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GATX CAPITAL AND CENTRON DPL EMPLOYEE GROUP COMPLETE ACQUISITION OF CENTRON STOCK

 SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- GATX Capital Corporation, a subsidiary of GATX Corporation (NYSE: GMT), Chicago, and an employee group of Centron DPL Company, Inc., Eden Prairie, Minn., have completed the acquisition of Centron's stock from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
 The FDIC was acting as receiver for American Savings Bank, Centron's former parent. GATX Capital and the Centron employee group will each own 50 percent of the company's stock. Centron will continue to operate as an independent company headquartered in Eden Prairie. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
 For 1992, Centron reported a record year with a 57 percent increase in revenues and a 40 percent increase in operating income (unaudited) over 1991.
 "Through the perseverance of many talented people, we survived and prospered under difficult ownership conditions" said Rick Soskin, president and chief executive officer of Centron. "We enter 1993 as firmly established specialists in network processors, and as the largest re-seller of IBM communications equipment. With the strength and stability of this new ownership, we look forward to continued growth."
 The communications equipment leasing market is a multi-billion- dollar per year business, and is one of the fastest growing leasing markets today. GATX Capital has been selectively investing in this market since 1987, and this acquisition greatly enhances GATX's ability to invest in communications equipment. "The increased investment in Centron demonstrates the confidence GATX Capital has in Centron's management and its commitment to the communications equipment market," said Cal Harling, vice president of GATX Capital.
 Centron DPL Company leases and sells new and used network processors for SNA, local, and wide area networks, and provides network design, installation and technical support.
 GATX Capital, a leader in capital equipment leasing and financing, is a major lessor of commercial jet aircraft, rail, marine equipment, and other assets. GATX Capital owns or manages assets in excess of $8 billion. GATX Capital is a subsidiary of GATX Corporation, a provider of capital equipment and related services for use in various domestic and international markets for rail, aircraft, bulk liquid storage terminals and pipelines, logistics support, and Great Lakes shipping. GATX Corporation (GMT) is listed on the New York, London, and other stock exchanges.
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 /CONTACT: George S. Lowman of GATX, 312-621-6599 or Bruce Caswell of Centron DPL, 612-829-2800/
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CO: GATX Capital Corporation; Centron DPL Company, Inc. ST: California, Minnesota IN: TRN SU: TNM

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