This excerpt taken from the GT 8-K filed Jun 24, 2005.
Item 5.04 Temporary Suspension of Trading Under Registrant's Employee Benefit Plans.
On June 24, 2005, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company ("Goodyear") sent a notice to its executive officers and directors informing them that a blackout period with respect to The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Employee Savings Plan for Salaried Employees, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company Employee Savings Plan for Bargaining Unit Employees, and the Goodyear Dunlop Tires North America, Ltd. Savings Plan for Bargaining Unit employees (collectively, the "401(k) Plans") will begin as of the close of market on July 22, 2005 and end during the week of August 7, 2005. A copy of the notice, which includes the information specified in Rule 104(b) of Regulation BTR, is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference. The blackout period is being implemented in connection with the change of the recordkeeper of the 401(k) Plans. This transition will temporarily prevent participants in the 401(k) Plans from engaging in transactions in Goodyear common stock in their individual accounts under the 401(k) Plans.