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W.U. PARFET RESIGNS AS UPJOHN VICE CHAIRMAN

 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- William U. Parfet, Vice Chairman of The Upjohn Company (NYSE: UPJ), issued the following statement today: "I wish to announce that I am resigning my position as Vice Chairman. I will, however, remain as a member of the company's board where I believe I can contribute even more as an outside director to the company's future. I am enormously excited about the prospects for The Upjohn Company and confident that the plans we have in place will help us meet the short-term challenges we're facing and take full advantage of our very promising long-term opportunities. Most importantly, my confidence in the company's future is based on the dedication of its employees to meeting global health care needs.
 "I am also looking forward to continuing my involvement in our home community and exploring additional personal and business opportunities."
 In responding to Parfet's announcement, Ley S. Smith, President and Acting Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are deeply appreciative of Bill's contributions to the company in the various posts he has held, look forward to his continuing service on the board and wish him all success in his future endeavors."
 Parfet's resignation as an officer of the company is effective Sept. 30, 1993.
 The Upjohn Company is a worldwide, research-based provider of human health care products, animal health products, agronomic and vegetable seeds and specialty chemicals. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, the company has been dedicated to improving health and nutrition for more than a century.
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 /CONTACT: Phillip C. Carra of The Upjohn Company, 616-323-7181/
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