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RICHARD ENGLAND TO RETIRE FROM HECHINGER BOARD

 RICHARD ENGLAND TO RETIRE FROM HECHINGER BOARD
 LANDOVER, Md., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Hechinger Company


(NASDAQ: HECHA and HECHB) today announced that Richard England, chairman emeritus of the company, resigned from the board of directors of the company effective Jan. 31, 1992.
 John Hechinger Sr., chairman of the board of directors, said, "We will miss Dick and his sage advice and wisdom. He has been one of the guiding forces at Hechinger, and we wish him well."
 England stated: "After over 45 years of service to the company, I have decided to retire from the board of directors to pursue my philanthropic objectives on a full-time basis. I have full confidence in John Hechinger Jr. and his fellow officers and directors that they are positioning the company to be a major player in the Home Center Industry."
 From 1958 to 1986, England served as chairman of the board of Hechinger Company, and from 1986 until 1990 he served as co-chairman. Following his retirement from the board of directors, England will remain chairman emeritus of the company.
 Hechinger Company is a leading specialty retailer, currently operating 112 do-it-yourself home centers. The company serves the growing home improvement industry through its three divisions: Hechinger, Home Quarters Warehouse, and Triangle Building Centers.
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 /CONTACT: Lennie Zallar, vice president and treasurer, Hechinger, 301-925-3170/
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