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ERIC J. NEWMAN APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF APPLETON & LANGE

 NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Publishing today announced the appointment of Eric J. Newman as president of Appleton & Lange, which publishes a variety of medical texts, scientific journals and clinical reference titles. Appleton & Lange is part of the Business, Technical & Professional Group of Paramount Publishing.
 Mr. Newman succeeds Christine Young, who is leaving to pursue other interests.
 Mr. Newman was formerly with Reed International, most recently as chief executive of Butterworth-Heinemann and as a publisher at Cahners Healthcare. During his nearly 20 years with Reed, he held a number of executive posts in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. His publishing experience includes professional books, journals and pharmaceutical sponsored titles.
 Mr. Newman is credited with the turnaround and expansion of Butterworth's STM (scientific, technical and medical) company in Boston. He led the merger of the Butterworth and Heinemann STM operations in Britain, made numerous acquisitions, and established a publishing program in Singapore and sales offices throughout Asia.
 Mr. Newman, 46, is originally from Los Angeles. He is a 1968 graduate of Occidental College and attended the Stanford Executive program in 1989.
 Paramount Publishing, the publishing operation of Paramount Communications Inc., has significant operations serving the education, consumer and business, technical and professional publishing markets. Paramount Publishing's other principal imprints include Simon & Schuster, Prentice Hall, Silver Burdett Ginn and Pocket Books. Paramount Communications Inc. is a global entertainment and publishing company.
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 /CONTACT: Benita Somerfield of Paramount Publishing, 212-698-7111/
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