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KMART CORPORATION APPOINTS COMINS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ANNOUNCES SERIES OF EXECUTIVE MOVES

 KMART CORPORATION APPOINTS COMINS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT,
 ANNOUNCES SERIES OF EXECUTIVE MOVES
 TROY, Mich., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart Corporation (NYSE: KM) today announced the promotion of Frederic M. Comins Jr. to the position of senior vice president, executive and organization resources effective Nov. 1, 1992. Reporting to Kmart Chairman, President and CEO Joseph E. Antonini, Comins will oversee corporate human resources activities including compensation, benefits and executive resources.
 Comins joined Kmart in July 1990, having held executive positions of increasing responsibility at Britches of Georgetowne, Federated Department Stores, Inc. and R.H. Macy, Inc. Comins is a graduate of Harvard College.
 In other moves, Kmart named Thomas M. Nielsen vice president, executive resources. Reporting to Comins, Nielsen will play a key role in identifying and developing talent to ensure company staffing needs are met.
 Anthony N. Palizzi, senior vice president and general counsel, will assume additional responsibility for government relations. A. Robert Stevenson, vice president of public affairs, will now report to Palizzi.
 Thomas P. Downs is promoted to divisional vice president sales promotion for fashions and hardlines. Downs will report to Glenn B. Smith, Kmart's executive vice president of merchandising. Donald A. Esslinger is promoted to divisional vice president inventory management, the position previously held by Downs.
 David L. Schuvie will assume the newly created position of divisional vice president college relations reporting to Michael T. Macik, vice president human resources U.S Kmart stores. Schuvie will spearhead perhaps the largest retail recruiting program of its kind in the nation.
 David R. Marsico is promoted to divisional vice president Super Kmart Centers, reporting to Richard S. Miller, executive vice president U.S. Kmart stores. Also reporting to Miller will be Gary J. Ruffing who is promoted to divisional vice president store operations - Kmart Fashions.
 Gary I. Robson is promoted to divisional vice president Kid's World, responsible for merchandising infants, toddlers, boyswear and girlswear. Robson will report to Donald W. Keeble, senior vice president and general merchandise manager - Kmart Fashions.
 Thomas J. D'Ambrosio Jr. is promoted to divisional vice president transportation. Michael I. Sanders is promoted to divisional vice president distribution center operations - hardlines. Both D'Ambrosio and Sanders will report to Anthony R. Mauro, senior vice president distribution and transportation.
 Eugene L. Philips is promoted to chief financial officer and divisional vice president of finance and building administration for Kmart Fashions and will report to Thomas F. Murasky, executive vice president and chief financial officer Kmart Corporation.
 Elizabeth A. Roney is promoted to divisional vice president information systems - Kmart Fashions. Roney reports to David M. Carlson, senior vice president corporate information systems.
 Kmart Corporation serves America with more than 4,000 retail stores in all 50 states in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada and Czechoslovakia. Currently operating 2,400 Kmart stores, Kmart Corporation also is the parent company for PayLess Drug Stores, Builders Square, Waldenbooks, The Sports Authority, PACE Membership Warehouse and OfficeMax.
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