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JOHNSON TO SUCCEED VLASIC AS CAMPBELL SOUP CHAIRMAN

 CAMDEN, N.J., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Campbell Soup Company (NYSE: CPB) Chairman Robert J. Vlasic, 67, announced today that he will retire from that position next month and that President and Chief Executive Officer David W. Johnson has been elected to the additional post of Chairman.
 A newly created position of vice chairman will be filled by Bennett Dorrance, an independent director.
 The changes as approved by Campbell's board of directors will take effect Nov. 18, following the Company's 1993 Annual Meeting.
 "Bob Vlasic has given distinguished service to our shareowners as Chairman," Johnson said. "He guided the company through a challenging transition in 1989, and he has been a constructive force for stability during his term as chairman. We are grateful that we will continue to benefit from his experience and counsel as a member of the board and chairman emeritus."
 Bennett Dorrance, a substantial Campbell shareowner, is chairman and managing director of DMB Associates, a Phoenix investment and real estate firm. He joined the Campbell Board in 1989, and has chaired the board's Audit Committee and has served on the Finance and Governance committees. He is the son of the late John T. Dorrance, Jr., longtime chairman of the company, and a grandson of the inventor of condensed soup.
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