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NEW DIRECTOR ELECTED TO SANTA FE PACIFIC BOARD

 SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Roy S. Roberts, vice president of General Motors Corp. and general manager, GMC Truck Division, Pontiac, Mich., has been elected to Santa Fe Pacific Corp.'s (NYSE: SFX) board of directors effective Aug. 1, 1993.
 Roberts, 54, has served in his present position at General Motors since October 1992, having served as manufacturing manager of its North American Operations Flint Automotive Division from January 1992 and manufacturing manager of its Cadillac Motor Car Division from 1990 to 1992. From 1988 to 1990, Roberts served as vice president and general manager, truck operations for Navistar International Corp., Chicago.
 Roberts began his career at General Motors in 1977 working in various managerial positions for the automotive manufacturer, where he advanced to plant manager of the North Tarrytown, N.Y., assembly facility. In 1987 he was appointed GM's vice president of personnel administration and development.
 Roberts received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University, completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard's Graduate School of Business in 1982 and was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Florida A&M University. He received the American Success Award from President George Bush in 1989.
 He serves on the board of directors for the National Urban League, Florida A&M University, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan.
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 /CONTACT: Cathy Westphal of Santa Fe Pacific Corp., 708-995-6273/
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