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ALLEGHANY ELECTS DIRECTOR

 ALLEGHANY ELECTS DIRECTOR
 NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- William K. Lavin, executive vice


president-finance and administration and chief financial officer of Woolworth Corporation, was today elected to the board of directors of Alleghany Corporation (NYSE: Y), F. M. Kirby, chairman of the board of Alleghany, has announced.
 Mr. Lavin joined Woolworth Corporation as assistant controller in 1981, and served with that company in a variety of capacities until his appointment to his present position in 1991. He was elected to Woolworth's board of directors in June of this year.
 Age 48, Mr. Lavin is a graduate of St. John's University with a bachelor of business administration degree and an honorary doctorate in commercial science. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council.
 Mr. Lavin is chairman of the board of HeartShare Human Services of New York, a member of the board of advisors of St. John's University College of Business Administration, and a trustee of Xaverian High School.
 Alleghany Corporation, headquartered in New York, is engaged, through its subsidiaries Chicago Title and Trust Company, Sacramento Savings Bank and World Minerals Inc., in the businesses of title insurance, investment management, retail banking and industrial minerals. Alleghany also conducts a steel fastener importing business through its Heads and Threads division.
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 /CONTACT: T. E. Somerville of Alleghany, 212-752-1356/
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