Timken Reports Record Third-Quarter Earnings

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR) today reported record third-quarter sales of $1.48 billion, an increase of 18 percent over the same period a year ago. During the quarter, the company benefited from the favorable impact of surcharges, pricing and currency, as well as acquisitions that serve the aerospace and energy market sectors. Strong sales in global industrial markets largely offset the impact of weaker automotive demand.

Third-quarter income from continuing operations was $130.4 million, or $1.35 per diluted share, compared to $41.2 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, in the third quarter a year ago. Excluding special items, income from continuing operations increased 179 percent to $135.8 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2008, compared to $48.6 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2007. Third-quarter earnings exceeded the companys prior estimate of $1.00 to $1.10, principally due to the impact of last-in, first-out (LIFO) accounting, resulting from projected lower raw-material costs, and the timing of raw-material cost recovery.

The record quarterly earnings benefited from raw-material surcharges, pricing and mix, as well as income from LIFO. These benefits were partially offset by higher manufacturing, logistics and material costs in the quarter compared to a year ago. Third-quarter special items, net of tax, included manufacturing rationalization, impairment and restructuring charges totaling $5.4 million, compared to $7.4 million of similar charges in the third quarter of 2007.

Our strategy of shifting our portfolio toward more attractive global industrial markets is clearly delivering results, said James W. Griffith, Timkens president and chief executive officer. While the economy today is unsettled, we still see strong demand for our products from aerospace, energy and heavy industry market sectors, as well as growth in Asia. We continue to take actions to deal with declining automotive demand. Our company is well-positioned to navigate the uncertain markets we face.

During the quarter, the company:

  • Invested $14 million in a new thermal treatment facility at its steel plant in Canton, Ohio, that will increase capacity primarily suited for use in the energy and industrial market sectors;
  • Began production of large-bore bearings at its plant in Wuxi, China, to serve customers in key market sectors including cement, mining, wind energy and rail; and
  • Received an improved corporate debt rating from Moodys Investors Service of Baa3 (investment grade), reflecting the companys strong financial performance and balance sheet.

Total debt at Sept. 30, 2008, was $739.2 million, or 25.1 percent of capital. Net debt at Sept. 30, 2008, was $644.5 million, or 22.6 percent of capital, compared to $693.0 million, or 26.1 percent of capital, at Dec. 31, 2007. The decrease in net debt reflects strong operating cash flow.

In addition to cash and cash equivalents of $94.7 million at Sept. 30, 2008, the company has liquidity available under a $500 million senior credit facility and a $200 million accounts-receivable securitization program. Availability under these committed facilities totaled $563.5 million at Sept. 30, 2008. The company expects to generate positive free cash flow for the remainder of the year and to end 2008 with lower net debt and leverage than last year, providing additional financial capacity to pursue strategic investments.

For the first nine months of 2008, sales were $4.45 billion, an increase of 14 percent from the same period in 2007. Income from continuing operations per diluted share for the first nine months of 2008 was $3.15, compared to $1.79 last year. Special items, net of tax, in the first nine months of 2008 totaled $3.3 million of expense compared to $9.7 million of expense in the prior-year period. These special items included charges related to restructuring, rationalization and impairment, partially offset by a gain on a real-estate divestment associated with a prior plant closure. Excluding special items, income from continuing operations per diluted share in the first nine months of 2008 increased 69 percent to $3.19, versus $1.89 in the same period a year ago.

During the first nine months of 2008, the company benefited from strong industrial market demand, pricing, surcharges, mix and currency, which were partially offset by higher raw-material costs and related LIFO charges, and the impact of lower automotive demand.

Bearings and Power Transmission Group Results

The Bearings and Power Transmission Group had third-quarter sales of $1.00 billion, up 8 percent from $918 million for the same period last year. The group benefited from strong markets within its Process Industries and Aerospace and Defense segments, while Mobile Industries markets were weaker. The group benefited from the favorable impact of the Purdy acquisition, pricing and currency, which were partially offset by weaker demand in the Mobile Industries segment.

Bearings and Power Transmission Group earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) for the third quarter were $98.8 million, up 123 percent from $44.2 million in the third quarter of 2007, benefiting from strong global industrial demand, pricing, shifting capacity to more profitable segments and currency, which were partially offset by high material costs and weakness in automotive markets. The group also experienced higher manufacturing costs associated with serving strong industrial demand, compared to the year-ago period.

