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JOHN B. HOLLAND ELECTED DIRECTOR OF FRUIT OF THE LOOM BOARD

 CHICAGO, Nov. 23 ~PRNewswire~ -- William Farley, chairman and chief executive officer of Fruit of the Loom Inc., announced today that John B. Holland, president and chief operating officer of Fruit of the Loom Inc., (AMEX: FTL) has been elected a director of Fruit of the Loom. Holland's appointment will bring the number of directors to eight.
 In announcing the appointment, William Farley said, "John has made a tremendous contribution to the growth of Fruit of the Loom during his thirty-one year tenure with the company. It is fitting that the members of the board recognize his leadership and expertise at the company and in the industry with this appointment."
 Since joining the company in 1961, Holland has served in various senior manufacturing, administrative and financial positions at Fruit of the Loom.
 Holland received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green Business University. He resides in Bowling Green, Ky. with his wife, Peggy and has three children.
 Fruit of the Loom is a leading international manufacturer and marketer of quality activewear and casualwear for the imprinted and retail markets, men's and boy's underwear and women's and girl's underwear. The company employs approximately 30,000 people in over 50 locations worldwide. Principal brand names include FRUIT OF THE LOOM(R), BVD(R), SCREEN STARS(R) AND MUSINGWEAR(TM). The company is also a leading manufacturer of infants' and toddlers' underwear and family socks, using the FRUIT OF THE LOOM brand name. All Fruit of the Loom products are ''unconditionally guaranteed.''
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 ~CONTACT: Mark A. Steinkrauss, 312-993-1889, or Pamela L. Webber, 312-993-1815, both of Fruit of the Loom Inc.~
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