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BENEDICT ROSEN APPOINTED CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF AVX CORPORATION

 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Benedict P. Rosen has been appointed chief executive officer of AVX Corporation, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of electronic components.
 Mr. Rosen joined AVX in January 1972 as general manager. In March 1972 he became a vice president, holding that position until his promotion to senior vice president for R&D and Engineering in January 1983. In September 1985, he was promoted to executive vice president in charge of United States and Far East operations. Mr. Rosen became president and chief operating officer in September 1990, the position he held until his elevation to chief executive.
 Mr. Rosen, who is 56, received a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1958.
 Mr. Rosen is a director of Kyocera Corporation (NYSE: KYO), AVX's Kyoto, Japan-based parent which had sales of $3.5 billion.
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