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JCPENNEY ELECTS HOWARD SOUTHWESTERN REGIONAL PRESIDENT AND WATKINS VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTOR RELATIONS

 PLANO, Texas, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. has elected Edward T. Howard president of its Southwestern region and Wynn C. Watkins vice president and director of investor relations, effective September 1. The officers were announced by William R. Howell, chairman of the board of the nation's largest department store and catalog retailer.
 Mr. Howard, age 51, succeeds William J. Ferguson, who is retiring after a 38-year career with the company. Currently vice president and director of investor relations, Mr. Howard joined JCPenney in l965 as a trainee in the Huntington, W. Va., store and subsequently held store, district, and regional positions of increasing responsibility. He became director of geographic merchandising in the Home Office in l989 and assumed his most recent assignment in l990.
 Mr. Watkins, age 47, succeeds Mr. Howard. Currently director of geographic markets, Mr. Watkins joined JCPenney in l967 as a trainee in the Toledo, Ohio, store and also held successively store, district, and regional positions of increasing responsibility.
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