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FRANK A. NEWMAN ELECTED TO BOARD OF FABRI-CENTERS OF AMERICA

 FRANK A. NEWMAN ELECTED TO BOARD OF FABRI-CENTERS OF AMERICA
 CLEVELAND, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Fabri-Centers of America, Inc., (NYSE: FCA) today announced that Frank A. Newman was elected as a director. Newman's election fills a newly created vacancy on the board, which now has 12 members. His term expires in 1993.
 Newman, 43, is president and chief executive officer of F&M Distributors, Inc., of Warren, Mich. F&M was a pioneer of the deep-discount drug store industry, with its first store opening in 1955. Under Newman's leadership since 1986, the number of stores in the F&M organization has grown profitably from 22 to more than 100.
 "Fabri-Centers is continually working to manage its growth and to anticipate changes and trends in a dynamic retailing environment," commented Alan Rosskamm, Fabri-Centers' president and chief executive officer. "Therefore, we are extremely pleased to have Mr. Newman join our board. His success as an innovator in retailing will assist in developing the company's growth strategies. Mr. Newman's extensive experience in marketing and operations will also be a great asset."
 Fabri-Centers operates 662 fabric stores in 38 states, primarily under the name Jo-Ann Fabrics, and 31 Cargo Express stores in Ohio and Michigan.
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 /CONTACT: Robert Norton or Alan Rosskamm, both of Fabri-Centers of America, 216-656-2600/
 (FCA) CO: Fabri-Centers of America ST: Ohio IN: REA SU: PER


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