For the first nine months of 2008, Bearings and Power Transmission Group sales were $3.11 billion, up 10 percent from the same period a year ago. EBIT for the first nine months of 2008 was $282.4 million, or 9.1 percent of sales, compared to EBIT of $165.9 million, or 5.9 percent of sales, in the first nine months of 2007.

Mobile Industries Segment Results

In the third quarter, Mobile Industries sales were $539.0 million, a decrease of 8 percent from $586.7 million for the same period a year ago. Sales declined as a result of lower demand from the North American and European light-vehicle market sectors. Stronger demand in the heavy-truck and off-highway market sectors and pricing partially offset the drop in light-vehicle demand.

Third-quarter 2008 EBIT was $4.7 million, down 55 percent from $10.4 million in the third quarter of 2007. Results benefited from pricing and mix, which were more than offset by higher material and logistics costs, and the underutilization of manufacturing capacity due to lower demand. In addition, the company continued to increase its accounts-receivable reserves for automotive customers. During the quarter, the company further reduced total employment levels and temporarily idled factories beyond normal seasonal shutdowns in response to weakness in demand.

For the first nine months of 2008, Mobile Industries sales of $1.80 billion were down 1 percent from the same period a year ago. EBIT for the first nine months of 2008 was $45.6 million, or 2.5 percent of sales, compared to EBIT of $55.9 million, or 3.1 percent of sales, in the first nine months of 2007.

The company expects fourth-quarter 2008 Mobile Industries performance to be below the prior-year period, as lower demand in the light-vehicle and rail market sectors and higher raw-material costs are anticipated to more than offset strong pricing compared to 2007. The company expects full-year results to be below 2007 levels for the Mobile Industries segment.

Process Industries Segment Results

Process Industries had third-quarter sales of $346.3 million, up 33 percent from $260.7 million for the same period a year ago. The increase was driven by strong demand across broad industrial market sectors, which was supplied through new capacity coming online and shifting capacity from other market sectors. In addition, the company benefited from strong pricing and currency.

Third-quarter EBIT was $81.7 million, up 144 percent from $33.4 million in the prior-year period. EBIT benefited from strong volume, increased capacity for large-bore products and pricing, partially offset by higher raw-material and manufacturing costs.

For the first nine months of 2008, Process Industries sales were $987.3 million, up 27 percent from the same period a year ago. EBIT for the first nine months of 2008 was $205.1 million, or 20.8 percent of sales, compared to EBIT of $98.8 million, or 12.7 percent of sales, in the first nine months of 2007.

Timken expects to see increased sales and earnings in the Process Industries segment during the fourth-quarter of 2008 compared to 2007, driven by end-market demand, increased capacity and improved pricing.

Aerospace and Defense Segment Results

Aerospace and Defense had third-quarter sales of $110.0 million, up 56 percent from $70.4 million for the same period last year. Approximately half of the increase in sales was driven by the Purdy acquisition, completed in the fourth quarter of last year, with the remainder due to strong demand and favorable pricing.

Third-quarter EBIT was $12.5 million, up significantly from $0.4 million in the prior-year period. Performance benefited from the Purdy acquisition, pricing, volume and improved manufacturing productivity, partially offset by investments in capacity expansions, including the aerospace and precision products plant in Chengdu, China.

For the first nine months of 2008, Aerospace and Defense sales were $317.8 million, up 45 percent from the same period a year ago. The Purdy acquisition accounted for approximately 60 percent of the sales increase. EBIT for the first nine months of 2008 was $31.8 million, or 10.0 percent of sales, compared to EBIT of $11.1 million, or 5.1 percent of sales, in the first nine months of 2007.

Timken expects aerospace demand to remain strong during the fourth quarter and earnings to be comparable with the same period last year.

Steel Group Results

In the third quarter, sales for the Steel Group, including inter-group sales, were $536.5 million, an increase of 41 percent from $381.1 million for the same period last year. The increase was driven by raw-material surcharges, the impact of the Boring Specialties acquisition completed in the first quarter of 2008, and favorable mix as a result of higher demand across all market sectors, except automotive.

