The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   June 18, 2018

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Ohio 1-1927 34-0253240
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
200 Innovation Way, Akron, Ohio   44316-0001
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   330-796-2121

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]

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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On June 18, 2018, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (the "Company") and Laura Thompson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, entered into a Consulting Agreement, pursuant to which Ms. Thompson will provide consulting services to the Company following her retirement on March 31, 2019.

The Consulting Agreement’s term will run for fifteen months, from April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020, and Ms. Thompson will be paid $250,000 per quarter for the consulting services provided by her thereunder. In addition, Ms. Thompson will be reimbursed for documented out-of-pocket expenses incurred by her in connection with the consulting services and for premiums for retiree medical family coverage under the Company’s retiree medical plan.

A copy of the Consulting Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit 10.1.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibit 10.1 – Consulting Agreement, dated June 18, 2018, between the Company and Laura K. Thompson.

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Consulting Agreement, dated June 18, 2018, between the Company and Laura K. Thompson

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
June 22, 2018   By:   David L. Bialosky
        Name: David L. Bialosky
        Title: Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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