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FRED MEYER PROMOTES SCOTT WIPPEL AND ROGER COOKE TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

 PORTLAND, Ore., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Fred Meyer (NYSE: FMY) has promoted Scott L. Wippel and Roger A. Cooke to senior vice president, it was announced today by Robert G. Miller, chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Both report to Miller and serve on the company's Management Committee.
 Wippel is senior vice president, corporate facilities, with overall responsibility for site acquisition, property management, new store construction, remodels and facilities maintenance. He joined Fred Meyer in June 1992 as vice president of corporate facilities. Wippel, 38, was born and raised in Ellensburg, Wash. He is a 1978 graduate of Central Washington University in Ellensburg with degrees in accounting and business administration. He received an MBA in 1988 from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. Before joining Fred Meyer, he was vice president of real estate for Albertson's Inc., a company he had worked for since college.
 Cooke is senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, with overall responsibility for the company's legal affairs. Prior to joining Fred Meyer in August 1992 as vice president, general counsel and secretary, he was senior vice president and general counsel for Pan American World Airways in New York City. Cooke, 44, was born and raised in New York. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Georgetown University in 1970 and a Juris Doctor in 1973 from Georgetown University Law Center. Following graduation, he spent seven years with the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett before joining Pan Am.
 Fred Meyer is a leading regional retailer of a wide range of general merchandise, apparel, food, home electronics, fine jewelry and home improvement products sold in large one-stop-shopping stores ranging in size up to 198,000 square feet. The company employs approximately 24,000 people and operates 123 stores, including 94 of its large multidepartment stores, in Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and California. Fred Meyer reported 1992 sales of $2.85 billion and its stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
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