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WEIRTON STEEL BOARD MEMBER RETIRES; SUCCESSOR APPOINTED

 WEIRTON STEEL BOARD MEMBER RETIRES; SUCCESSOR APPOINTED
 WEIRTON, W.Va., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Herbert Elish, chairman and president of Weirton Steel Corporation (NYSE: WS), today announced the retirement of Lawrence M. Isaacs as a member of the company's board of directors and the appointment of David I.J. Wang as successor.
 Isaacs, age 70, is visiting professor of business practice and vice chairman of the board of Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pa.
 "After eight years of distinguished service as a director, Mr. Isaacs reached the decision to retire at this time. He brought to our company an outstanding combination of sound judgment, a frank and honest attitude and the knowledge gained from senior level experience at major companies. We extend to him our unreserved thanks and best wishes," said Elish.
 Isaacs joined Weirton's board in 1983 as one of the original eight independent directors and was re-elected in 1986 and 1989 to three- year terms. He retired from Federated Department Stores, Inc., in 1982 after serving as executive vice president and chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors of that corporation.
 In commenting on Wang's appointment, Elish said, "We are confident Weirton will benefit from his wisdom and extensive experience as an officer and director of leading companies."
 Wang, age 59, who was born in China, is a retired forest products company executive. He makes his home in New York City. He joined International Paper Co. in 1978 as vice president and group executive- diversified businesses. In 1982, he became senior vice president- timber and diversified businesses. In 1987, he was promoted to executive vice president-distribution, timber and specialty businesses and was elected to the company's board of directors. His responsibilities in this position encompassed $5.5 billion per year in sales and approximately 25,000 employees. Wang retired from International Paper in 1991. Prior to joining International Paper, he had been employed by Union Carbide Corp. in various executive capacities.
 He serves on the boards of UGI Corp., a publicly held gas and electric utility and propane marketing company; Joy Technologies, Inc., a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of machinery and systems for power and coal mining industries, and also is a director of several privately held companies. Wang serves on the advisory boards of Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Texas and Hampton University.
 Wang received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from George Washington University in 1951, and a master's in mechanical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1952. He completed post graduate school at Stanford University.
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 /CONTACT: Charles R. Cronin of Weirton Steel, 304-797-2306/
 (WS) CO: Weirton Steel Corporation ST: West Virginia IN: MNG SU: PER


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