. . . EXHIBIT 4.3 COMMON STOCK COMMON STOCK NUMBER SHARES [M ] [ ] INCORPORATED UNDER THE [GOODYEAR GRAPHIC] LAWS OF THE STATE OF OHIO THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY THIS CERTIFICATE IS TRANSFERABLE IN NEW YORK, NY, CANTON, MA AND JERSEY CITY, NJ. SEE REVERSE FOR CERTAIN DEFINITIONS CUSIP 382550 10 1 THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT is the owner of FULL-PAID AND NON-ASSESSABLE SHARES WITHOUT PAR VALUE OF THE COMMON STOCK OF The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, transferable on the books of the Corporation in person or by duly authorized attorney upon surrender of this certificate properly endorsed. This certificate is not valid until countersigned by the Transfer Agent and registered by the Registrar. WITNESS the seal of the Corporation and the signatures of its duly authorized officers. Dated: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company BY /s/ C. Thomas Harvie /s/ Robert J. Keegan SECRETARY CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Countersigned and Registered: EQUISERVE TRUST COMPANY, N.A. Transfer Agent and Registrar, BY /s/ Stephen Cesso Authorized Signature [THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY SEAL] BANKNOTE CORPORATION OF AMERICA
THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY WILL MAIL, WITHOUT CHARGE, TO THE REGISTERED HOLDER OF THIS CERTIFICATE A COPY OF THE EXPRESS TERMS (AS SET FORTH IN THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION AND THE CODE OF REGULATIONS OF THE CORPORATION) OF THE SHARES OF THE COMMON STOCK OF THE CORPORATION AND OF OTHER CLASSES OR SERIES OF SHARES, IF ANY, WHICH THE CORPORATION IS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE WITHIN FIVE DAYS AFTER RECEIPT OF A WRITTEN REQUEST THEREFOR, ADDRESSED TO THE SECRETARY OF THE CORPORATION, AKRON, OHIO 44316. This certificate also evidences and entitles the holder hereof to certain Rights as set forth in a Rights Agreement between THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY and EQUISERVE TRUST COMPANY, N.A., as Rights Agent, dated as of June 4, 1996 (the "Rights Agreement"), as amended and restated, the terms of which are hereby incorporated herein by reference and a copy of which is on file at the principal executive offices of THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY. Under certain circumstances, as set forth in the Rights Agreement, such Rights will be evidenced by separate certificates and will no longer be evidenced by this certificate. THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY will mail to the holder of this certificate a copy of the Rights Agreement (as in effect on the date of mailing) without charge promptly after receipt of a written request therefor. Under certain circumstances, Rights which are or were beneficially owned by Acquiring Persons or their Affiliates or Associates (as such terms are defined in the Rights Agreement), and any subsequent holder of such Rights, may become null and void. Explanation of Abbreviations: The following abbreviations, when used in the inscription on the face of this certificate, shall be construed as though they were written out in full according to applicable laws or regulations: TEN COM as tenants in common JT TEN as joint tenants with TEN ENT as tenants by the right of survivorship entireties and not as tenants in common UNIF GIFT Uniform Gifts to MIN ACT Minors Act Additional abbreviations may also be used though not in the above list. ================================================================================ ASSIGNMENT For value received, __________ hereby sell, assign and transfer unto (Please Print or Type Name and Address of Assignee) Name Insert here Social Security or Other Identifying Number of Assignee ------------------------------------ - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Street --------------- SHARES - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- City, State and Zip Code ================================================================================ (Please Print or Type Name and Address of Assignee) Name Insert here Social Security or Other Identifying Number of Assignee ------------------------------------ - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Street --------------- SHARES - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- City, State and Zip Code ================================================================================ of the capital stock represented by the within Certificate and do hereby irrevocably constitute and appoint _____________________________________________ ______________________________________ Attorney to transfer the said stock on the books of the within named Corporation with full power of substitution in the premises. Issue certificate to the same owner as shown on the face of this certificate for any shares not assigned above. ------------- SHARES ------------- ------------- Dated ----------------------------- X -------------------------------------------- (The signature here must correspond with the name as written upon the face of the certificate in every particular, without alteration or enlargement or any charge whatever.) SIGNATURE GUARANTEED: