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March 15, 2019 San José, Costa Rica

Bridgestone Companies in Costa Rica were Recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute

Bridgestone Costa Rica Great Place to Work Award

The companies of the Bridgestone Corporation in Costa Rica, made up of the production plant located in Belén, the Shared Services Center in Heredia, and Firestone Industrial Products in Turrialba, were recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute, as the best companies to work for in the 2019 ranking in Central America and the Caribbean.

Teammates positively rated the dimension of pride, because they feel identified with the way in which companies contribute to society, the stability they offer and the prestige within the market.

"The diagnosis in the company's Climate and Culture, marks the achievements of the continuous improvement process in terms of teammate’s development, work environment and benefits for our employees." said Erick Herrera, Country Manager of Bridgestone Costa Rica. "At Bridgestone, we recognize that the workforce is critical, we know that our team is committed to the company and recognizes the efforts we make to provide an excellent workplace."

The results of the survey allow Bridgestone companies to demonstrate that they have the conditions to attract and retain talent, as well as to keep their human resources motivated and oriented to fulfill both their professional and business objectives.

The organizations have established policies, procedures and programs that strengthen the labor relationship and make the employee feel respected and appreciated, this translates into proud, motivated, responsible, happy workers with a high sense of belonging.

Great Place to Work® diagnosis contains a total of 58 items to evaluate, which are divided into five different dimensions: credibility, respect, impartiality, pride and companionship.

After obtaining this distinction, Bridgestone companies reaffirm their commitment to Serve Society with Superior Quality, while consolidating themselves as market leaders and best companies to work in Central America and the Caribbean.

About Bridgestone Costa Rica, S.A.:

Bridgestone Costa Rica, SA (BSCR) is a subsidiary of the Bridgestone Latin America North (BS-LAN) business unit, which is part of the Bridgestone America Tire Division (BATO LA) and Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations (BATO), headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. BSCR was established and built its first tire in 1967 in La Ribera de Belen, in the province of Heredia. The facility manufactures passenger, light truck, truck and bus, and agricultural tires. BSCR also markets small off road tires throughout Costa Rica and has sales responsibilities for Central America and the Caribbean Islands.

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