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HUGHES ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS SECTOR HEADS AND 'SERVICE STATION' FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES

 HUGHES ANNOUNCES NEW BUSINESS SECTOR HEADS
 AND 'SERVICE STATION' FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
 DETROIT, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- NOTE TO EDITORS: Following are two recent Hughes Aircraft Company news releases you may not have received. Bruce McCristal, Director, Public Affairs, GM Hughes Electronics, 313-556-2025.
 HUGHES NAMES SECTOR HEADS IN CONTINUING RESTRUCTURING
 LOS ANGELES, April 28 -- In a continuation of its restructuring process that began last year, Hughes Aircraft Company has announced the formation of four new business sectors and named the sector presidents.
 The organizational changes, announced by C. Michael Armstrong, Hughes chairman and chief executive officer, are an extension of the interim restructuring plan outlined in July 1991.
 The newly formed sectors and their presidents are: Aerospace and Defense, Richard D. Brandes; Systems Integration, John C. Weaver; General Motors Programs, James A. Abrahamson; and Commercial/Industrial, Michael T. Smith, who will serve as acting president.
 The fifth sector president, Anthony J. Iorillo of Telecommunications and Space, was named in July.
 Named to the company's Office of the Chairman were Weaver, who was also elected a corporate senior vice president, and Ted G. Westerman, corporate senior vice president, human resources and administration.
 They will join corporate Executive Vice Presidents Abrahamson and Smith and corporate Senior Vice Presidents Brandes, Iorillo and W. Scott Walker, who were named to the Office of the Chairman in July. Walker has also been named assistant sector executive of the Aerospace and Defense Sector.
 Other Hughes officials named to positions in the new sectors are Theodore W. Wong, corporate senior vice president, and Louis H. Kurkjian, corporate vice president, as assistant sector executives of the Systems Integration Sector.
 Hughes earlier had announced a restructuring plan that would position the company as a growth business by placing greater emphasis on expansion into commercial markets, while maintaining its leading position as a defense electronics supplier.
 The updated version of the new structure, designed to gather the company's strengths in complementary and compact areas of specialization, is expected to be completed by the end of 1993.
 Hughes will concentrate on competitively pursuing and gaining a large share of the declining -- yet substantial -- defense business, and grow by diversifying into commercial and industrial arenas.
 With the creation of sectors, the company's "group" designation will be dropped.
 Corporate Vice Presidents Jeffrey E. Grant and Ralph H. Shapiro, who are the current presidents of the Industrial Electronics Group and Training and Support Systems Group, respectively, will manage the consolidation of those two groups into the Commercial/Industrial Sector.
 The Aerospace and Defense Sector will be made up primarily of the business units from the company's Electro-Optical and Data Systems, Radar Systems and Missile Systems groups, as well as major business units from the Ground Systems Group.
 The current presidents of those groups are Brandes, Electro-Optical and Data Systems; Weaver, Radar Systems; Walker, Ground Systems; and corporate Vice President Ed Biggers, Missile Systems.
 The Systems Integration Sector, which emphasizes the company's commitment to systems integration and software-intensive businesses, is formed from elements of the Ground Systems Group and other business units.
 The General Motors Programs Sector is formed from elements of the Training and Support Systems and Radar Systems groups, and other business units to be designated.
 Hughes, a unit of GM Hughes Electronics, is the world's leading supplier of defense electronics. GM Hughes Electronics is a subsidiary of General Motors. Trading in Class H common stock of General Motors (NYSE: GMH) relates to the financial performance of GM Hughes Electronics.
 CONTACT: Richard Dore of Hughes Aircraft Company, 310-568-6324.
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 HUGHES PG&E TO TEST 'SERVICE STATION' FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES
 TORRANCE, Calif., April 24 -- Hughes Aircraft Company and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) announced today they have signed an agreement to cooperate in product testing a public "service station" for electric vehicles.
 PG&E will install the station at its San Ramon research and development center in northern California for testing purposes. This is the first order for the Hughes station, which is designed to provide refueling for electric automobiles and other electric vehicles in much the same way that gasoline stations provide fuel for conventional internal combustion vehicles.
 The station, which will use 220-volt, 30-amp service, includes a Hughes-patented inductive coupler designed to allow the public to safely and easily recharge their electric vehicles. Included is a display, similar to that on the latest type of gasoline pumps, that shows how much charge was delivered to the vehicle and allows the consumer to pay with a credit card through a built-in credit card reader.
 The Hughes Power Control Systems organization, part of the Commercial Programs Division of the company's Radar Systems Group, is designing and manufacturing power electronics and charging systems for General Motors' Electric Vehicles at a facility opened here last September.
 Public reaction to GM's prototype electric car, the Impact, which debuted in January of 1990, was so favorable that GM announced plans to commercially market the vehicle and disclosed last March that the car will be built at the former Reatta Craft Center in Lansing, Mich. The Delco Remy Division of General Motors will produce batteries and motors for the GM electric vehicles in Muncie, Ind.
 Hughes is a subsidiary of GM Hughes Electronics, a unit of General Motors.
 CONTACT: Kearney Bothwell of Radar Systems Group, Hughes Aircraft Company, 310-334-4997.
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 /CONTACT: Bruce McCristal of GM Hughes Electronics, 313-556-2025/
 (GMH) CO: GM Hughes Electronics Corporation; Hughes Aircraft Company ST: Michigan, California IN: AUT ARO SU: RCN


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