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LECTEC RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND INNOVATION

 LECTEC RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION
 FOR ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AND INNOVATION
 MINNETONKA, Minn., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- LecTec Corporation (NASDAQ: LECT) has been cited by two national organizations for its corporate environmental policy and entrepreneurship. The announcements of national recognition were received from The Blue Chip Enterprise and the Council of Economic Priorities.
 LecTec is a nominee for Environmental Stewardship, one of five award categories of the sixth annual Corporate Conscience Awards sponsored by the Council on Economic Priorities. The council is a non-profit public interest research organization founded 23 years ago to study the role and responsibilities of corporations in the United States. It authors the popular consumer guide, "Shopping for a Better World."
 The awards ceremony, chaired by Time Warner, Inc.'s Vice Chairman Martin D. Payson, will be held on Thursday, April 9, at the Waldorf- Astoria Hotel in New York, N.Y. Mike Wallace of CBS News will be the master of ceremonies.
 The Blue Chip Enterprise Initiative recognizes those businesses that are creating new jobs and providing innovative products or services to the world economy. The organization, now in its third year, is sponsored by Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Nation's Business magazine.
 According to Craig Simms of The Blue Chip enterprise, "The companies cited this year tell compelling stories of challenge and commitment, of overcoming adversity and emerging stronger. And those honored, such as LecTec Corporation, inspire us with their exceptional resourcefulness, resilience and determination." The complete listing of designated companies in the United States is contained in the March 1992 issue of Nation's Business.
 LecTec President and CEO George B. Ingebrand noted, "We are proud to have been nationally recognized by these two prestigious organizations. To be considered as a nominee for these awards is an honor to the company and a tribute to our employees."
 LecTec Corporation is a medical company that develops, manufactures and markets a variety of skin-related products. Among the company's products are cardiac electrodes, solvent-free medical tapes, conductive and adhesive polymers and transdermal drug delivery systems. LecTec is headquartered in Minnetonka, with additional facilities in Edina, Minn. The company is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol LECT.
 NOTE: For more information concerning the Council on Economic Priorities and The Blue Chip Enterprise, contact Jan Jachimowicz at LecTec, 612-933-2291. ANNUAL CORPORATE CONSCIENCE AWARDS LAUD COMPANIES THAT ADVANCED SOCIAL
 CAUSES DESPITE RECESSION
 America's Corporate Conscience Awards on Thursday, April 9 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York will demonstrate that many companies maintained their commitments to social change and a cleaner environment last year, despite the recession.
 Jacob Imberman, chairman of the board of the Council on Economic Priorities (CEP), which presents the awards, observed: "We were all inspired by the tenacity of U.S. companies that implement socially responsible programs even in rough economic waters. Their performance reflects the actions of consumers who continued to ring up change at cash registers across the country by shopping with a social conscience in hard times."
 Among the companies nominated this year are: Marcal Paper Mills Inc.; Aetna Life and Casualty; Johnson & Johnson; The Prudential Insurance Company of America; PepsiCo, Inc.; and Apple Computer, Inc. (see full list).
 The sixth annual awards ceremony is chaired by Time Warner Inc.'s vice chairman, Martin D. Payson. The evening's master of ceremonies is Mike Wallace, anchor of CBS-TV's "60 Minutes." Attending celebrities will also bestow honors, including Art Garfunkel, Cliff Robertson and Lee Grant.
 Noted Payson: "In this tough economic year, it is historically important that the nominees remained committed to quality-of-life issues in the workplace and their hometowns. We are also pleased that companies are making products which are safe, clean and do not harm the environment."
 He added: "Their efforts to help make a more just and healthier nation have set a benchmark for other nations and future generations to recall." Last year, Time Warner won an award for its Time-To-Read program to improve functional literacy.
 The purpose of America's Corporate Conscience Awards is to enhance the incentives for better corporate social performance. The winners are chosen by a judges committee comprising a diverse group of scholars, economists and investment counselors, explained Alice Tepper Marlin, CEP executive director.
 Dick McCormick, president and chief executive officer of U.S. West, Inc., stated that his company continued to contribute to charities because "business has an obligation to operate at a profit to society, as well as to its stockholders. We'll never get another chance to invest in a four-year-old's readiness for school, a 94-year-old's need to review and find meaning in life, or a community's opportunity to nurture a young, minority-owned business. Some investments simply cannot wait."
 This year's nominees for Environmental Stewardship are Large Companies: Church and Dwight Co., Inc. of Princeton, N.J.; and Marcal Paper Mills, Inc., of Elmwood Park, N.J. Small Companies: Conservatree Paper Company of San Francisco; LecTec Corporation of Minnetonka; Solar Electric Engineering, Inc. of Santa Rosa, Cal; and Stonyfield Farm, Inc. of Londonderry, N.H.
 Assessing the impact of revived consumer interest in green marketing on the bottom line, Brian Tomlinson, Church and Dwight's director of environmental management said: "In the months since we have put increased emphasis on environmental messages, our sales have improved. Though this is hard to attribute to any one thing, we feel strongly that environmental leadership does pay big dividends."
 Employer Responsiveness: Aetna Life and Casualty, Inc. of Hartford, Conn.; Donnelly Corp. of Holland, Mich.; Preston Trucking Company of Preston, Md.; and S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc., of Racine, Wisc.
 Equal Employment Opportunity: General Mills, Inc. of Minneapolis; Johnson & Johnson of New Brunswick, N.J.; Lotus Development Corp. of Cambridge, Mass.; and PepsiCo, Inc. of Purchase, N.Y.
 Community Outreach: Esprit de Corp of San Francisco; McKesson Corp., also of San Francisco; The Prudential Insurance Company of America of Newark, N.J.; and Supermarkets General Corp. of Woodbridge, N.J.
 Charitable Contributions: Apple Computer, Inc. of Cupertino, Cal.; The Quaker Oats Company of Chicago; Tom's of Maine (small) of Kennebunk, Maine; and US West, Inc., of Englewood, Colo.
 Seven of the nominees earned honor-roll grades in this year's edition of CEP's "Shopping for a Better World" (Ballantine 1992): Quaker Oats, Tom's of Maine, Supermarkets General, S.C. Johnson, General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, and Church and Dwight.
 Nominees profiled in CEP's "The Better World Investment Guide" (Prentice Hall, 1991) are Apple Computer, Quaker Oats, Johnson & Johnson, General Mills and PepsiCo.
 Dinner co-chairs are: John H. Bryan, Jr., chairman, Sara Lee Corporation; George B. Harvey, chairman and president, Pitney Bowes Inc.; Jeffrey Hollender, chief executive officer, Seventh Generation; Reuben Mark, president, Colgate-Palmolive; Paul Newman; Charles S. Paul, president, MCA Enterprises Inc.; James E. Preston, president, director and chief operating officer, Avon Products, Inc.; Frank H. Richardson, chairman and CEO, Shell Oil Company; Michael Schulof, vice chairman, Sony USA Inc.; and Lillian Vernon, chief executive officer, Lillian Vernon Corporation.
 The Council on Economic Priorities is a non-profit public interest research organization founded 23 years ago to study the role and responsibilities of corporations in the United States. It authors the popular consumer guide "Shopping for a Better World" (nearly one million sold).
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