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MEAD CORP. NAMES NEW DIRECTORS TO BOARD

 MEAD CORP. NAMES NEW DIRECTORS TO BOARD
 DAYTON, Ohio, Feb. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- William S. Shanahan and Lee J.


Styslinger, Jr., were elected to the board of directors of the Mead Corporation (NYSE: MEA), announced Burnell R. Roberts, chairman and chief executive officer.
 Shanahan is chief operating officer of the Colgate- Palmolive Company, a position he has held since 1989. Styslinger is chairman of ALTEC Industries, Inc., of Birmingham, Ala.
 Shanahan joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1965 in international sales, headed up the company's subsidiary in Brazil, was president and chief executive officer of Helena Rubinstein, Inc., general manager of Colgate's operations in the Western Hemisphere, and group vice president for Europe and Africa. He was appointed to the company's Corporate Operating Committee in 1981 and named an officer of the corporation in 1983. In 1984, Shanahan was named senior executive vice president, with responsibility for Colgate's businesses worldwide.
 A graduate of Dartmouth College with a bachelor of arts degree, Shanahan also attended the University of California, International Christian University in Tokyo, and University of the Philippines. He currently resides in Westport, Conn.
 Styslinger was named chairman of ALTEC Industries in 1989. ALTEC designs, manufactures and markets mobile equipment for the electrical, telephone and related utilities industries. He joined the company in 1952 and was instrumental in its development into the largest manufacturer of its type of equipment in the world.
 Styslinger attended St. Bernard College in St. Bernard, Ala., and the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, where he is member of the President's Cabinet. He is a director of First Alabama Bancshares, First Alabama Bank of Birmingham, Southern Research Technologies and Complete Health. He also serves on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers. Styslinger currently resides in Birmingham, Ala.
 The Mead Corporation is a worldwide leader in forest products and electronic publishing. It is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.
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 /CONTACT: Sharon Williamson of the Mead Corp., 513-495-3535/
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