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MICHELIN® EXPANDS LATEST SMARTWAY-VERIFIED X ONE® AND TIRE AND RETREAD OFFERING

New MICHELIN® X® One® Energy T tire and retread deliver breakthrough reduction in irregular wear for regional operations

LAVAL, QUEBEC, JULY 14, 2015 - Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America Inc., is launching the 455/55R22.5 MICHELIN® X® One® MultiTM Energy T, a next generation wide-base single trailer tire for regional operations that is U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay verified. Complementing the previously launched 445/50R22.5, this addition to the X One family delivers a significant reduction in irregular wear and outstanding fuel economy, all while allowing fleets to carry more than 317 kg (700 pounds) of additional freight versus dual applications.

The MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T Pre-Mold retread is also now available in two sizes, 375/425 and 385/435. The trailer retread is SmartWay-verified and features Advanced Technology™ Compounds for a 7 percent reduction in rolling resistance (1). In addition to microsipes and a solid shoulder to fight irregular wear, the retread has 15/32nds tread depth for outstanding removal mileage.

"Whether in its first life or as a retread, the MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T offers the right balance of fuel efficiency, weight savings and long tread life in regional applications," said Bianca Hogan, director of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires. "The latest X One introductions continue our leadership in wide-base single innovation and provide an attractive total cost of ownership throughout the tire lifecycle."

The new MICHELIN X One Multi Energy T offering replaces the existing MICHELIN X One XTE products.

(1) The 7 percent rolling resistance increase for this product is compared with the MICHELIN X One XTE.


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, Inc. (www.michelin-us.com) employs more than 22,750 and operates 20 major manufacturing plants. To learn more about truck tires, visit www.michelintruck.com.

Contact:
Irene Aguzzi
Michelin North America
514-475-7684
irene.aguzzi@ca.michelin.com

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