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BUD BROWN JOINS RUBBERMAID AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

 WOOSTER, Ohio, May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A.J.A. Bud Brown has joined Rubbermaid Incorporated (NYSE: RBD) as senior vice president, international business development. He will be responsible for providing direction and leadership to global expansion, a key element of Rubbermaid's stated growth strategy for the 1990s. Brown is a member of the Corporate Executive Committee.
 Prior to coming to Rubbermaid, Brown was president of the International Division of L & F Products (formerly Lehn & Fink), a division of Eastman Kodak. L & F is a market leader in consumer household and do-it-yourself products with brands like Lysol, Thompson's Water Seal and Minwax.
 While Brown was at L & F, sales grew rapidly through internal growth, revitalization of L & F divisions overseas, and new business start-ups in many countries.
 Previously, Brown spent 19 years with S.C. Johnson Wax Inc., where his assignments included general manager-India, corporate acquisitions director, area director consumer products-Pacific and Far East, and senior domestic marketing positions in the U.S. and Canada.
 "We are delighted to welcome Bud as a Rubbermaid associate," announced Wolfgang R. Schmitt, co-chairman and chief executive officer. "His distinguished performance in international business development will enhance and accelerate the key global growth objectives of our mission which is to have at least 25 percent of our total sales outside of the U.S. by the year 2000."
 Rubbermaid Incorporated, located in Wooster, Ohio, is a multinational company which manufactures and markets plastic and rubber housewares, insulated coolers, commercial and institutional products, office products, outdoor casual furniture and Little Tikes toys. 1992 sales were $1.81 billion. The company was named the second most admired corporation in America in Fortune magazine's 1992 survey.
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 /CONTACT: Harry Chapman, director of corporate communications, Rubbermaid Incorporated, 216-264-6464/
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