Third-quarter EBIT was $133.8 million, up 156 percent from $52.3 million in the prior-year period. Compared to the same period a year ago, results benefited from the timing of surcharges in excess of raw-material costs, and better mix. The rapid decline in material costs at the end of the third quarter resulted in LIFO income, compared to LIFO expense in the third quarter of 2007. These factors more than offset weaker automotive demand and the impact of inflation.

For the first nine months of 2008, Steel Group sales were $1.48 billion, up 25 percent over the first nine months of last year. EBIT for the first nine months of 2008 was $267.5 million, or 18.1 percent of sales, compared to EBIT of $183.7 million, or 15.5 percent of sales in the same period last year.

The company anticipates fourth-quarter Steel Group performance to be below the prior-year period due primarily to raw-material costs not fully offset by surcharges during the quarter and the impact of lower automotive production volumes. The negative impact from material cost recovery is due to timing, as the company benefited from surcharges in excess of its material costs in the third quarter of 2008.

Outlook

The global economic outlook continues to soften, while credit markets are expected to remain constrained. The company is seeing weakness in its North American and Western European markets, while demand in Asia continues to grow at a slower pace. Demand for the companys products in aerospace, energy and heavy industry markets remains relatively strong on a global basis.

The company expects earnings per diluted share for 2008, excluding special items, to be $3.35 to $3.45 for the year and $0.16 to $0.26 for the fourth quarter, compared to $2.40 and $0.51, respectively, for the same periods in 2007. Fourth-quarter expectations are below the companys previous estimate due primarily to the timing of raw-material cost recovery in the Steel Group, which benefited the third quarter, and weaker automotive demand for both Steel and Mobile Industries. The company has reaffirmed its expectation for record full-year earnings.

Conference Call Information

The company will host a conference call for investors and analysts today to discuss financial results.

Conference Call: Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
9 a.m. Eastern Time
Live Dial-In: 800-344-0593 or 706-634-0975
(Call in 10 minutes prior to be included.)
Conference ID: 24735640
Replay Dial-In through Nov. 3, 2008:
800-642-1687 or 706-645-9291
Live Webcast:

www.timken.com/investors

About The Timken Company

The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR, http://www.timken.com) 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 $5.2 billion in 2007, operations in 27 countries and approximately 25,000 employees, Timken is Where You Turn for better performance.

Certain statements in this news release (including statements regarding the company's forecasts, estimates and expectations) that are not historical in nature are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, the statements related to expectations regarding the future performance of the specific reporting segments and the companys financial performance, including the information under the heading Outlook, are forward-looking. The company cautions that actual results may differ materially from those projected or implied in forward-looking statements due to a variety of important factors, including: the finalization of the companys financial statements for the third quarter of 2008; fluctuations in raw-material and energy costs and their impact on the operation of the companys surcharge mechanisms; the impact of the companys LIFO accounting; the companys ability to respond to the changes in its end markets that could affect demand for the companys products, especially in the automotive industry; changes in the global economic and financial markets; changes in the financial health of the companys customers; changes in the expected costs associated with product warranty claims; the impact on operations of general economic conditions, higher raw-material and energy costs, fluctuations in customer demand; and the company's ability to achieve the benefits of its future and ongoing programs and initiatives, including, without limitation, the implementation of its Mobile Industries Segment restructuring program and initiatives and the rationalization of the companys Canton bearing operations. These and additional factors are described in greater detail in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2007, page 40 and in the companys Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008. The company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.

(Unaudited)
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOMEAS REPORTEDADJUSTED (1)
(Dollars in thousands, except share data)Q3 2008 Q3 2007 Nine Months 2008 Nine Months 2007 Q3 2008 Q3 2007 Nine Months 2008 Nine Months 2007
Net sales $1,482,684 $ 1,261,239 $4,452,903 $ 3,894,983 $1,482,684 $ 1,261,239 $4,452,903 $ 3,894,983
Cost of products sold 1,075,595 1,005,448 3,388,291 3,072,631 1,075,595 1,005,448 3,388,291 3,072,631

