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EL PASO NATURAL GAS COMPANY ANNOUNCES ELECTION OF DIRECTORS AND DECLARES DIVIDENDS

 EL PASO, Texas, April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- El Paso Natural Gas Company (NYSE: EPG) today elected Eugenio Garza Laguera and Luino Dell'Osso Jr. to its board of directors, increasing the board's membership to seven.
 Garza Laguera, 69, is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Valores Industriales, S.A. (VISA), a major Mexican holding company principally involved in beer and soft drink bottling and distribution in Mexico; chairman and chief executive officer of BANCOMER, Mexico's second largest commercial bank; and chairman of the board of regents of Instituto Tecnologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey, A.C. He is also a member of the International Advisory Board of Wells Fargo Bank, San Francisco; Consejo Mexicano De Hombres De Negocios, A.C., Mexico; Consejo Coordinador Empresarial, Mexico; Consejo Industrial, Monterrey, Mexico; and Member and International Counselor of the Conference Board, New York. Garza Laguera was educated at the University of Texas at Austin and Instituto Tecnologico Y De Estudios Superiores De Monterrey, A.C., Monterrey, Mexico.
 Dell'Osso, 53, is executive vice president and chief operating officer of El Paso Natural Gas Company. Prior to his present position, Dell'Osso was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Burlington Resources Inc. He is a director of Mojave Pipeline Operating Company, the Gas Research Institute and the Pacific Coast Gas Association. He also serves as a member of the board of trustees of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash., the visiting committee of the College of Engineering at the University of Washington and the executive committee of the El Paso Industrial Development Council. Dell'Osso holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate from Rice University, both in chemical engineering.
 In a separate action, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of 27.5 cents per share on the company's outstanding common stock, payable on July 1, 1993, to shareholders of record on June 11, 1993. Outstanding common stock as of March 31, 1993 was 37,259,602 shares.
 EPG is one of the largest interstate natural gas transmission companies in the United States. In total, EPG owns and operates a 17,000 mile integrated natural gas pipeline system which connects gas supply regions in New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado to markets in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. EPG's transmission capacity to deliver approximately 3.3 Bcf of natural gas each day to the Arizona-California border represents approximately 54 percent of the total capacity of all interstate pipelines to deliver natural gas to California, the nation's second largest natural gas market.
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