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FRANK A. LONG APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR PENNSYLVANIA POWER & LIGHT CO., EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 1993

FRANK A. LONG APPOINTED EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING
 OFFICER FOR PENNSYLVANIA POWER & LIGHT CO., EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 1993
 ALLENTOWN, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Frank A. Long, 52, senior vice president-System Power & Engineering, will become Pennsylvania Power & Light Co.'s (NYSE: PPL) (PP&L) executive vice president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 1993.
 The appointment follows action taken by the company's board of directors on Oct. 28.
 He succeeds William F. Hecht as chief operating officer as Hecht assumes his duties as chairman, president and chief executive officer at the beginning of 1993.
 Long will have responsibility for Division Operations, Nuclear and Human Resource & Development as well as System Power & Engineering. Long's replacement will be announced at a later date.
 In announcing the appointment, Hecht pointed out that Long has 29 years of experience in a variety of PP&L positions. "Frank's extensive experience has given him an important perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by the changes in our industry," said Hecht. "This perspective will be particularly important as we develop and implement strategies that will ensure our success in the future."
 A native of Brockton, Mass., Long began his PP&L career in 1963 as an engineer in System Planning. He became manager-Engineering Systems & Programming in 1971 and was named manager-Engineering & Scientific Systems in 1976. He also served as manager-Systems & Programming for five years before being named manager-System Planning. He became vice president-Power Supply in 1989 and was named senior vice president- System Power & Engineering in 1990.
 Long is a graduate of Northeastern University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in electric engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Marlene, reside in Allentown. They have two children, Michael and Kristin.
 PP&L supplies electricity to a 10,000 square-mile area of 29 counties in Central Eastern Pennsylvania. Among the communities it serves are Allentown, Bethlehem, Harrisburg, Hazleton, Lancaster, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport.
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 /CONTACT: James Marsh of Pennsylvania Power & Light, 215-774-5241, or fax, 215-774-5281/
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