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KODAK ANNOUNCES THREE SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES

 ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastman Kodak Company (NYSE: EK) today announced that David P. Biehn, a vice-president and general manager of Professional Imaging, will succeed Peter M. Palermo, vice-president and general manager of Consumer Imaging, who has announced his plans to retire at the end of this year.
 "Dave Biehn's credentials for this job are excellent," said Leo J. Thomas, president of the $11 billion Kodak Imaging Group. "In five years as Kodak's marketing director in Japan, he opened and expanded our markets there. As general manager of Professional Imaging, he has driven the development of professional films unmatched in their category and innovative marketing programs to grow the business."
 Katherine M. Hudson, currently a vice-president and general manager of Printing and Publishing Imaging, will now have responsibility for the combined organization of Professional, Printing and Publishing Imaging.
 "Kathy Hudson is a change agent who began an industry trend toward outsourcing information services and systems and who, more recently, has tripled the earnings rate in our graphic arts business in a highly competitive environment," Thomas stated.
 Thomas noted that merging Professional Imaging with the Printing and Publishing business unit is a recognition of marketplace reality. "From the customers' viewpoint, changing technology is creating a stronger connection between capturing an image on professional film and the production process that leads to the printed page," he said.
 Peter Palermo has held key Kodak management positions in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and Mexico, principally in the marketing of consumer and diagnostic imaging products. Since being elected a corporate officer in 1984, he has served as general manager of both the Health Sciences and Consumer Imaging businesses. Earlier this year, he was appointed vice-president and director of marketing and senior vice-president, Imaging Group.
 "Pete Palermo has made significant contributions to Kodak during his 30-year career," Thomas said today. "Most recently, as chief marketing officer for KIG, he has helped us rethink the marketing process and redefine what we mean by marketing 'capability' and 'marketing excellence.'"
 Thomas said Palermo wilo?r the balance of 1993 through a transition of his responsibilities in Consumer Imaging and alliance management to other Kodak officials, including Biehn.
 The Biehn appointment, according to Thomas, ends consideration of internal and external candidates to succeed Palermo "but it does not end the external search for marketing professionals who can help us continue building our capabilities at the business unit, country, and regional levels."
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 /CONTACT: Paul C. Allen of Eastman Kodak Company, 716-724-5802/
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