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AVIATION PIONEER WINS COORS AMERICAN INGENUITY AWARD

 GOLDEN, Colo., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Elrey B. Jeppesen, whose charting of national and international air routes got the air navigation and safety industry off the ground, is the 1993 Coors American Ingenuity Award winner. Adolph Coors Co. (NASDAQ-NMS: ACCOB) established the award in 1986 to recognize individuals who, through their creativity and risk-taking, significantly changed the face of American business.
 Jeppesen, 86, is an aviation and business pioneer. As one of the first airmail pilots, he began charting, in a little black book, obstructions and elevations between landing sites. The popularity of his charts among pilots led to his founding Jeppesen and Co. in 1954. The company he sold in 1961 to Times-Mirror is now called Jeppesen Sanderson and is the world's largest provider of air navigation information. Pilots commonly refer to their Airway Manuals as "Jepp charts."
 "It's pretty exciting for me," said Jeppesen when contacted at his metro Denver home about the award. "I'm thrilled that the Coors people right here in the state are honoring me."
 Jeppesen said he didn't start out to invent something new or to go into business with his airway maps, but that as a young airmail pilot, he was concerned about job security. "On mail routes, I figured to keep up with the old boys, I'd better learn it fast. The young boys needed information. I didn't set up to go into business, to make any money, but to do a good job flying."
 Jeppesen will receive the Coors American Ingenuity Award, a bronze elk sculpture, from Jeffrey H. Coors, president of ACX Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: ACXT), during a March 10 ceremony in Chicago. Jeppesen will be honored at a National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) luncheon held during National Manufacturing Week. In addition to the sculpture, he will receive $15,000 to establish a scholarship in his name at an educational institution.
 The distinguished judges who selected Jeppesen are Barbara Hackman Franklin, former Secretary of Commerce; C. Peter Magrath, president of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges; and Daniel J. Krumm, former chairman of Maytag Corp. (NYSE: MYG) and a member of the NAM board of directors.
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 /CONTACT: Christie Holtz or Heidi Buehler Nogues, of Adolph Coors Co., 800-525-3786/
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