opportunities, allowing us to engage consumers on our way to furthering our status as a top-tier tire company in the U.S.," said President Lee.

The Grand Prize 2011 Ford Explorer Limited comes factory equipped with Hankook's new Optimo H426 Luxury Performance Touring All-Season tires as original equipment. The Optimo H426 includes a unique rib-block design and silica rubber compound to provide a quiet, comfortable ride in all seasons. With its lower rolling resistance and superior tread, the tire provides impressive all-season performance traction and better fuel economy.

The Great Catch Mail-in Rebate program was also available to consumers who purchased four select tires of any size between April 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011 from an authorized Hankook retailer. The tires included in the rebate program were Hankook's top-of-the-line Ventus V12 evo Ultra-High Performance tire, the Ultra-High Performance All-Season Ventus V4 ES, the SUV/Light Truck Performance All-Season Venus AS and the Premium Touring All-Season Optimo H727 which offers consumers a 100,000 mile treadwear warranty, one of the best in the industry.

Building on the success of Great Catch, Hankook launches its 2011 Great Hit promotion Thursday, September 1 with an increase in the rebate offer available to consumers. Consumers who purchase four select tires between September 1 and November 30, 2011 with be eligible for a mail-in rebate of up to $80. Rebate tires include the Ultra-High Performance Hankook Ventus V12 evo, the new for 2011 Luxury Performance Touring All-Season Hankook Optimo H426 and the Performance Touring All-Season Hankook Optimo H727. In addition, Hankook also announced the launch of the Great Hit car giveaway promotion that will award one grand prize winner the keys to a new 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8 Sedan, one of the best selling and award winning luxury sedans on the market today. Consumers can register online for the giveaway at www.hankooktireusa.com/greathit2011 between September 1 and November 30, 2011, and be entered into a random drawing for the grand prize. No purchase necessary.

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