Manufacturing rationalization/ reorganization expenses - cost of products sold

333 5,382 2,575 27,945 - - - -
Gross Profit$406,756 $ 250,409 $1,062,037 $ 794,407 $407,089 $ 255,791 $1,064,612 $ 822,352
Selling, administrative & general expenses (SG&A) 194,027 169,989 566,517 511,942 194,027 169,989 566,517 511,942

Manufacturing rationalization/ reorganization expenses - SG&A

(369) 852 1,690 2,831 - - - -
(Gain) loss on divestitures - 152 (8) 468 - - - -
Impairment and restructuring 3,330 11,840 8,013 32,870 - - - -
Operating Income$209,768 $ 67,576 $485,825 $ 246,296 $213,062 $ 85,802 $498,095 $ 310,410
Other (expense) (683) (3,933 ) (8,325) (10,753 ) (683) (3,933 ) (8,325) (10,753 )
Special items - other (expense) income (558) 983 19,987 3,355 - - - -
Earnings Before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) (2)$208,527 $ 64,626 $497,487 $ 238,898 $212,379 $ 81,869 $489,770 $ 299,657
Interest expense, net (9,630) (8,317 ) (29,357) (24,886 ) (9,630) (8,317 ) (29,357) (24,886 )

Income From Continuing Operations Before Income Taxes

198,897 56,309 468,130 214,012 202,749 73,552 460,413 274,771
Provision for income taxes 68,484 15,066 164,309 42,914 66,922 24,954 153,317 93,972
Income From Continuing Operations$130,413 $ 41,243 $303,821 $ 171,098 $135,827 $ 48,598 $307,096 $ 180,799

Income from discontinued operations net of income taxes, special items (3)

- - - 665 - - - -
Net Income$130,413 $ 41,243 $303,821 $ 171,763 $135,827 $ 48,598 $307,096 $ 180,799
Earnings Per Share - Continuing Operations $1.36 $ 0.43 $3.18 $ 1.81 $1.42 $ 0.51 $3.21 $ 1.91
Earnings Per Share - Discontinued Operations - - - 0.01 - - - -
Earnings Per Share$1.36 $ 0.43 $3.18 $ 1.82 $1.42 $ 0.51 $3.21 $ 1.91
Diluted Earnings Per Share - Continuing Operations $1.35 $ 0.43 $3.15 $ 1.79 $1.41 $ 0.51 $3.19 $ 1.89

Diluted Earnings Per Share - Discontinued Operations

- - - 0.01 - - - -
Diluted Earnings Per Share$1.35 $ 0.43 $3.15 $ 1.80 $1.41 $ 0.51 $3.19 $ 1.89
Average Shares Outstanding 95,878,978 95,029,369 95,574,420 94,494,531 95,878,978 95,029,369 95,574,420 94,494,531
Average Shares Outstanding-assuming dilution 96,468,621 96,095,860 96,314,814 95,483,420 96,468,621 96,095,860 96,314,814 95,483,420
BUSINESS SEGMENTS
(Dollars in thousands) (Unaudited)Q3 2008 Q3 2007

Nine Months
2008

Nine Months
2007

Mobile Industries Segment

Net sales to external customers $538,967 $ 586,736 $1,802,457 $ 1,828,688
Adjusted earnings (loss) before interest and taxes (EBIT) (2) 4,673 10,401 45,599 $ 55,905
Adjusted EBIT Margin (2) 0.9% 1.8 % 2.5% 3.1 %

Process Industries Segment

Net sales to external customers $345,482 $ 260,062 $985,198 $ 774,676
Intergroup sales 784 600 2,063 1,451
Total net sales $346,266 $ 260,662 $987,261 $ 776,127
Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) (2) 81,678 33,414 205,056 $ 98,837
Adjusted EBIT Margin (2) 23.6% 12.8 % 20.8% 12.7 %

Aerospace and Defense Segment

Net sales to external customers $109,987 $ 70,429 $317,795 $ 218,513
Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) (2) 12,489 425 31,792 $ 11,117
Adjusted EBIT Margin (2) 11.4% 0.6 % 10.0% 5.1 %

