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JOHN H. STOOKEY APPOINTED TO ACX TECHNOLOGIES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 GOLDEN, Colo., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- ACX Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ- NMS: ACXT) has announced the appointment of John Hoyt Stookey (63) of New York and Southport, Conn., to the board of directors. Stookey currently serves on the board of directors of Chesapeake Corp. and as a trustee of United States Trust Co. of New York. He has served as director or trustee for numerous corporations and organizations, including AMAX Inc. and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
 "We are pleased to announce the appointment of John Stookey to the board of directors," said Harold Smethills, office of the president. Smethills added, "As a seasoned director of a number of international corporations, Mr. Stookey brings depth of knowledge and experience to our domestic and international arena. We believe Mr. Stookey will provide guidance to ACX Technologies in the attainment of its mission to maximize growth and earnings, create new c?ts and businesses and maximize the return to shareholders."
 Stookey was employed by Quantum Chemical Corp. (formerly National Distillers and Chemical Corp.) for more than 20 years, most recently as its chairman and president. Quantum Chemical had 1992 revenues in excess of $2.3 billion, generated from the production of petrochemicals and the marketing of propane throughout 45 states.
 Stookey is a graduate of Columbia University, and was inducted into Alpha Pi Mu, the Industrial Engineering Honor Society. He is an active participant in community and professional clubs and societies, as well as being devoted to music and educational organizations.
 ACX Technologies applies innovative technology to manufacture value- added industrial products. Its core businesses produce high performance consumer and industrial packaging, advanced technical ceramic products and aluminum rigid container sheet. These businesses have developed a prestigious customer base through adherence to quality manufacturing principles and a partnership approach. ACX Technologies is poised to capitalize on over $400 million of recent capital investments which have extended the capabilities of its core businesses. ACX Technologies is traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol ACXT.
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 /CONTACT: Karen Breen or Gail Constancio of ACX Technologies, 303-271-7001/
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