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MARCY NAMED PRESIDENT OF GOLDEN GRAIN

 CHICAGO, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Quaker Oats Company (NYSE: OAT) announced today that Charles F. Marcy will be joining the company in early April as president of its Pleasanton, Calif., based Golden Grain subsidiary. Most recently, Marcy was president of National Dairy Products Corporation, a Philadelphia, subsidiary of Kraft General Foods. Marcy fills the position vacated in July, 1992, when David L. Beri was promoted to president of the Breakfast Division. In the interim, Golden Grain's management team has reported to Douglas W. Mills, senior vice president and president -- Diversified Grocery Products. That reporting relationship will continue with Marcy reporting to Mills.
 Golden Grain, acquired by Quaker in 1986, had sales of $308 million in fiscal 1992, and is best known for its Rice-A-Roni and Noodle Roni brands. Golden Grain also makes and sells two regional pasta brands, Golden Grain and Mission.
 Mr. Marcy, 42, is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa., and holds an MBA from the Harvard University.
 He began his career in 1974 with General Foods Corporation where he held progressive marketing positions in beverages, Post cereals and Maxwell House. From 1984-89 he worked for Sara Lee Corporation, as vice president of Retail Marketing for Kitchens of Sara Lee, group staff vice president -- Growth and Business Development and vice president and general manager, Wolferman's Inc.
 In addition to his most recent position at Kraft General Foods, Marcy also spent two years as vice president -- Strategy and Marketing, Frozen Products Group.
 Quaker is an international marketer of foods, pet foods and beverages.
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 /CONTACT: Ronald Bottrell, director of Quaker Oaks - media relations, 312-222-7388/
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