Pirelli Tyre: Francesco Gori re-elected President of the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturer's Association

Environmental protection, road safety and increased competitiveness are the guidelines of the three-year mandate Francesco Gori, CEO and Managing Director of Pirelli Tyre, has been re-elected President of ETRMA, the European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association. Mr. Gori will serve his second consecutive three-year term and will remain in office until 2011. The association elected as its Vice President Patrick Lepercq, Vice-President, Public Affairs, of Michelin. "Environmental protection, road safety and increased competitiveness are the priorities of the Association," said Mr. Gori. "The decision for continuity emphasizes the Association's determination to strengthen the commitment of our industry to the key themes we focused on in the previous mandate, with good results. We foresee important challenges such as the evolution of markets and of the European regulatory scenario, which will transform our industry in coming years. In this scenario, ETRMA plans to make a fundamental contribution to positive growth of the European mobility industry." ETRMA (European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers' Association) represents 4.200 companies from the tyre and rubber industry (ranging from pharmaceutical to baby care), with turnover exceeding €49 billion and, 360,000 people employed.