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XEROX TO SPEND $17 MILLION TO EXPAND TRAINING CENTER; CHAIRMAN CITES CONTINUING NEED TO PROVIDE QUALITY SALES, SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS

 XEROX TO SPEND $17 MILLION TO EXPAND TRAINING CENTER; CHAIRMAN


CITES CONTINUING NEED TO PROVIDE QUALITY SALES, SERVICE TO CUSTOMERS
 LEESBURG, Va., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A $17 million expansion project at the Xerox International Center for Training and Management Development near here, which will provide about 150 jobs during the 18-month-plus construction phase, was announced today by Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX).
 At groundbreaking ceremonies attended by Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder and several hundred other guests, Xerox Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul A. Allaire said: "This new investment in our training facilities demonstrates the continuing Xerox commitment to provide our employees the expertise they need to give our customers the quality products and services that fully satisfy their requirements. It exemplifies our total belief in the value of education.
 "I cannot think of a better way to spend our money than in training our people so they can provide our customers the quality they have come to expect from 'the document company'."
 The expansion will add a new three-story, split-level module with 126,000 square feet of floor space to the 1 million square feet in the existing buildings on the 109-acre site.
 The new module will permit an increase of 55,000 square feet in training and laboratory space, the consolidation of about 50,000 square feet used for storage and support services and replacement of current offices to make more room for training.
 The structure, designed to connect and be compatible with current buildings on the site, will basically be made of reinforced concrete and steel with ribbed-faced concrete block. The roof will be a natural clay tile.
 With the new facility in operation, the training center will be able to accommodate more students each year and provide them more days of instruction, particularly in connection with the company's larger, more technically sophisticated products. The center, which opened in 1974, currently is used by 12,000 students yearly.
 The students spend anywhere from a few days to eight weeks or more taking courses in sales, service, management and quality. They come principally from Xerox operations throughout the world. The center also provides training for Xerox customers. Employees of other companies and government agencies use the facilities on a contract basis.
 Allaire also paid tribute to the officials and people of Loudon County and the commonwealth of Virginia for the support and cooperation given Xerox since the original groundbreaking for the training center 20 years ago and since the company's Lansdowne project has been underway.
 Lansdowne is Xerox Realty Corporation's 2,260-acre, mixed-use community bordering the Potomac River in which the training center campus is located.
 "This community has shared in our dedication to excellence in all that we do," Allaire said. "Our decision to add to our facilities here, to widen the scope of what some have started to refer to as 'the document university,' recognizes the importance we place on having and being good neighbors.
 "We are happy to be a part of this community and pleased that we can contribute to its advancement. As together we look toward the future, we believe this relationship will continue to grow."
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 CONTACT: Thomas C. Abbott of Xerox, 203-968-3378; or, on Thursday, April 9, only, at Leesburg, Va., 703-729-8000/
 (XRX) CO: Xerox Corp. ST: Virginia, Connecticut IN: SU:


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