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DURACELL INTERNATIONAL ELECTS GUSTAVO CISNEROS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

DURACELL INTERNATIONAL ELECTS GUSTAVO CISNEROS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 BETHEL, Conn., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Gustavo A. Cisneros, chairman and chief executive officer of Organizacion Cisneros (ODC), was today elected a member of the Duracell International Inc. board of directors. Organizacion Cisneros, ODC, is the parent organization of more than 80 companies operating in Latin America, the United States, Europe and Pacific Rim, with factories and branches worldwide.
 In the United States, ODC companies include Spalding, a worldwide leader in sports and recreational equipment and Evenflo Companies, Inc., the Ohio-based manufacturer and distributor of a full line of baby care products.
 ODC holdings in Latin America comprise a diverse range of enterprises including exclusive distribution of NCR, Apple, Fujitsu Ltd., AT&T and Digital computer systems, and Samsung consumer electronics; a soft drink bottling and distribution organization (Pepsi Cola and Hit de Venezuela); fast food franchises (Burger King and Pizza Hut); television and radio networks (Venevision and FM radio stations); record and video production and marketing (Rodven); telecommunications (Sprintel and Teratel); cosmetics (Helene Curtis); a supermarket chain (CADA); Maxy's department stores; household and cleaning products (Atlantis de Venezuela); processed foods (French's and Frito-Lay); fruit juices (Yukery); a chocolate drink mix (Toddy); tomato sauce and fruit juice (Pampero); an ice cream factory (Tio Rico); beer brewing and distribution (Cerveceria Regional and Budweiser); mineral water (Minalba and San Bernardo); gold mining development and aluminum smelting, as well as petrochemicals.
 "We are honored to have Mr. Cisneros join our board," said C. Robert Kidder, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Duracell International Inc. "He will bring extraordinary acumen and an independent point of view to board deliberations, as well as a fresh international perspective to our expanding global business," he added.
 Cisneros, a Venezuelan native, is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Chase Manhattan Bank, the Chairman's Council of the Americas Society and the International Advisory Council of the United States Information Agency. He is also a member of the board of overseers of the International Center for Economic Growth and the International Advisory Board of the Power Corporation of Canada. His other memberships include, but are not limited to, the International Advertising Association, the board of directors of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the U.S., and The 1001: A Nature Trust for the World Wildlife Fund in Switzerland.
 In the academic community, Cisneros is a trustee of both the Rockefeller University and the Corporation of Babson College, and is a member of the Council for Latin American Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He is also on the board of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the board of international directors at the United World Colleges in London, which is presided over by HRH Prince Charles.
 Cisneros is also president of the Simon Bolivar Foundation, a private, non-profit organization in New York dedicated to supporting social and educational programs throughout Latin America.
 Cisneros has received a number of awards and recognitions, including Spain's Orden Isabel la Catolica, from King Juan Carlos I, for strengthening international ties between Venezuela and Spain; the Orden Libertador in its Gran Cordon Class, the highest decoration a Venezuelan-born citizen can receive; and the Orden Francisco de Miranda, in its First Class, presented to him by President Carlos Andres Perez.
 Cisneros, 47, holds a B.S. and a B.A. from Babson College. He is married and has three children.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Donahue of Duracell International, 203-796-4654/
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