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NORTHERN TELECOM APPOINTS DONALD J. SCHUENKE NON-EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN

 TORONTO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Northern Telecom Limited (NYSE: NT) yesterday appointed Donald J. Schuenke as non-executive vice chairman of the company. Schuenke has been chairman and chief executive officer of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co., headquartered in Milwaukee since January 1990. Schuenke has served on Northern Telecom's board since 1983.
 O. Bradford Butler, former chairman of the Procter & Gamble Company, remains chairman of Northern Telecom. He was appointed to that post in June 1993.
 Schuenke was named president of Northwestern Mutual Life in 1980. In 1981, he became Northwestern's chief operating officer, and in 1983 he became the company's chief executive officer. In January 1990, he was named chairman of Northwestern, which is the eighth-largest life insurance company in the United States, with assets of more than $43 billion.
 On Oct. 1, 1993, President James D. Ericson will succeed Schuenke as chief executive officer of Northwestern Mutual Life. Schuenke will remain chairman until reaching mandatory retirement age in January 1994. Schuenke will continue to serve on Northwestern's board of trustees following his retirement.
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 /CONTACT: Robert J. O'Brien of Northern Telecom Limited, 416-566-3214 or 703-712-8526/
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