Timken to Increase Prices on Special Bar Quality Products

CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced an increase in non-contract base prices for all special bar quality (SBQ) products depending on size and product specifications as follows:

12-inch size bars and smaller:

For hot-rolled bars, an increase of $40 per ton. 

For single thermal treatment bars, an increase of $50 per ton.

For quench and temper bars, an increase of $60 per ton.

Greater than 12-inch size bars:

For hot-rolled bars, an increase of $60 per ton.

For single thermal treatment bars, an increase of $70 per ton.

For quench and temper bars, an increase of $80 per ton.

These price increases are effective with shipments beginning on Mar. 1, 2011, and apply only to non-contract pricing. Raw material surcharges remain in effect.

About The Timken Company

Timken's Steel Group produces some of the cleanest, highest-quality steels in the world for the most demanding applications. The majority of steel manufactured by Timken is custom-melted to the customer's chemistry and manufacturing specifications in solid round or square bars, seamless tubes or semi-finished parts.

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, http://www.timken.com) keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services, enabling its customers' machinery to perform more efficiently and reliably. With sales of $3.1 billion in 2009, operations in 27 countries/territories and approximately 17,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.

Media Contact: Lorrie Paul Crum, Manager – Global Media and Strategic Communications, Mail Code: GNW-37, 1835 Dueber Avenue, S.W., Canton, OH 44706 U.S.A., Telephone: (330) 471-3514, Mobile: (330) 224-5021, lorrie.crum@timken.com

Investor Contact: Steve Tschiegg, Director – Capital Markets and Investor Relations, Mail Code: GNE-26, 1835 Dueber Avenue, S.W., Canton, OH 44706 U.S.A., Telephone: (330) 471-7446, steve.tschiegg@timken.com

For Additional Information: www.timken.com/media, www.timken.com/investors

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For further information: Media Contact: Lorrie Paul Crum, Manager - Global Media and Strategic Communications, +1-330-471-3514, Mobile: +1-330-224-5021, lorrie.crum@timken.com, or Investor Contact: Steve Tschiegg, Director - Capital Markets and Investor Relations, +1-330-471-7446, steve.tschiegg@timken.com