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MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® SSL NAMED A 2013 SILVER EDISON AWARD WINNER


Michelin TWEEL Recognized in Transportation Category; Awards Celebrate 26 Years of Honoring Innovators and Innovation

Greenville, SC, April 26, 2013

Michelin North America, Inc. has received the Silver Award in the Transportation category at the 2013 Edison Awards™ for the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® SSL. The award was presented during the internationally renowned Edison Awards ceremony held at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

The awards, which were presented in 12 categories, symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison. Celebrating 26 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, hundreds of senior executives joined some of the world’s most recognized companies to acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all 2013 Edison Award winners.

"Michelin is extremely honored to have been recognized with such an important group of recipients," said Tim Fulton, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. "We continue to be surprised and encouraged at the extent to which the innovation is generating excitement across many vehicle segments; the receptivity has been very strong and positive."

The TWEEL® is Michelin’s highly advanced airless radial tire that is currently being sold in the marketplace for use on skid vehicles used in the construction, landscaping, contracting, refuse/recycling and agricultural industries. This non-pneumatic tire uses traditional radial tire technology but requires no air, thereby eliminating the risk of a "flat tire"

About the Edison Awards™

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

About Michelin

Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin designs, manufactures and sells tires for every type of vehicle, including airplanes, automobiles, bicycles, earthmovers, farm equipment, heavy-duty trucks and motorcycles. The company also publishes travel guides, hotel and restaurant guides, maps and road atlases. Headquartered in Greenville, S.C., Michelin North America (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,300 and operates 18 major manufacturing plants in 16 locations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Contact:

Mary Ann Kotlarich
Michelin North America
864-458-4884