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Timken to Increase Prices on Special Bar Quality Products

CANTON, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 18, 2007--The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR) today announced it will increase base prices on hot-rolled, cold-finished and single-thermal-treated special bar quality (SBQ) products by $30 per ton. This price increase is effective with shipments beginning on Dec. 1, 2007.


Raw material surcharges will remain in effect.


Price increases for double- and triple-thermal-treated product announced in June 2007 remain in effect and are not affected by this announcement.


About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, keeps the world turning, with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services, enabling our customers to perform faster and more efficiently. With sales of $5.0 billion in 2006, operations in 26 countries and approximately 25,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn(TM) for better performance.


CONTACT: The Timken Company 
Media Contact:
Jeff Dafler, 330-471-3514
Manager - Global Media &
Government Relations
Facsimile: 330-471-4118
Investor Contact:
Steve Tschiegg, 330-471-7446
Manager - Investor Relations
Facsimile: 330-471-2797
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SOURCE: The Timken Company