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ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES ELECTS BOARD MEMBER

 ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES ELECTS BOARD MEMBER
 LANCASTER, Pa., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholders of Armstrong


World Industries, Inc. (NYSE: ACK) have elected Jerre L. Stead a member of the company's board of directors. He is president of AT&T Business Communications Systems.
 Retiring from the board today after nine years as an Armstrong director was Francis V. Breeze, former vice chairman and chief administrative officer of PPG Industries, Inc.
 The annual meeting of Armstrong shareholders was held in Lancaster today. At a subsequent meeting, the Armstrong Board named Stead to its Audit and Pension Committees. Welcoming Stead to the Board, William W. Adams, Armstrong's chairman and president, said, "Jerre Stead brings both his ability and his experience to the Board. He lived and worked in Europe for seven years. He has been CEO and chairman of a company about our size. He is now with a fast-changing, highly respected leader in a dynamic industry. We are looking forward to his many contributions to Armstrong."
 Stead, as president of AT&T Business Communications Systems, heads a business unit that develops, services and sells communications systems for AT&T's business and government customers around the world. Before joining AT&T in 1991, he was chairman, president and chief executive officer of Square D Company, a world leader in industrial control and electrical distribution products, systems and services.
 Armstrong is a manufacturer and marketer of interior furnishings, including floor coverings (resilient flooring and ceramic tile), building products, and furniture. The company also makes and markets a variety of specialty products for the building, automotive, textile and other industries.
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 /CONTACT: Armstrong Public Relations, 717-396-3313/
 (ACK) CO: Armstrong World Industries, Inc. ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU: PER


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