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NATIONAL STEEL EXPANDS BOARD, APPOINTS THREE NEW DIRECTORS

 MISHAWAKA, Ind., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- National Steel Corporation (NYSE: NS) announced today that it has expanded its board of directors from seven members to nine and elected three new directors. Elected were:
 -- Edwin V. Clarke Jr., a retired senior executive of Westinghouse Electric Corporation;
 -- Masayuki Hanmyo, a director of NKK Corporation, Japan's second largest steel company, and general manager of NKK's Technology Planning and Coordination Department; and
 -- Keisuke Murakami, vice president-administration of National Steel.
 The three new members join Kokichi Hagiwara, chairman; Osamu Sawaragi, vice-chairman; Ronald H. Doerr; Robert J. Slater; and Yoshito Tokumitsu to bring the board's current membership to eight. Yet to be named is the ninth member, who will be nominated by the United Steelworkers of America under the terms of the new labor contract that took effect Aug. 1.
 One additional director will be elected in 1994 to replace Hagiwara, who has announced his intention to retire at the end of 1993. Hagiwara will be succeeded as chairman by Sawaragi.
 National Steel is the nation's fourth largest steel company, with production facilities in Ecorse, Mich., near Detroit; Granite City, Ill., near St. Louis; and Portage, Ind., near Chicago. The company is headquartered in Mishawaka, and employs 10,100 people.
 Clarke had a 45-year career with Westinghouse, retiring earlier this year. Following a succession of sales and marketing positions, he was named executive vice president of components and materials, Westinghouse Industry Products Company, in 1974. Two years later he became executive vice president, Transmission & Distribution Group, Westinghouse Power Systems Company, and in 1978, he was named president of the Power Systems Company. He was named senior executive vice president, corporate resources, and a member of the corporation's management committee in 1983. He also holds board memberships in Provident Insurance Company, J.A. Jones Construction Company, Trion, Inc., Warren Wilson College and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
 Hanmyo joined NKK Corporation in 1963, following graduation from the faculty of engineering of the University of Tokyo. He was named general manager of the steel making department of the company's Keihin Works in 1985, and general manager of that mill's Production Administration Department three years later. In 1991 he was appointed to his present position as general manager of NKK's Technology Planning and Coordination Department, and a year later he was elected a director of the company.
 Murakami joined National Steel in 1991 as vice president-technical & management coordination and assumed his present responsibilities as vice president-administration in 1992. He is also serving as chairman of the company's strategic planning committee. Previously, Murakami had served with NKK Corporation for 29 years. After assignments in corporate planning with the Japanese steelmaker, he advanced successively to the positions of general manager-operation scheduling, Fukuyama Works; general manager-corporate planning for a major subsidiary, Toshin Steel Corporation; and general manager-business and product development, at NKK's headquarters. He holds a B.S. degree in economics from Tokyo University.
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 /CONTACT: media, Robert R. Toothman, 412-391-1469, or 219-273-7552; or analysts, Joseph A. Rainis, 219-273-7158, of National Steel/
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