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KIMBERLY-CLARK COMMENTS ON EUROPEAN JOINT VENTURE

 KIMBERLY-CLARK COMMENTS ON EUROPEAN JOINT VENTURE
 DALLAS, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to a report issued


by Goldman, Sachs & Co. about uncertainties concerning the proposed joint venture transaction between Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) and VP-Schickedanz AG, Wayne R. Sanders, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Kimberly-Clark, today confirmed that issues have arisen on both sides during due diligence. He said, however, that negotiations are continuing and that the parties are attempting to resolve these issues.
 Regardless of the outcome of these negotiations, Kimberly-Clark remains committed to strengthening and expanding its business in Europe, Mr. Sanders said.
 The proposed transaction to combine the two companies' consumer products operations in continental Europe was announced on June 30, 1992.
 Kimberly-Clark is a manufacturer of household, personal care and health care products. Its major brands on the Continent include Kleenex facial and bathroom tissue, Sopalin household towels, and Kotex and Freedom feminine care products.
 VP-Schickedanz is a subsidiary of Gustav und Grete Schickedanz Holding KG. Its products include Tempo hankies, Demak'up cotton pads, Camelia feminine care products and Bess bathroom tissue.
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 /CONTACT: Tina S. Barry of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, 214-830-1484/
 (KMB) CO: Kimberly-Clark Corporation; VP-Schickedanz AG ST: Texas IN: PAP SU: JVN


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