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DU PONT NAMES VICE CHAIRMAN

 DU PONT NAMES VICE CHAIRMAN
 WILMINGTON, Del., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of


Du Pont (NYSE: DD) has elected Constantine S. Nicandros a vice chairman of the board and a member of its Finance Committee effective Dec. 1.
 Nicandros was an executive vice president of Du Pont and is president and chief executive officer of Conoco. He will retain his Conoco position and remains a member of Du Pont's Office of the Chairman and Operating Group.
 In addition, Nicandros will become a director of Consolidation Coal Company and Du Pont's primary liaison for its joint venture with Rheinbraun AG announced last Wednesday. Also, he will continue to have regional responsibility for all Du Pont operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
 Nicandros, 58, joined Conoco in 1957 as a research associate in the company's coordinating and planning department. After a series of increasingly important management assignments, he became president of worldwide petroleum operations in 1983 and assumed his current position in Conoco in 1987.
 A complete biography for Nicandros follows:
 Nicandros is president and chief executive officer of Conoco Inc. and executive vice president and member of the Office of the Chairman of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Conoco's parent.
 Nicandros is a member of the boards of directors of Du Pont and Conoco.
 Prior to assuming his present duties on March 1, 1987, he was president for Conoco's worldwide petroleum operations.
 He has worked at Conoco's headquarters in Houston since September 1978, when he was named group executive vice president, petroleum products, responsible for worldwide refining, marketing, and supply and transportation.
 From 1975 to 1978, he held the position of executive vice president for worldwide supply and transportation and was headquartered in Stamford, Conn.
 Nicandros joined Conoco in 1957 in Houston, as a research associate in the company's coordinating and planning department. Advancing through several positions in the department, he was transferred in 1961 to New York. In 1965, he was named acquisitions representative in exploration and production for Conoco's international operations.
 In 1966, Nicandros was named director of economic planning for the Eastern Hemisphere Petroleum Division (EHPD), and in 1971 general manager of transportation and supplies for the division.
 He was elected a vice president in 1972 and executive vice president for refining, marketing, and supply and transportation in EHPD in 1974.
 He is on the boards of directors of Cooper Industries and Texas Commerce Bancshares, Inc.
 He serves on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute and is a member of the National Petroleum Council. He is on the board of trustees of the Baylor College of Medicine and serves on the advisory board for the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston. He is on the boards of directors of the Texas Research League, the Greater Houston Partnership, the Awty International School, and was on the board of governors of The Forum Club of Houston from 1983 to 1989.
 Nicandros is a member of the advisory board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
 Active in civic affairs, he is president and on the board of trustees of the Houston Grand Opera, and on the boards of trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Houston Ballet Foundation. He is on the boards of directors of the Houston Symphony and the American Heart Association. He was chairman of the Texas Gulf Coast United Way Campaign for 1988 and was chairman of the Texas Chapter of the American Committee on the French Revolution Bicentennial in 1989.
 Nicandros is of Greek parentage. He is a graduate of Ecole Des Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Paris, France, and has a law degree as well as a doctorate in economics from the University of Paris Law School. He holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
 He and his wife, the former Tassie Boozalis of Houston, are the parents of a son and a daughter.
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 /Editors: Nicandros is seldom referred to by his given name; his preference is Constantine S. "Dino" Nicandros./
 /CONTACT: Clinton C. Archer of Du Pont, 302-774-6661/
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