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ITT NAMES GERALD C. CROTTY CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF ITT COINS

 NEW YORK, Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Rand V. Araskog, chairman, president and chief executive of ITT Corporation (NYSE: ITT) today announced the appointment of Gerald C. Crotty, 41, vice president of ITT and president and chief operating officer of ITT Consumer Financial Corporation as chairman, president and chief executive of ITT Communications and Information Services, Inc. (ITT COINS).
 Mr. Crotty succeeds Daniel P. Weadock who last week was named president and chief operating officer of ITT Sheraton.
 "Working with John Broderick, chairman of ITT Consumer Financial, Jerry Crotty has done outstanding work managing the strategic redirection of that company which we began earlier this year. Now he will assume responsibility for ITT COINS, which includes ITT Educational Services, an organization of 45 technical colleges in the United States, with 19,000 students; ITT World Directories, the leading international yellow page publisher in seven countries; and the international communications facility in the Caribbean," said Mr. Araskog.
 In his new assignment, Mr. Crotty will be headquartered in Secaucus, N.J., and will report to Dale Comey, ITT executive vice president in charge of ITT's Financial and Business Services Group, which include ITT COINS, the ITT Hartford Insurance Group and ITT Financial Corporation.
 Mr. Crotty joined ITT in 1991 as vice president of ITT and executive representative to the office of the chairman. Early in 1992, he was named president and chief operating officer of ITT Consumer Financial Corporation in Minneapolis.
 Prior to joining ITT, Mr. Crotty served the state of New York in various key positions for 12 years, finally as chief of staff to Gov. Mario Cuomo. In this role, Mr. Crotty was responsible for the formulation and implementation of gubernatorial policy, programs and strategic initiatives including legal, state operations, budget and economic development matters.
 He served as counsel to the governor from 1983 to 1985 and before that as the governor's first assistant counsel, a position he also held with former Gov. Hugh Carey. From 1976 to 1979, Mr. Crotty was an attorney with Hawkins, Delafield & Wood, specializing in public securities and municipal finance.
 In 1989, Mr. Crotty traveled through Europe as a Visiting Fellow of the European Community to study the Community's effort to achieve economic unification.
 A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Mr. Crotty holds a B.A. degree from Fordham University and a Doctor of Law degree from New York Law School where he was an editor of The Law Review. He is a member of the New York Bar.
 Mr. Crotty and his wife, Lucille, reside in Minneapolis and have six children: Alexandra, Sarah, Joseph Patrick, Martha, Edward, and Virginia.
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 /CONTACT: Jim Gallagher of ITT, 212-258-1261/
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