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Timken Receives Payment Under U.S. Trade Law

 CANTON, Ohio, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Timken Company has been notified by the U.S. Government it will receive an additional $7.7 million payment under the U.S. Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act (CDSOA).

This amount is Timken's portion of the payment related to the Torrington bearing business acquired by Timken in February 2003. Timken will use the proceeds of the payment to continue reducing debt levels.

The CDSOA provides for distribution of monies collected by U.S. Customs from antidumping cases to qualifying domestic producers where the domestic producers have continued to invest in their technology, equipment and people.


The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, is a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered bearings and alloy steels and a provider of related products and services with operations in 29 countries. The company recorded 2003 sales of $3.8 billion and employed approximately 26,000 at year-end.


Media Contact: Carol A. Titus, Communications Manager, (330) 471-3757,, or visit

Investor Contact: Kevin R. Beck, Manager - Investor Relations, (330) 471-7181,

SOURCE  The Timken Company
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    /CONTACT:  Media, Carol A. Titus, Communications Manager, +1-330-471-3757,
or, or Investor, Kevin R. Beck, Manager - Investor
Relations, +1-330-471-7181, or, both of The Timken
              PRN Photo Desk,
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CO:  Timken Company
ST:  Ohio

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