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EON CORPORATION NAMES NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 RESTON, Va., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- R. Michael Sheridan, 42, has been named president and chief executive officer of EON Corporation, succeeding David A. Lehman, 60, who will retire after a short transition period, the corporation announced today.
 Sheridan said that EON, a leader in the field of interactive television communication, would continue "to aggressively pursue deploying its complete system" with a consumer acceptance test in early 1994 and roll out later in the year.
 Lehman retires after a highly successful period in which he forged and strengthened strategic relationships with such firms as Hughes Communications, H-P, Jerrold, PBS and CapCities/ABC in positioning EON on the leading edge of technology in the Interactive Video and Data Services (IVDS) field.
 "We have successfully completed the first phase of technical testing of EON's two-way radio frequency network," said Sheridan. "Dave Lehman has positioned us for market trials in the major cities throughout the United States."
 Sheridan said he shared Lehman's vision of EON's future. The two men had previously worked together at Sun Microsystems, the pioneer and world leader in high performance desktop computing, where Sheridan held a series of senior management positions.
 "We have successfully transformed EON from a corporation with its focus on development to one which is now positioned operationally," said Lehman. "Mike is an aggressive leader and will quickly put his mark on the company."
 Sheridan joined EON (previously called TV Answer) in December 1992, in the capacity of executive vice president for planning and corporate development. He previously served as co-founder and general manager, FirstPerson, Inc., a Sun Microsystems subsidiary focused on consumer- oriented multimedia systems. Also he was co-founder and vice president of marketing for Folio, Inc., a software company which successfully developed typographic and image processing products, and was acquired by Sun Microsystems in 1989. Additionally, Sheridan held positions with various startup companies in the Silicon Valley and the publishing field.
 EON, whose headquarters and national processing centers are located in Reston, was formed in 1986 to serve the interactive communications needs brought about by advancing technology.
 In the future, consumers using EON's services will be able to access information on television screens in areas such as education, news and entertainment. They will be able to perform such tasks as shopping and banking over the EON network.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Lehman and Sheridan will be available via telephone for any press inquiries from 1:30-2:30 p.m. today, Oct. 18; phone: 703-715-8811./
 /CONTACT: Sallie Omsted, 703-715-8856, or Paul Sturiale, 703-715-8606, both of EON Corporation/


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