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RUBBERMAID(R) PROSERIES(TM) TEAM MEMBER GARY KLEIN CAPTURES ANGLER OF YEAR

 WOOSTER, Ohio, May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Rubbermaid(R) ProSeries(TM) Team member Gary Klein recently captured the coveted Bass Anglers Sportsman Society's Angler of the Year title for the 1992-93 season.
 This was the second Angler of the Year title for Klein, who also won in 1989. This year, while winning the Alabama Invitational, Klein landed 375 pounds, 12 ounces of fish, edging out Denny Brauer (372-12).
 ProSeries(TM) Team members Larry Nixon (357-14) and Shaw Grigsby (357-0) finished fifth and sixth, respectively.
 Klein has been on the professional bass circuit since his high school graduation. As a rookie professional in 1979, Klein placed fourth at the Bassmasters Classic(R) and missed winning the Angler of the Year title by two pounds.
 The Texas native is involved in environmental conservation and preservation programs, and takes an active interest in encouraging kids to fish.
 He recently spoke before the national semi-finalists of the Rubbermaid(R) Bassmaster(R) CastingKids(TM) program at Pine Bluff, Ark., stressing the importance of building an interest in fishing at a young age.
 The Rubbermaid(R) ProSeries(TM) Team consists of Klein, Nixon, Grigsby, Penny Berryman, Jeff Boyer, Ken Cook, Harold Ensley, Hank Parker, Larry Schoenborn, Stewart Simonds, Joe Thomas and J.B. Welch.
 Among the Rubbermaid(R) products promoted by team members is the new line of ProSeries(TM) Tackle Boxes, the ActionPacker(TM) storage containers and the full line of coolers and ice chests.
 Rubbermaid Specialty Products Inc., based in Wooster, Ohio, manufactures and markets seasonal products for active consumer lifestyles -- products built to last for outdoor, marine, lawn and garden, automotive and casual furniture markets, as well as coolers, planters and storage containers for family use.
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 /CONTACT: Ferenc M. Relle Jr. of Rubbermaid Specialty Products Inc., 216-264-6464, or John Pepper of Blue Heron Communications, 800- 654-3766, for Rubbermaid Specialty Products Inc./


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