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BURGER KING NAMES ADAMSON PRESIDENT, USA RETAIL DIVISION

 BURGER KING NAMES ADAMSON PRESIDENT, USA RETAIL DIVISION
 MIAMI, Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Burger King Corporation announced


today that James B. Adamson has been named president of the corporation's USA Retail Division. Adamson, was formerly executive vice president, Marketing for Revco, Inc. based in Cleveland.
 "We are very pleased to have Jim join the Burger King team. He brings to the corporation more than 20 years experience in retailing," said Barry J. Gibbons, chief executive officer, Burger King Corporation. "His background in operations and marketing will be an asset in leading our Retail Division," Gibbons added.
 In his new capacity, Adamson will direct the corporation's Retail Division which is responsible for operating the more than 900 company-owned restaurants throughout the United States. He replaces Robert J. Stetson who was named president and chief executive officer of Pearle, Inc.
 Adamson joined Revco, Inc., in 1988 as executive vice president, Marketing, for the 1,200 store retail chain. Prior to joining Revco, Adamson held several senior management positions with Dayton Hudson, the Minneapolis-based retailer, including senior vice president, Target Stores, Inc. and president and chief operating officer of B. Dalton Company.
 Reporting directly to Gibbons, Adamson will be based at Burger King Corporation's headquarters in Miami. He will join the corporation in early January 1992.
 Burger King Corporation was acquired by Grand Metropolitan in January 1989. One of the United Kingdom's largest international companies, Grand Metropolitan is a world leader in the food, drinks, and retailing sectors. U.S. subsidiaries also include The Pillsbury Company, Haagen-Dazs, ALPO Pet Foods, Carillon Importers, Heublein, Inc., The Paddington Corporation, and Pearle, Inc. Burger King Corporation and its franchisees operate more than 6,400 restaurants in 41 countries worldwide. In Fiscal Year 1990, Burger King had systemwide sales of $6.1 billion.
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