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GEORGIA-PACIFIC ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ASSIGNMENTS; BOARD DECLARES DIVIDEND; SHAREHOLDERS ELECT DIRECTORS

 GEORGIA-PACIFIC ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE ASSIGNMENTS;
 BOARD DECLARES DIVIDEND; SHAREHOLDERS ELECT DIRECTORS
 ATLANTA, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific Corp.'s (NYSE: GP) board of directors, meeting in conjunction with the company's annual shareholder meeting, announced new officer assignments and declared a dividend, while shareholders elected six directors.
 W.E. Babin, senior vice president - containerboard and packaging, was promoted to executive vice president - pulp and paperboard. In his new position, Babin will have responsibility for the company's pulp, bleached board, and containerboard and packaging businesses.
 Gerard R. Brandt, vice president - Butler Paper and Mail-Well, was elected group vice president - Butler Paper and Mail-Well. Brandt joined Georgia-Pacific in 1986 as general manager of the company's Crossett, Ark., paper operations.
 Jerry L. Kincaid, director - communication papers manufacturing, was promoted to vice president - manufacturing communication papers. Prior to being named last month director - communication papers manufacturing, Kincaid was generalmanager at the company's Port Hudson pulp and paper mill in Zachary, La.
 Robert J. Millikan, vice president - containerboard sales, logistics and information resources, was named vice president - containerboard. Millikan, who joined Georgia-Pacific in 1979 as a production manager, will assume responsibility for all manufacturing and sales of containerboard.
 Georgia-Pacific shareholders elected two new directors and reelected four others. Donald V. Fites, chairman and chief executive officer of Caterpillar Inc., was elected to a three-year term on the board, and A.D. Correll, Georgia-Pacific president and chief operating officer, was elected to a two-year term.
 Fites and Correll were elected to fill the board vacancies created by the retirement of Willard S. Boothby Jr., retired managing director of PaineWebber Inc., and Robert B. Claytor, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Norfolk Southern Corp., whose terms on Georgia- Pacific's board expired at today's annual meeting of shareholders.
 Board members reelected to three-year terms were Harvey C. Fruehauf Jr., president of HCF Enterprises, Inc., a private investment management company; Ronald P. Hogan, Georgia-Pacific vice chairman; James C. Van Meter, Georgia-Pacific executive vice president - finance; and James B. Williams, chairman and chief executive officer of SunTrust Banks, Inc.
 The company's board of directors also declared a regular quarterly dividend on common stock of 40 cents per share, payable June 15, 1992, to shareholders of record May 22, 1992.
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 /CONTACT: Sheila Weidman of Georgia-Pacific, 404-521-4732/
 (GP) CO: Georgia-Pacific Corporation ST: Georgia IN: PAP SU: DIV PER


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