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ARMCO STEEL COMPANY NAMES THOMAS C. GRAHAM PRESIDENT, CEO

 ARMCO STEEL COMPANY NAMES THOMAS C. GRAHAM PRESIDENT, CEO
 PITTSBURGH, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Armco Steel Company, L.P., today announced the appointment of Thomas C. Graham as president and chief executive officer.
 Armco Steel Company, a flat-rolled steel producer, is a 50-50 joint venture of Armco Inc. (NYSE: AS) and Kawasaki Steel Corporation.
 Graham succeeds James P. McGlone, who is retiring after 42 years with Armco.
 Speaking for the joint venture, Robert L. Purdum, chairman and chief executive officer of Armco Inc., said, "Tom Graham is preeminent among executive management in the steel industry, and Armco is fortunate to be able to draw upon the talents of a man of his experience, achievement and strategic vision."
 "I am delighted to become part of an organization that has long been respected as a leading competitor and innovator, and I look forward to joining with my new Armco and Kawasaki associates in tackling the challenges presented by today's highly demanding business environment," Graham said.
 The announcement was made today at a news conference in Pittsburgh. Graham is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Washington Steel Corp., where the assignment he accepted in July 1991 was completed in April 1992 with the sale of the company to Lukens Inc.
 Previously, he was vice chairman of the Steel and Diversified Group, USX Corp., which he joined in 1983 from LTV Steel Company, where he was president and chief executive officer.
 Armco Steel Company, with headquarters in Middletown, Ohio, produces coated flat-rolled carbon steels at facilities in Middletown and Ashland, Ky. Employees total 8900. Markets served include the automotive, appliance,and construction industries.
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 /CONTACT: Lee Bland of Armco, 201-316-5266/
 (AS) CO: Armco Steel Company L.P. ST: Pennsylvania IN: MNG SU: PER


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