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COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE TEAM

 COOPER TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY ELECTS NEW EXECUTIVE TEAM
 FINDLAY, Ohio, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick W. Rooney and J.


Alec Reinhardt have been elected by the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company (NYSE: CTB) board of directors to new positions with the company upon the retirement of William T. Fitzgerald. The announcement was made by Ivan W. Gorr, chairman, at the conclusion of a regular board meeting today.
 Pat Rooney, 56, was elected president and chief operating officer of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, reporting to the chairman and chief executive officer, Ivan Gorr. Rooney will retain his responsibilities as president of the company's tire division.
 Alec Reinhardt, 49, was elected executive vice president of the company and will also report to Gorr. He will continue as chief financial officer of the company. Reinhardt will assume additional management responsibilities with Robert C. Gasser, president of the company's engineered products division, reporting to him.
 Pat Rooney began his career with Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in 1956 as a sales trainee. In 1958, he became a territory sales representative and in 1960 was named manager of tread rubber sales. In 1965, he became general sales manager of the Cooper brand and was elected vice president in 1969. In 1984, he was given responsibility for all tire division sales, and in 1987 was elected vice president -- marketing for Cooper's tire operations. He was elected president of the company's tire division and a director of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company in 1990.
 Pat is a graduate of the University of Findlay, has attended many American Management Association seminars, and is a graduate of the advanced management program at Harvard University. He is a member of Rotary International and is on the boards of Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, University of Findlay, The Ohio Bank and the Community Improvement Corporation.
 Alec Reinhardt was elected chief financial officer and director of Cooper in 1983. He served as vice president since 1982 and served as secretary from 1977 to 1986 and as general counsel from 1976 to 1983. Prior to joining the company in 1976, he had been secretary and assistant general counsel of White Motor Corporation and had previous experience as an attorney in private practice and as an electronics engineer with the U.S. Air Force.
 Alec graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor of science in electrical engineering and holds a masters degree in business administration and a law degree from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. He is a director of The Fifth Third Bank of Northwestern Ohio, N.A., a trustee of Blanchard Valley Health Association and a past president of the Findlay Rotary Club.
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 /CONTACT: Art Bakaitis of Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, 419-424-4370/
 (CTB) CO: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company ST: Ohio IN: AUT SU: PER CG -- CL011 -- 4455 11/14/91 12:56 EST
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