Total Bearings and Power Transmission Group

Net sales to external customers $994,436 $ 917,227 $3,105,450 $ 2,821,877
Intergroup sales 784 600 2,063 1,451
Total net sales $995,220 $ 917,827 $3,107,513 $ 2,823,328
Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) (2) 98,840 44,240 282,447 165,859
Adjusted EBIT Margin (2) 9.9% 4.8 % 9.1% 5.9 %

Steel Group (3)

Net sales to external customers $488,248 $ 344,012 $1,347,453 $ 1,073,106
Intergroup sales 48,291 37,100 133,002 109,067
Total net sales $536,539 $ 381,112 $1,480,455 $ 1,182,173
Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) (2) 133,802 52,278 267,499 183,692
Adjusted EBIT Margin (2) 24.9% 13.7 % 18.1% 15.5 %
Unallocated corporate expense(19,039) (14,370 ) (54,767) (48,124 )
Intergroup eliminations income (expense) (4) ($1,224) ($279 ) ($5,409) (1,770 )

Consolidated

Net sales to external customers $1,482,684 $ 1,261,239 $4,452,903 $ 3,894,983
Adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) (2) $212,379 $ 81,869 $489,770 $ 299,657
Adjusted EBIT Margin (2) 14.3% 6.5 % 11.0% 7.7 %

(1) "Adjusted" statements exclude the impact of impairment and
    restructuring, manufacturing rationalization/reorganization and
    special charges and credits for all periods shown.

(2) EBIT is defined as operating income plus other income
    (expense). EBIT Margin is EBIT as a percentage of net sales.
    EBIT and EBIT margin on a segment basis exclude certain special
    items set forth above. EBIT and EBIT Margin are important
    financial measures used in the management of the business,
    including decisions concerning the allocation of resources and
    assessment of performance. Management believes that reporting
    EBIT and EBIT Margin best reflect the performance of the
    company's business segments and EBIT disclosures are responsive
    to investors.

(3) Discontinued Operations reflects the Dec. 8, 2006 sale of
    Timken Latrobe Steel. Steel Group Net sales and Adjusted EBIT
    have been changed to exclude Timken Latrobe Steel for all
    periods. Income From Discontinued Operations Net of Income
    Taxes, Special Items includes the gain on sale.

(4) Intergroup eliminations represent intergroup profit or loss
    between the Steel Group and the Bearings and Power Transmission
    Group.

Reconciliation of GAAP net income and EPS - diluted.

This reconciliation is provided as additional relevant information
about the company's performance. Management believes adjusted net
income and adjusted earnings per share are more representative of
the company's performance and therefore useful to investors.
Management also believes that it is appropriate to compare GAAP net
income to adjusted net income in light of special items related to
impairment and restructuring and manufacturing rationalization/
reorganization costs, Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act
(CDSOA) receipts, and gain/loss on the sale of non-strategic assets.

Third QuarterNine Months
2008 2007 2008 2007
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)$EPS (1) $ EPS (1) $EPS (1) $ EPS (1)
Net income $130,413$1.35 $ 41,243 $ 0.43 $303,821$3.15 $ 171,763 $ 1.80
Pre-tax special items:

Manufacturing rationalization/reorganization expenses - cost of products sold

333- 5,382 0.06 2,5750.03 27,945 0.29
Manufacturing rationalization/reorganization expenses - SG&A (369)- 852 0.01 1,6900.02 2,831 0.03
(Gain) loss on divestiture -- 152 - (8)- 468 -
Impairment and restructuring 3,3300.03 11,840 0.12 8,0130.08 32,870 0.34
Special items - other expense (income) 5580.01 (983 ) (0.01 ) (19,987)(0.21) (3,355 ) (0.04 )
Provision for income taxes (2) 1,5620.02 (9,888 ) (0.10 ) 10,9920.11 (51,058 ) (0.53 )

Income from discontinued operations net of income taxes, special items (3)

-- - - -- (665 ) (0.01 )
Adjusted net income $135,827$1.41 $ 48,598 $ 0.51 $307,096$3.19 $ 180,799 $ 1.89
(1) EPS amounts will not sum due to rounding differences.

(2) Provision for income taxes includes the tax effect of pre-tax
    special items on our effective tax rate, as well as the impact
    of discrete tax items recorded during the respective periods.

(3) Discontinued Operations relates to the sale of Latrobe Steel on
    Dec. 8, 2006.

