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ARTHUR L. BASCOMB NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF DISTRIBIX

 ARTHUR L. BASCOMB NAMED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF DISTRIBIX
 VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Feb. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Arthur L. Bascomb has been named executive vice president of Distribix, the St. Louis-based affiliate of Paper Corporation of America, a nationwide distributor of printing papers and industrial products.
 In the newly created role, Bascomb will assist William T. Leith, president of Distribix, in managing the company's ongoing operations. Leith recently assumed expanded responsibilities as president of PCA Central, one of four operating regions established by PCA to increase coordination among its network of 20 companies throughout North America. Bascomb, 42, will report to Leith in his new role.
 Distribix, headquartered at 16815 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant, Mo., a suburb of St. Louis, is a leading distributor of fine printing papers and industrial products in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee.
 Bascomb received his B.A. in 1972 from Heidelberg College. He was associated with the University of Toledo and Schindler-Haughton Elevator until 1980, when he joined Seneca Paper, the Paper Corporation of America affiliate in Rochester, N.Y. He served in various management positions at Seneca prior to his most recent appointment as president of the company in 1986. A successor to Bascomb will be named president at Seneca Paper within the next few weeks.
 Paper Corporation of America, an Alco Standard Corporation (NYSE: ASN) company headquartered in Valley Forge, is one of the world's largest paper distributors, with annual sales of $3.6 billion.
 Alco Standard, also headquartered in Valley Forge, is a publicly held distribution and services company. For its fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 1991, revenues were $4.8 billion.
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 /CONTACT: David B. Kirkland of Paper Corporation of America, 215-993-3730/
 (ASN) CO: Distriba?per Corporation of America; Alco Standard Corporation ST: Missouri, Pennsylvania IN: PAP SU: PER


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