Special Legal Note - 06/2011

Bridgestone has recently been made aware that certain individuals and companies have claimed to represent Bridgestone while using Bridgestone's name and past experience to enter into project partnerships, and to bid on international projects.  The apparent purpose of this illegal activity is to obtain fees and expenses from the other project participants.  This has been done without the approval or permission of Bridgestone.

To avoid any possible recurrence of this illegal activity, if you have been contacted by anyone claiming to represent Bridgestone, if in any doubt, prior to entering into any agreement, partnership agreement or project bid, please contact Bridgestone at or +1-610-388-6191.

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Abdramane Toure – Special Consultant Africa Projects

Abdramane has over 35 years of senior management experience in various public and private sector entities in Africa and the USA.  Since 2006 he has worked with Bridgestone as a special consultant on the identification and development of power project opportunities in his native Africa, and in particular, on projects in Liberia and Mali.

Abdramane served as managing director for two commodities trading companies operating in the USA, Cote d’Ivoire and Liberia.  He also served as Operations Manager for a large Afro Indonesian logging and wood processing company with annual production of around 1.2 million cubes of log.  As a private consultant, Abdramane played a key role in the successful negotiation of a BOOT concession agreement between the state of Cote d’Ivoire and an international company for the realization of a livestock market-abattoir complex (slaughter house) in Abidjan.

From 1979 to 1989, Abdramane served as Central Director for the Social Security Fund of Cote d’Ivoire directly responsible for the strategic planning of financial resources including investment activities and project management.  He also once headed the legal department at the Social Security Fund.  He holds Bachelor degrees in both corporate law and economics from the University of Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and an MSc in Actuarial Science from the University of Iowa, Iowa City.  He also holds the part 3 exam from the Society of Actuaries.



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