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RICHARD MILLER STEPS DOWN AS WANG CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER; BOARD NAMES THREE TOP EXECUTIVES AS TEAM TO MANAGE COMPANY

 LOWELL, Mass., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard W. Miller announced today that he was stepping down as chairman and chief executive officer of Wang Laboratories, Inc. in order to facilitate the company's business plan and organization structure for emergence from Chapter 11 protection. The board of directors named the three top executives of the company to lead Wang in a newly established corporate executive office.
 The corporate executive office consists of Michael F. Mee, chairman and chief financial officer; Donald P. Casey, president and chief development officer; and Joseph M. Tucci, president and chief executive officer. All three were executive vice presidents reporting to Miller. Mee is responsible for finance and administration, Casey for research and development and Tucci for operations. The new organization is effective immediately.
 Miller said, "I proposed stepping down because Wang is preparing to emerge from Chapter 11 proceedings as a much smaller company. It needs to finalize a smaller and less costly management structure that will lead the company into the future. I am comfortable about stepping aside now because the company's business planning process is well advanced and management and the creditors' committee are working on a joint plan of reorganization designed to lead to the company's timely emergency from Chapter 11."
 Miller added, "I felt a responsibility to Wang to ensure a smooth and effective management transition. That is why I intend to make myself available to the management team, the creditors' committee and to the board of directors in an advisory capacity to fulfill this obligation."
 "I intend to stay on the board, at least for the transition period, to assure continuity. I have confidence in the future of Wang, and I am willing to do this and anything else that would assist the company, provided that my role remains an advisory one, and does not undercut the authority of the company's new management team."
 Miller said he decided to step aside to allow the company's future management structure to be set in place in order to facilitate the company's reorganization plan.
 In accepting Miller's resignation, Frederick A. Wang, speaking on behalf of the board, said, "We appreciate Rick Miller's efforts since he joined the company in August 1989 as president and chief operating officer, and became chairman and chief executive officer in March 1990, upon the death of our founder, Dr. An Wang. We are also pleased that he will continue as a member of the board and will make himself available to the new management team."
 Miller added, "Mike Mee, Don Casey and Joe Tucci are, individually, exceptional executives, having proven themselves as leaders of other organizations much larger than Wang. I am convinced that, under normal circumstances, any one of them is capable of leading Wang successfully into the future. Wively complementary."
 "Most importantly, they provide a motivated team that is already in place and working successfully together. They are willing and able to continue doing so and are enthused about meeting the challenges ahead."
 Mike Mee, Don Casey and Joe Tucci, in a joint statement, said, "We are honored by the confidence the board has placed in us. Although many significant issues await us, we have already overcome a number of obstacles. We are confident of our ability to work together to provide the leadership the company needs to complete the transition."
 C. Hall Swaim, a partner in the law firm of Hale and Dorr, counsel to the Unsecured Creditors' Committee in Wang's Chapter 11 case, said, "Under Rick Miller's leadership, Wang has developed what we believe to be a stable business organization and a dynamic vision for Wang's future. We are pleased that, in stepping down, he leaves a team of senior executives who have demonstrated their understanding of Wang's current business, as well as the software and services markets on which Wang will focus in the future. These executives are committed to the early filling and confirmation of a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, and the committee is continuing to work closely with them to formulate that plan.
 As executive vice presidents of Wang, Mee, Casey and Tucci were all recruited to the company by Miller and recently joined him in an operations group to facilitate the company's reorganization under Chapter 11 and to provide better coordination and management of Wang's core business into the future.
 Mee, 50, joined Wang in January 1990 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. Previously, he had been vice president of finance, chief financial officer and a director of Norton Company. Before Norton, he was vice president and comptroller of Monsanto.
 Tucci, 44, joined Wang as executive vice president, operations in August 1990 from Unisys Corporation, where he was president of U.S. Information Systems. Tucci had spent 18 years at Unisys and Sperry Corporation.
 Casey, 46, arrived at Wang in September 1991 as executive vice president and chief development officer from Lotus Development Corporation, where he was vice president responsible for spread sheet development and marketing. Before joining Lotus, Casey held important executive positions at Apple Computer and at International Business Machines, where he spent 21 years in key positions in that company's development programs.
 Miller, 52, is only the second person to hold the position of chief executive officer of Wang in the company's history. He was recruited by the late Dr. Wang in 1989, after the company had incurred huge losses and had defaulted on its debt. He previously held executive positions with General Electric, RCA and Penn Central Corporation.
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 /CONTACT: Frank Ryan, 508-967-7038, or Ed Pignone, 508-967-4917, both of Wang Laboratories, Inc./
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