Timken to Increase Prices on Special Bar Quality Products

CANTON, Ohio, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today announced it will increase base prices on all special bar quality (SBQ) products by $40 per ton. These price increases are effective with shipments beginning on June 1, 2011 and apply only to non-contract pricing. Raw material surcharges remain in effect.

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About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) keeps the world turning with innovative friction management and power transmission products and services that are critical to help hard-working machinery to perform efficiently and reliably. With sales of $4.1 billion in 2010 and operations in 28 countries with approximately 20,000 people, Timken is Where You Turn® for better performance.

Contacts - Media: Lorrie Paul Crum, Ofc: 330.471.3514; Mob: 330.224.5021. lorrie.crum@timken.com; Investors: Steve Tschiegg, Ofc: 330.471.7446. steve.tschiegg@timken.com, The Timken Company.

SOURCE The Timken Company