Reconciliation of GAAP income from continuing operations and EPS - diluted.

This reconciliation is provided as additional relevant information
about the company's performance. Management believes adjusted income
from continuing operations and adjusted earnings per share are more
representative of the company's performance and therefore useful to
investors. Management also believes that it is appropriate to
compare GAAP income from continuing operations to adjusted income
from continuing operations in light of special items related to
impairment and restructuring and manufacturing rationalization/
reorganization costs, Continued Dumping and Subsidy Offset Act
(CDSOA) receipts, and gain/loss on the sale of non-strategic assets.

Third QuarterNine Months
2008 2007 2008 2007
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)$EPS (1)$ EPS (1) $EPS (1) $ EPS (1)
Income from continuing operations $130,413$1.35 $ 41,243 $ 0.43 $303,821$3.15 $ 171,098 $ 1.79
Pre-tax special items:

Manufacturing rationalization/reorganization expenses - cost of products sold

333- 5,382 0.06 2,5750.03 27,945 0.29
Manufacturing rationalization/reorganization expenses - SG&A (369)- 852 0.01 1,6900.02 2,831 0.03
(Gain) loss on divestiture -- 152 - (8)- 468 -
Impairment and restructuring 3,3300.03 11,840 0.12 8,0130.08 32,870 0.34
Special items - other expense (income) 5580.01 (983 ) (0.01 ) (19,987)(0.21) (3,355 ) (0.04 )
Provision for income taxes (2) 1,5620.02 (9,888 ) (0.10 ) 10,9920.11 (51,058 ) (0.53 )
Adjusted income from continuing operations $135,827$1.41 $ 48,598 $ 0.51 $307,096$3.19 $ 180,799 $ 1.89
(1) EPS amounts will not sum due to rounding differences.

(2) Provision for income taxes includes the tax effect of pre-tax
    special items on our effective tax rate, as well as the impact
    of discrete tax items recorded during the respective periods.

Reconciliation of Outlook Information.

Expected earnings per diluted share for the 2008 full year exclude
special items. Examples of such special items include impairment and
restructuring, manufacturing rationalization/reorganization expenses,
gain/loss on the sale of non-strategic assets and payments under the
CDSOA. It is not possible at this time to identify the potential
amount or significance of these special items. Management cannot
predict whether the company will receive any additional payments
under the CDSOA in 2008 and if so, in what amount.

Reconciliation of GAAP Income from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes

This reconciliation is provided as additional relevant information
about the company's performance. Management believes Consolidated
adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) and Total
Bearings and Power Transmission Group adjusted EBIT are more
representative of the company's performance and therefore useful to
investors. Management also believes that it is appropriate to
compare GAAP Income from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes
to Consolidated adjusted EBIT in light of special items related to
impairment and restructuring and manufacturing
rationalization/reorganization costs, Continued Dumping and Subsidy
Offset Act (CDSOA) receipts, and gain/loss on the sale of
non-strategic assets.

Third QuarterNine Months
2008 2007 2008 2007
(Thousands of U.S. dollars) (Unaudited)$ $ $ $
Income from Continuing Operations before Income Taxes $198,897 $ 56,309 $468,130 $ 214,012
Pre-tax reconciling items:
Interest expense 11,124 10,697 33,764 30,421
Interest (income) (1,494) (2,380 ) (4,407) (5,535 )

Manufacturing rationalization/ reorganization expenses - cost of products sold

333 5,382 2,575 27,945

Manufacturing rationalization/ reorganization expenses - SG&A

(369) 852 1,690 2,831
(Gain) loss on divestiture - 152 (8) 468
Impairment and restructuring 3,330 11,840 8,013 32,870
Special items - other expense (income) 558 (983 ) (19,987) (3,355 )
Consolidated adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) $212,379 $ 81,869 $489,770 $ 299,657
Steel Group adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) (133,802) (52,278 ) (267,499) (183,692 )
Unallocated corporate expense 19,039 14,370

