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GM ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENT

 DETROIT, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The appointment of Robert C. Purcell, Jr. as executive in charge of corporate strategy development for General Motors, effective immediately, was announced today by John F. Smith, Jr., GM chief executive officer and president.
 In this new position, Purcell will be responsible for further development of the corporation's integrated strategic plan. He will be based at GM's world headquarters in Detroit, and report directly to the GM President's Council, the corporation's top executive body.
 Purcell, 40, has been director of business planning for GM's North American Operations since March, 1992, and previously held finance and planning positions in the GM powertrain operations since 1988.
 He joined the Pontiac Motor Division's financial staff in 1982 and transferred to the corporate comptroller's staff in 1984. He moved to the former Buick-Oldsmobile-Cadillac Group in 1985, where he was named manager of business and product planning in 1987.
 A native of Washington, D.C., Purcell earned his bachelor's degree at the Massachusetts College of Art in 1977 and his MBA degree at Indiana University in 1982.
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 /CONTACT: Jack R. Harned of General Motors, 313-556-2028/
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