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MARVEL NAMES NBA'S JEMAS TO RUN NEW ENTERTAINMENT DIVISION

 NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. (NYSE: MRV) announced that National Basketball Association business development executive William Jemas, Jr. has been named to run a new Entertainment Division that will develop and market new sports and entertainment products for Marvel's Fleer Corp. subsidiary. Mr. Jemas' title will be Vice President of Entertainment and Business Development of Fleer.
 As the NBA's VP of Business Affairs from 1988-1992 and then VP of Business Development, Mr. Jemas was instrumental in building the league's growing consumer products operations, which include basketball cards, home video, books and magazines. Mr. Jemas joined the NBA in 1985 as Staff Attorney and then Assistant General Counsel where he was involved in the league's expansion. Prior to the NBA, Mr. Jemas was an Associate with the New York law firm Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett. Mr. Jemas is a 1983 graduate of Harvard Law School.
 At Fleer, Mr. Jemas will guide the 1994 launch of Marvel-brand entertainment cards, featuring super heroes such as The Amazing Spider- Man, The Uncanny X-Men and The Incredible Hulk, when control of the card license returns to Marvel. Marvel cards are the best-selling entertainment cards in the industry. In addition, Marvel plans to develop other non-sports card products and work closely with the major leagues to develop new sports entertainment products.
 Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc. is a leading youth entertainment company. Operations and products include: Marvel Comics, the largest comic book publisher in North America; Marvel character-based consumer products licensing; Fleer, a leading marketer of sports picture cards; Dubble Bubble confectionery products; and Toy Biz, an innovative and growing toy company.
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 /CONTACTS: Pam Rutt, Marvel Corporate & Product Public Relations for Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc., 212-576-8535 or Gary Fishman, Marvel Investor & Financial Relations for The Hudson Stone Group, 212-983-8550/
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