Executive Performance Plan
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Effective January 1, 2004
This Executive Performance Plan of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (the “Plan”) is intended to
(i) advance the interests of the Company and its shareholders by strengthening the Company’s ability to
attract, retain and reward key personnel and (ii) motivate key personnel to achieve business objectives
established to promote the Company’s long term growth, profitability and success.
For purposes of this Plan, each of the following terms has the indicated meaning:
“Code” means the Internal Revenue Code 1986, as amended from time to time, and regulations and rulings
“Committee” means the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors.
“Company” means The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, its subsidiaries and affiliates.
“Deferred Compensation” means any Performance Award deferred pursuant to Article VIII.
“Disability” or “Disabled” means a Participant is disabled if the Participant receives at least 12 months of the
Company’s Long-Term Disability Benefits for Salaried Employees provided that the definition of disability
under such plan remains in compliance with Treasury Regulation Section 1.409A-3(i)(4).
“Grant” means the number of Units granted by the Committee to a Participant.
“Grant Agreement” means any agreement or other instrument making a Grant and setting forth the
Performance Goals, Performance Measures and Performance Period related to the Grant and such other
terms deemed necessary or appropriate by the Committee.
“Participant” means any salaried employee of the Company selected by the Committee to receive a Grant
under this Plan.
“Performance Award” means the number of Units included in a Grant multiplied by the related Unit Value.
“Performance Goals” means one or more targets, goals or levels of at