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ALBERT FISHER GROUP ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS

    ALBERT FISHER GROUP ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT AND BOARD APPOINTMENTS
    BERKSHIRE, England, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of The Albert Fisher Group, PLC today announced the following management and board appointments, which will become effective on April 13, 1992.
    Tim Howden (aged 54), currently managing director of Ranks Hovis McDougall PLC, will be appointed group chief executive of Europe and an executive director of Albert Fisher.  His primary responsibility will be the successful organic growth of Albert Fisher's European food business.
    Howden's appointment will release Richard Portergill from day-to-day operating responsibility, enabling him to concentrate on the development of Albert Fisher's European food business. Accordingly Portergill will be appointed corporate development director of Europe, reporting to the chairman.
    Lenny Pippin (aged 44), group chief executive of North America responsible for the organic growth and the development of Albert Fisher's North American operations., will be appointed as an executive director.  Pippin joined Albert Fisher's North American operations on Sept. 1, 1991 and brings to the board of Albert Fisher 22 years of experience in the North American food service industry, including 14 years with Kraft Inc.
    Following these appointments, the enlarged board of Albert Fisher will comprise six executive directors and five non-executive directors.
    Tony Millar, chairman, said: "These appointments will provide the board with an additional depth of food industry experience as the group continues with its strategy for growth in the 1990s."
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    /CONTACT:  Tony Millar of The Albert Fisher Group, in Berkshire: 0753-857-111; David Brewerton of the Brunswick Group, 071-404-5959; Fern Lazar or Debra Wasser of Dewe Rogerson Inc., 212-688-6840, for the Albert Fisher Group/ CO:  The Albert Fisher Group PLC ST: IN: SU:  PER SH-TS -- NY004 -- 3086 02/27/92 08:40 EST
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