Libbey Inc. Names New General Manager of International Operations

11/06/2009

Roberto Rubio Named Vice President, General Manager, International Operations

TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Libbey Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LYBI) announced today that Roberto Rubio is being appointed to the position of Vice President, General Manager, International Operations. Mr. Rubio joined Libbey's senior executive team as Vice President, Managing Director, Libbey Mexico on July 1, 2009, after 29 years at Vitro S.A. of Monterrey, Mexico. He replaces Kenneth G. Wilkes who recently left Libbey to pursue other career interests.

Commenting on the new assignment for Mr. Rubio, John F. Meier, Libbey chairman and chief executive officer stated, "Libbey is excited to have Roberto Rubio in this new role on our senior management team. He has been associated with Libbey since the creation of our original joint venture in Mexico in 1997, and beginning in 2006, he oversaw the successful integration of our operations in Mexico into Libbey. Roberto's solid international background and strong leadership skills will serve him well in this key Libbey leadership position."

Libbey Inc.:

    --  is the largest manufacturer of glass tableware in the western hemisphere
        and one of the largest glass tableware manufacturers in the world;
    --  is expanding its international presence with facilities in China,
        Mexico, the Netherlands and Portugal;
    --  is the leading manufacturer of  tabletop products for the U.S.
        foodservice industry; and

    --  supplies products to foodservice, retail, industrial and
        business-to-business customers in over 100 countries.

Based in Toledo, Ohio, since 1888, Libbey operates glass tableware manufacturing plants in the United States in Louisiana and Ohio, as well as in Mexico, China, Portugal and the Netherlands. Its Crisa subsidiary, located in Monterrey, Mexico, is the leading producer of glass tableware in Mexico and Latin America. Its Royal Leerdam subsidiary, located in Leerdam, Netherlands, is among the world leaders in producing and selling glass stemware to retail, foodservice and industrial clients. Its Crisal subsidiary, located in Portugal, provides an expanded presence in Europe. Its Syracuse China subsidiary designs and distributes an extensive line of high-quality ceramic dinnerware, principally for foodservice establishments in the United States. Its World Tableware subsidiary imports and sells a full-line of metal flatware and holloware and an assortment of ceramic dinnerware and other tabletop items principally for foodservice establishments in the United States. Its Traex subsidiary, located in Wisconsin, designs, manufactures and distributes an extensive line of plastic items for the foodservice industry. In 2008, Libbey Inc.'s net sales totaled $810.2 million.

SOURCE Libbey Inc.

Kenneth Boerger, VP/Treasurer, +1-419-325-2279, Greg Geswein, VP/Chief Financial Officer, +1-419-325-2451, both of Libbey Inc.

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