54,767

48,124
Intergroup eliminations expense (income) 1,224 279 5,409 1,770
Total Bearings and Power Transmission Group adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT)
$98,840 $ 44,240 $282,447 $ 165,859
Reconciliation of Total Debt to Net Debt and the Ratio of Net Debt to Capital:
(Dollars in thousands) (Unaudited)Sept. 30, 2008Dec. 31, 2007
Short-term debt $217,313 $ 142,568
Long-term debt 521,896 580,587
Total Debt 739,209 723,155
Less: Cash and cash equivalents (94,709) (30,144 )
Net Debt $644,500 $ 693,011
Shareholders' equity $2,206,702 $ 1,960,669
Ratio of Total Debt to Capital 25.1% 26.9 %
Ratio of Net Debt to Capital (Leverage) 22.6% 26.1 %

This reconciliation is provided as additional relevant information
about Timken's financial position. Capital is defined as total debt
plus shareholder's equity.

Management believes Net Debt is more indicative of Timken's
financial position, due to the amount of cash and cash equivalents.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(Dollars in thousands) (Unaudited)

Sept. 30,
2008

Dec 31,
2007

ASSETS
Cash & cash equivalents $ 94,709 $ 30,144
Accounts receivable 814,702 748,483
Inventories 1,297,928 1,087,712
Other current assets 169,993 178,912
Total Current Assets2,377,332 2,045,251
Property, plant & equipment 1,733,445 1,722,081
Goodwill 273,474 271,784
Other assets 322,868 340,121
Total Assets$ 4,707,119 $ 4,379,237
LIABILITIES
Accounts payable & other liabilities $ 535,693 $ 528,052
Short-term debt 217,313 142,568
Income taxes 61,239 21,787
Accrued expenses 240,650 212,015
Total Current Liabilities1,054,895 904,422
Long-term debt 521,896 580,587
Accrued pension cost 145,619 169,364
Accrued postretirement benefits cost 656,932 662,379
Other non-current liabilities 121,075 101,816
Total Liabilities2,500,417 2,418,568
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY2,206,702 1,960,669
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity$ 4,707,119 $ 4,379,237

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the three months ended

For the nine months ended

(Dollars in thousands) (Unaudited)

Sept. 30,
2008

Sept. 30,
2007

Sept. 30,
2008

Sept. 30,
2007

Cash Provided (Used)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net Income $130,413 $ 41,243 $303,821 $ 171,763
Earnings from discontinued operations - - - (665 )

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization 61,005 58,120 178,085 160,595
Pension and other postretirement expense 20,539 30,321 64,479 90,792
Pension and other postretirement benefit payments (15,340) (40,440 ) (57,121) (138,984 )
Accounts receivable 62,641 36,320 (70,152) (39,937 )
Inventories (101,877) (23,248 ) (222,560) (34,766 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 40,381 (14,741 ) 95,338 (38,084 )
Other 16,947 7,981 6,174 14,800
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities - Continuing Operations 214,709 95,556 298,064 185,514
Net Cash (Used) Provided by Operating Activities - Discontinued Operations - - - 665
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities214,709 95,556 298,064 186,179
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital expenditures (58,851) (71,395 ) (186,298) (196,374 )
Other 5,928 1,638 34,063 13,595
Divestments - - - -
Acquisitions (272) - (57,178) (1,523 )
Net Cash Used by Investing Activities(53,195) (69,757 ) (209,413) (184,302 )
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Cash dividends paid to shareholders (17,374) (16,281 ) (50,083) (46,682 )
Net proceeds from common share activity 1,171 6,342 16,879 36,987
Net borrowings (payments) on credit facilities (106,678) (7,006 ) 20,462 (14,859 )
Net Cash (Used) Provided by Financing Activities(122,881) (16,945 ) (12,742) (24,554 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash (18,659) 5,574 (11,344) 9,372
Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents19,974 14,428 64,565 (13,305 )
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period74,735 73,339 30,144 101,072
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period$94,709 $ 87,767 $94,709 $ 87,767

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The Timken Company
Media Contact:
Jeff Dafler, 330-471-3514
Manager Global Media & Government Relations
Facsimile: 330-471-7032
jeff.dafler@timken.com
or
Investor Contact:
Steve Tschiegg, 330-471-7446
Director Capital Markets & Investor Relations
Facsimile: 330-471-2797
steve.tschiegg@timken.com
or
For Additional Information:
www.timken.com/media
www.timken.com/investors

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