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MCI REALIGNS INTO MAJOR STRATEGIC AREAS; TAYLOR AND EIDENBERG ADVANCE TO TOP U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL POSTS

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 WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- MCI today announced an organizational realignment that consolidates U.S. operations, sets up a new unit to oversee its international alliances and business with multinational firms, and puts greater emphasis on emerging technologies and services.
 Gerald H. Taylor was named executive vice president and group executive of MCI Communications Services, a new unit responsible for U.S. operations and MCI's core long distance business. Eugene Eidenberg was named to head MCI International Group as executive vice president and group executive. The MCI International Group is responsible for pursuing international opportunities, managing international alliances and selling to multinational companies.
 Richard T. Liebhaber continues as chief strategy and technology officer with responsibility for corporate strategy, new technology, data services and personal communications services (PCS) development. Taylor, Eidenberg and Liebhaber all report to Bert C. Roberts Jr., MCI chairman and chief executive officer.
 "We have organized the company to be directly aligned with the three thrusts of MCI's corporate strategy: to continue the profitable growth of our domestic business, to compete on a global scale, and to pursue emerging opportunities including PCS and multimedia," said Roberts. "This reorganization continues the trend toward greater autonomy for our business units, a strategy that has produced growing market share and profitability," he added.
 Taylor joined MCI in 1969 and has since held a number of senior management positions, most recently as president of MCI Consumer Markets. Taylor was responsible for the introduction of Friends & Family, MCI's highly-acclaimed consumer long distance program.
 Eidenberg is an 11-year veteran of MCI and has been executive vice president for Corporate Strategy and Global Business Initiatives. Previously, Eidenberg held several high-level government posts including assin?t to the President for inter-governmental affairs in the Carter administration.
 Liebhaber, who also serves on the MCI Board of Directors, joined MCI in 1985 after MCI acquired Satellite Business Systems, where he was senior vice president of engineering and development.
 With this restructuring MCI eliminates the position of president and chief operating officer, as the company moves toward more autonomous operating units. The position was formerly held by Daniel F. Akerson, who recently left MCI.
 Reporting to Taylor are Timothy F. Price, as president of Business Markets, and Angela O. Dunlap, as president of Consumer Markets. Business Markets, now MCI's largest operating unit, is responsible for U.S.-based business customers of all sizes. Consumer Markets is responsible for all MCI residential and calling card customers. Price has been president of Business Services and Dunlap has been senior vice president of marketing for Consumer Markets. Also reporting to Taylor are Daniel E. Crawford, president of Network Services, responsible for technical operations, and Gary M. Parsons, executive vice president, who is in charge of support services.
 Operating unit heads reporting to Eidenberg are Seth Blumenfeld, president of MCI International, and Jonathan C. Crane, president of a new segment, Multinational Accounts.
 "I am pleased that we were able to fill these senior positions with MCI executives with long and strong track records," Roberts said. "The people who will lead MCI tomorrow are the people who have built the company to where it is today," he added.
 MCI, headquartered in Washington offers a full range of domestic and global telecommunications services through one of the world's largest state-of-the-art networks. With 1992 revenue of over $10 billion, the company is the second largest long distance provider in the U.S. and has more than 65 offices in 55 countries and places.
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