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AMERITECH TRANSFORMATION MOVES FORWARD; EXECUTIVE CHANGES ANNOUNCED

 CHICAGO, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its transition to a market-focused organization, Ameritech is naming several executives to new posts. The changes are effective Feb. 15.
 "These changes will help assure we manage our business well as we complete the urgent work needed to transform Ameritech into a fully market-focused company," said William L. Weiss, Ameritech chairman and chief executive officer.
 Gary G. Drook, president of Ameritech Publishing, is named Ameritech senior vice president, reporting to Richard C. Notebaert, Ameritech vice chairman. Drook will be responsible for leading the implementation of Ameritech's business units.
 Robert L. Hurst, president of Michigan Bell, continues in that position and assumes additional responsibility for establishing the company's network organization. He will continue to report to Notebaert.
 Carl J. Grivner, Ameritech Services vice president and general manager for business markets, is named president of Ameritech Publishing, reporting to Richard H. Brown, Ameritech vice chairman.
 Drook, 47, began his telecommunications career in 1969 with Indiana Bell. He was assistant vice president for information systems and for marketing at Indiana Bell before joining Ameritech in 1987 as vice president of marketing. In 1989, he was appointed president of Ameritech Publishing. Drook holds a bachelor's degree in business from Indiana University.
 Hurst joined Michigan Bell in 1969 and held various management positions before being named Ameritech Services vice president of finance and administration in 1987. He returned to Michigan Bell in 1988 as vice president of personnel and support services. In 1990, he was appointed vice president of marketing and business development. In 1992, he was named vice president of customer sales and service, before being appointed president later that year. Hurst earned a bachelor's degree in chemistry from South Carolina State College.
 Grivner joined Ameritech Information Systems in 1986 as vice president of national sales and systems support. Prior to that held a variety of positions at IBM. In 1989, he was named Illinois Bell general manager of business/residence customer operations and in 1991 was appointed Illinois Bell vice president of business services. He joined Ameritech Services as vice president of business services in December 1992. He earned a bachelor's degree in biology from Lycoming College.
 Ameritech is the parent corporation of the Bell companies of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin, and other domestic and international businesses providing cellular communication, directory publishing systems integration, lease financing and credit card services. Its 1992 revenues were $11.2 billion.
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