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MARTIN MARIETTA CEO TO CHAIR RED CROSS BOARD

 MARTIN MARIETTA CEO TO CHAIR RED CROSS BOARD
 WASHINGTON, May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- President Bush today appointed


Norman R. Augustine, chairman and chief executive officer of Martin Marietta Corp. (NYSE: ML), as chairman of the board the governors of the American National Red Cross.
 Augustine will serve a three-year term, succeeding George F. Moody, who has chaired the humanitarian organization's board since 1985.
 Augustine takes the reins at a time when the Red Cross is undertaking significant new programs under the leadership of its president, Elizabeth H. Dole. The organization has identified three areas as its top priorities: blood services, disaster services revitalization and a new field service system.
 The transformation of the blood program, announced last year, will completely overhaul how the Red Cross collects, processes and delivers blood. Disaster revitalization is a four-year project that will significantly increase the Red Cross' capacity to provide prompt, high quality and efficient relief services to disaster victims.
 To ensure these priority programs are available to every American, the Red Cross is reconfiguring its field structure by eliminating three regional headquarters and placing additional resources in local chapters, taking a grass-roots approach.
 "Norm Augustine is the visionary we need and can trust to spearhead our efforts as we take bold steps toward the next century," said Dole. "He is the consummate leader. I look forward to working with him to ensure we fulfill our mission to provide prompt and effective relief to victims of disasters and implement our blood services transformation, a far-reaching public safety program affecting half the nation's blood supply."
 Under the Red Cross' congressional charter, the president of the United States has the authority to appoint the chairman.
 Augustine joined Martin Marietta in 1977 and served as president and chief operating officer before being named chairman and CEO in 1988 and 1987, respectively.
 He has held top positions in government as well as industry. Before joining Martin Marietta, Augustine was undersecretary of the Army. He has also been vice president of advanced programs and marketing for LTV Missiles and Space Co. and an assistant director of defense research and engineering in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. He began his career in 1958 with Douglas Aircraft Co., where he became a program manager and chief engineer.
 Besides serving on the board of the American Red Cross, Augustine holds positions with other charitable and civic organizations as well. He is the executive vice president of the Boy Scouts of America and national chairman of the U.S. Savings Bond Campaign.
 Augustine serves on the boards of Phillips Petroleum Co. and Procter & Gamble Corp. He is a trustee of Princeton University and the Johns Hopkins University, and is a member of the Advisory Council of the School of Medicine at Johns Hopkins.
 Augustine recently served as chairman of the NASA/White House Committee on the Future of the U.S. Space Program and president and chairman of the Association of the United States Army, chairman of the Defense Science Board, and president of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
 He has won numerous awards, including the Boy Scouts Citizen of the Year Award and the Department of Defense's highest civilian decoration, the Distinguished Service Medal, which has been awarded to him four times.
 Born in 1935, the Colorado native is a graduate of Princeton University, where he was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Tau Beta Pi honor societies. He earned a baccalaureate degree magna cum laude and a master's in aeronautical engineering.
 Listed in "Who's Who in America" and "Who's Who in the World," Augustine is also a published author. He co-authored "The Defense Revolution" and wrote "Augustine's Laws," a tongue-in-cheek book about management that has been printed in four languages.
 An avid adventurer, he has dog-sledded in the Arctic, explored volcanoes in the Antarctic, traveled the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon and hot-air ballooned in Kenya.
 He is married to the former Margareta Engman of Stockholm, and they are the parents of a son and daughter.
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 /CONTACT: Henry Duvall of the American Red Cross, 202-639-3216/
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