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DR. ALAN J. ZAKON APPOINTED ARKANSAS BEST CORPORATION BOARD MEMBER

 FORT SMITH, Ark., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Alan J. Zakon has been appointed to the Arkansas Best Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: ABFS) board of directors.
 Zakon is a managing director of Bankers Trust Company and previously served as chairman of The Boston Consulting Group.
 Zakon was appointed Feb. 17 to fill the unexpired term of Michael B. Goldberg. Goldberg, a managing director of Kelso & Company, Inc., resigned from the board in November, 1992, at the time Kelso & Company, Inc. sold its remaining shareholdings in Arkansas Best Corporation.
 Zakon also serves as a member of the board of directors of the following corporations: Augat Corporation, Boyle Leasing Technologies, Inc., Hechinger Corporation, and Laurentian Capital Corporation. Zakon is a former member of the Advisory Committee to the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and to The Blackstone Group.
 Zakon has been with Bankers Trust Company since 1989, serving as the chairman of its Strategic Policy Committee prior to becoming a managing director in 1990. Zakon started with The Boston Consulting Group in 1967 and served as president from 1980 - 1986 and chairman from 1986 - 1989.
 Zakon obtained his Ph.D in Economics and Finance from the University of California - Los Angeles in 1964. He also earned an M.S. in Industrial Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1959 and a B. A. in Psychology from Harvard College in 1957.
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 /CONTACT: Randall M. Lloyd of Arkansas Best Corporation, 501-785-6200/
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