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MONTGOMERY WARD ANNOUNCES SENIOR OFFICER APPOINTMENT

 MONTGOMERY WARD ANNOUNCES SENIOR OFFICER APPOINTMENT
 CHICAGO, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Bernard F. Brennan, chairman and


chief executive officer of Montgomery Ward & Co. announced today the hiring of a senior executive to be executive vice president, apparel replacing Dick Rusthoven who is taking a medical leave of absence.
 In his role as executive vice president, apparel, Leslie (Les) Ball, 46, will be responsible for managing all apparel merchandising and sourcing activities for the company. He will be a member of the executive committee of Montgomery Ward and report to Hal Kahn, president.
 Ball spent over 22 years with Macy's in both merchandising and line operations positions. He had assignments as chairman and CEO, Macy's Midwest and president, Macy's Wholesale Division.
 "We are sorry to lose the experience and skills of Dick Rusthoven for medical reasons, but are happy to have Dick continuing to work with us in a consulting role," Brennan said. "And we are extremely pleased to have an executive of the caliber of Les to help us continue our apparel strategies. Les' apparel merchandising and import experience are major assets to our growth plans," Brennan said.
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 /CONTACT: Ann Raives of Montgomery Ward, 312-467-7410/ CO: Montgomery Ward & Co. ST: Illinois IN: REA SU: PER


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