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ACKERMAN ELECTED TO BELLSOUTH BOARD

 ATLANTA, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- F. Duane Ackerman, president and chief executive officer of BellSouth Telecommunications Inc., has been elected to the BellSouth Corporation (NYSE: BLS) board of directors.
 Ackerman, 50, fills the board post vacated by B. Franklin Skinner, the former chairman and chief executive officer of BellSouth Telecommunications. Skinner retired last November as the head of BellSouth's local telephone operations and was succeeded by Ackerman.
 Ackerman joined Southern Bell in Orlando, Fla., in 1964. In 1979, he was named vice president for Southern Bell's network operations and in 1983 was assigned to oversee planning and development for BellSouth Corporation.
 In 1985, Ackerman was named executive vice president and in 1989 was appointed vice chairman - finance and administration at BellSouth Corporation. He moved to BellSouth Telecommunications in 1991 as the company's president and chief operating officer.
 A native of Plant City, Fla., Ackerman holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Rollins College. He has a master's of science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 Ackerman serves as a director of Wachovia Bank of Georgia and of American Heritage Life Corporation.
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