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KIRBY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF J. VIRGIL WAGGONER TO SERVE ON BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 HOUSTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Kirby Corporation (AMEX: KEX) announced today the appointment of J. Virgil Waggoner to serve on Kirby's board of directors. Waggoner is president and chief executive officer of Sterling Chemicals, Inc.
 A graduate of Ouachita University in 1948 with a B.S. Degree in chemistry and math, Waggoner earned his Masters Degree in chemistry and math at the University of Texas at Austin in 1950.
 Waggoner began his career at Monsanto Company in Texas City, Texas in 1950 and rose to the position of group vice president of the Plastics and Resins Company. In 1980, he resigned his position at Monsanto to become president of El Paso Products Company in Odessa, Texas. In 1984, Waggoner retired from El Paso Products and became a consultant to the petrochemical industry. When Sterling Chemicals, Inc. was formed in 1986 to purchase and operate Monsanto's Texas City, Texas petrochemical plant, Waggoner became its president and chief executive officer. Sterling Chemicals has been listed in both the Forbes and Fortune 500.
 Kirby Corporation is engaged, through its subsidiaries, in marine transportation, operating U.S. flag vessels on the inland waterway system of the United States and in United States coastwise and foreign trade, diesel repair and property and casualty insurance.
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