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ACTAVA TO OPPOSE TRITON'S MOTION TO BLOCK MARGIN CALLS; COURT ENTERS TEMPORARY ORDER PRESERVING STATUS QUO UNTIL AUG. 10

 ATLANTA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Actava Group Inc. (NYSE: ACT), formerly Fuqua Industries, Inc., will oppose vigorously the motion filed by Triton Group Ltd. late Friday afternoon, July 30, with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of California seeking to modify Triton's recently approved Plan of Reorganization.
 The modifications sought by Triton would amend or eliminate the collateral maintenance (margin call) provisions that are an integral part of the Amended and Restated Loan Agreement evidencing Actava's loan to Triton of approximately $32 million. The loan commitment was made in November 1991 and is secured by Actava common stock owned by Triton. Actava is the largest and most senior secured Triton creditor.
 On Monday, Aug. 2, the Bankruptcy Court entered a temporary restraining order suspending the effectiveness of the margin call provisions until the court has an opportunity to hear Triton's motion seeking a preliminary injunction. The motion seeking a preliminary injunction will be heard on Aug. 10. If granted, such an injunction would continue the temporary stay entered yesterday until Sept. 10, when there is scheduled to be a full hearing on Triton's motion to modify its Plan of Reorganization.
 Margin calls to date would require Triton to make repayments of principal to Actava in the aggregate amount of $2.7 million. Charles R. Scott, Actava's president and chief executive officer, stated: "The margin call provisions in our loan agreement are standard terms that are typically used with any loan secured by collateral that can fluctuate in value. Triton has a number of available alternatives including pledging certificates of deposit as additional collateral for the loan. The CDs would be returned to Triton when the pledged stock alone has sufficient market value to cover the margin requirements."
 The Actava Group has five companies engaged in the broader leisure industry: DP(R) (fitness and recreation equipment); Qualex (photofinishing), a joint venture with Eastman Kodak; Hutch Sports USA (sporting goods equipment); Nelson/Weather-Rite (camping and outdoor products); and Willow Hosiery (athletic and family hosiery). Actava companies provide high-quality, brand-name consumer products through distribution channels in the sports, fitness and recreation areas.
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 /CONTACT: Frederick B. Beilstein III, senior vice president, treasurer, and chief financial officer, or Bridget B. Sullivan, manager- Investor Relations of The Actava Group, 404-658-9000/
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