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ALBERT FISHER INC. APPOINTS TWO REGIONAL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS

      ALBERT FISHER INC. APPOINTS TWO REGIONAL SENIOR VICE PRESIDENTS
    DALLAS, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Albert Fisher Inc., the North American subsidiary of The Albert Fisher Group PLC, the international food service and distribution company, today announced the appointment of two regional senior vice presidents and chief operating officers.
    Robert L. Donnelly, 56, formerly senior vice president and chief operating officer of Interstate Distributors, will direct the operation of Albert Fisher's West Coast region in the newly created position of senior vice president and chief operating officer.  He brings to Albert Fisher 33 years in the food service business, specifically in West Coast operations.  Donnelly worked at Kraft Foods for 29 years before joining Interstate, and was also with Tetley Foodservice.  Based in Los Angeles, Donnelly will oversee Albert Fisher's six companies in California and Canada.
    Richard Johnson, 44, formerly a vice president of Leprino Foods Eastern region, will become senior vice president and chief operating officer of Albert Fisher Inc.'s Southeast region based in Orlando, Fla. He had earlier worked at Sargento Cheese Company for two years and Kraft Foods for 14 years.  Johnson brings over 22 years of experience to this new position.  The Albert Fisher Southeast region is comprised of nine companies in Florida, Georgia and Texas.
    Lenny Pippin, chief executive officer of Albert Fisher Inc., commented, "I am delighted to have two of my former colleagues from Kraft join me at Albert Fisher.  Their 50 years combined food industry experience brings Albert Fisher invaluable expertise and professionalism.  The creation of these new positions will provide greater opportunity for cooperation between our businesses, and will allow regional operations greater flexibility.  It will make Albert Fisher Inc. a more efficient organization."
    Donnelly, originally from Philadelphia, will be relocating to Los Angeles with his wife, Suzanne.
    Johnson currently resides in Orlando with his wife, Donna, and sons, Ryan and Kevin.
    The Albert Fisher Group PLC is a U.K.-based, food service and distribution company with international operations.  Sales for fiscal year 1991 were approximately $1.84 billion, of which 35 percent was derived from North America.  Albert Fisher has made over 20 acquisitions in North America since 1984.
    Albert Fisher Inc., headquartered in Dallas, has risen to become the third-largest procurer of fresh produce in the United States and number one in the food service industry.  The company enjoys 13 percent and 20 percent of the market share, respectively, in California and Florida for distributing fresh produce to food service customers such as hotels, restaurants and cruise lines.
    The Albert Fisher Group PLC shares are available to U.S. investors through a sponsored American Depositary Receipt program established with The Bank of New York.
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    /CONTACT:  Lenny Pippin, CEO of Albert Fisher Inc., 214-387-2394, or Debra Wasser or Corey Cutler of Dewe Rogerson, 212-688-6840, for Albert Fisher/ CO:  Albert Fisher Inc. ST:  Texas IN: SU:  PER FC-CK -- NY028 -- 8287 12/02/91 10:55 EST
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