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JACOBSON STORES ANNOUNCES SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES

 JACKSON, Mich., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Jacobson Stores Inc. (NASDAQ: JCBS) approved the following senior management changes today, announced during the retailer's annual shareholders meeting in Jackson.
 Effective immediately, J. Russell Fowler becomes chairman emeritus; Mark K. Rosenfeld becomes chairman; James B. Fowler becomes president and Paul W. Gilbert becomes vice chairman.
 J. Russell Fowler, 75, joined Jacobson's in 1945 and has served in numerous capacities during his more than four decades with the specialty retailer, including vice president, executive vice president, president, chief executive officer and most recently chairman of the board.
 Rosenfeld, 47, was elected president of Jacobson Stores Inc. in 1982 and became the company's chief executive officer in 1992. A Jackson native, Rosenfeld has also served Jacobson's in the areas of merchandising, operations, finance and advertising.
 James B. Fowler, 46, joined Jacobson's in 1972 as a misses and designer sportswear buyer and later became vice president and merchandise manager before being named executive vice president in charge of marketing in 1987.
 Gilbert, 48, joined Jacobson's in 1975 with a strong retail background in operations and financial management. During his tenure with the company he has served as senior vice president and chief financial officer, executive vice president and chief financial officer and treasurer.
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 /CONTACT: James E. Batterson, vice president-sales promotion, Jacobson Stores Inc., 517-764-6400, Ext. 257/
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