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LEVI STRAUSS ASSOCIATES INC. APPOINTS NEW BOARD MEMBER

 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Levi Strauss Associates Inc. (LSAI), parent company to Levi Strauss & Co., today announced the appointment of Angela Glover Blackwell to its board of directors.
 Blackwell, 48, founded the Urban Strategies Council in Oakland, Calif., a non-profit resource and policy group whose work serves as a model for other communities and has attracted the attention of the Clinton Administration. Since 1987, Blackwell has served as executive director for the council, which develops data, publications and strategies aimed at reducing poverty in Oakland.
 Prior to that, she was with Public Advocates Inc. in San Francisco, specializing in public interest law in the areas of health, civil and human rights and employment discrimination. She served as the firm's managing attorney for two years.
 "Ms. Blackwell is thorough in her approach to problems and tough- minded in developing solutions," said LSAI Chairman Bob Haas. "She is an energetic, articulate and talented person whose work I very much respect and admire. I believe that she will be especially helpful in guiding our company's future success by providing insights into social, economic and public policy trends that impact American consumers and company employees."
 Blackwell replaces former board member Jack Kilmartin, who retired last September. Blackwell has served on the boards of several organizations, including The James Irvine Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco; Children Now, headquartered in Oakland; The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington, D.C.; Public/Private Ventures in Philadelphia; and Common Cause in Washington D.C. Additionally, she co-chairs the Commission for Positive Change in the Oakland Public Schools. In addition, she served on the Transition Team for the Clinton Administration.
 She holds a B.A. in sociology from Howard University in Washington D.C., and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
 Levi Strauss Associates Inc. is the parent company to Levi Strauss & Co., the world's largest brand-name apparel manufacturer. The company designs, manufactures and markets apparel for men, women and children, including jeans, pants, shirts, jackets and skirts under the Levi's(R), Dockers(R) and Brittania(R) labels. The company had 1992 sales of $5.6 billion and employs more than 34,000 people worldwide.
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 /CONTACT: Shirley Gines of Levy Strauss, 415-544-1666/


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