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GEORGIA-PACIFIC NAMES LEE THOMAS AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

 ATLANTA, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia-Pacific Corp. (NYSE: GP) today announced that Lee M. Thomas, 48, chairman and chief executive officer of Law Companies Environmental Group Inc. and former administrator of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, will join the company as senior vice president - environmental and government affairs, effective March 15.
 At Georgia-Pacific, Thomas also will be chairman of the company's Environmental Policy Committee. In this position, he will have direct access to Georgia-Pacific's board of directors and regularly will provide the board with environmental reports.
 "Having a person like Lee Thomas join Georgia-Pacific, with his breadth of environmental experience and unsurpassed talent, is a great step forward for this company, and a true reflection of how seriously we take our environmental stewardship responsibility," said A.D. "Pete" Correll, president and chief operating officer. Correll will assume the responsibility of chief executive officer in May.
 "We aggressively recruited a leading environmental advocate with the technical background and experience to lead Georgia-Pacific's environmental commitment well into the future," Correll said. "In Lee, we are fortunate to find someone who also has the expertise to lead our government affairs effort."
 Thomas currently is chairman and chief executive officer of Law Companies Environmental Group, a subsidiary of Law Companies Group and a company that provides engineering and environmental services throughout the United States and in more than 30 foreign countries. The company's services he manages include a broad range of engineering, remediation, earth science consulting and analytical services to industrial and commercial clients, as well as to government agencies.
 Prior to joining Law Companies Environmental Group in 1989, he served for four years as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), reporting to President Ronald Reagan. As administrator, he was responsible for administering and enforcing federal environmental statutes, including the Clean Water Act and the Clean Air Act. During this period, he established a stronger international approach to avoiding the depletion of the ozone layer by leading a worldwide effort to phase out chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). From 1983 to 1985, Thomas was the assistant administrator of the EPA for solid waste and emergency response. He was responsible for the policies and programs for the safe treatment and disposal of hazardous materials and waste, and administered the country's Superfund law.
 Prior to joining EPA, Thomas was executive deputy director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where he managed the agency and was responsible for disaster relief and civil defense. He also has worked in the Office of the Governor of South Carolina where he was director of the Division of Public Safety Programs and, before that, Office of the Criminal Justice Programs.
 In 1991, Thomas received the Rene' Dubos Environmental Award, and in 1988, the National Wildlife Federation's Conservation Achievement Award.
 Thomas will report to Correll, and Carroll T. Tolar, senior vice president - environmental affairs, and Clifford T. Howlett Jr., vice president - government affairs, will report to Thomas.
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