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ALCO STANDARD NAMES PRESIDENT OF OFFICE PRODUCTS GROUP

 VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- John E. Stuart, president and chief executive officer of Alco Standard Corporation (NYSE: ASN), has announced the appointment of James E. Head, 48, as president of Alco Office Products (AOP), the corporation's copier distribution and service group.
 Head succeeds Stuart in this position. Alco Office Products is the largest network of independent copier dealers in the world, with 500 locations in North America and more than 100 facilities throughout the United Kingdom, Germany and Central and Western Europe.
 In announcing this appointment, Stuart said, "Jim has distinguished himself as president of CopyRite and as a leader of one of AOP's five strategic operating regions. Since Alco acquired the Indianapolis-based copier distributor in 1988, CopyRite has grown from $10 million to $40 million in annual revenues. Jim has earned the respect and admiration of the management teams of all the AOP companies, and has an excellent working relationship with Paper Corporation of America (PCA), Alco's paper distribution group. We are confident he will continue AOP's high-growth track record and will actively pursue the synergies that exist between AOP and PCA."
 A native of the Midwest, Head holds an M.S. from Purdue University. His 22 years of experience in the office products industry includes stints with Xerox and Honeywell before founding CopyRite in 1979.
 Alco Office Products is headquartered in Valley Forge, Pa. Fiscal 1994 revenues will approach $2 billion, the company said.
 Alco Standard Corporation, also headquartered in Valley Forge, is a publicly owned distribution and services company with annualized revenues exceeding $7 billion.
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 /CONTACT: David B. Kirkland of Alco Standard, 215-296-8000, or, home, 215-542-9025/
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