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Horizon Global Appoints Jay Goldbaum as General Counsel

TROY, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Horizon Global Corporation (NYSE: HZN), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment, today announced the promotion of Jay Goldbaum to the Company’s general counsel.

With his elevation to the general counsel role at Horizon Global, Goldbaum is now responsible for leading the Company’s global corporate development function, and will continue to lead the Company’s legal and compliance functions. He most recently served as Horizon Global’s legal director and, prior to joining Horizon Global, Goldbaum served as associate general counsel – commercial law for TriMas Corporation.

“I am exceptionally pleased to recognize Jay’s contributions to the Company with his promotion to an expanded role with the Company,” commented Mark Zeffiro, president and chief executive officer of Horizon Global. His dedication to moving the Company forward and leading the legal function at Horizon Global, paired with his in-house and outside counsel experience, make Jay the right leader for this important role. He is a well-rounded executive with a global perspective who has demonstrated an impressive track record executing against our global business strategy, driving our corporate development activity and protecting the Company’s intellectual property. The entire Horizon Global management team and our Board of Directors look forward to working closely with Jay in his expanded role as our Company continues to progress on its key financial priorities and furthers its focus on delivering shareholder value.”

“Horizon Global is one of the very best towing and trailering companies in the world,” commented Goldbaum. The Company’s innovative products and technologies and its impressive portfolio of brands contribute to the global team’s efforts to deliver products that perform for our customers around the globe. I am very pleased by the vote of confidence from Mark and our Board of Directors, and I am excited to accept this expanded role and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for our Company.”

Goldbaum earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Law in East Lansing, Michigan.

About Horizon Global

Horizon Global is the #1 designer, manufacturer and distributor of a wide variety of high-quality, custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products in North America, Australia and Europe. The Company serves OEMs, retailers, dealer networks and the end consumer as the category leader in the automotive, leisure and agricultural market segments. Horizon provides its customers with outstanding products and services that reflect the Company's commitment to market leadership, innovation and operational excellence. The Company’s mission is to utilize forward-thinking technology to develop and deliver best-in-class products for our customers, engage with our employees and realize value creation for our shareholders.

Horizon Global is home to some of the world’s most recognized brands in the towing and trailering industry, including: BULLDOG, Draw-Tite, Fulton, Hayman Reese, Reese, ROLA, Tekonsha, and Westfalia. Horizon Global has approximately 4,700 employees in 67 facilities across 21 countries.

For more information, please visit www.horizonglobal.com.

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Horizon Global Corporation
Christi Cowdin
Director of Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
(248) 593-8810
ccowdin@horizonglobal.com

Source: Horizon Global Corporation