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PAINEWEBBER INCORPORATED ADDS THE GAP TO ITS FOCUS LIST

 NEW YORK, Nov. 18 ~PRNewswire~ -- PaineWebber Incorporated announced today that it has added The Gap (NYSE: GPS) to its group of stocks known as the PaineWebber Focus List.
 The Focus List is a dynamic, carefully chosen lost of no more than 30 select companies that the firm has rated buy or attractive.
 The Focus List uses a method of stock selection designed to maximize growth potential and minimize risk. The 30 stocks that comprise the Focus List are chosen by a committee of senior PaineWebber professionals chose selection criteria combine elements of fundamental, quantitative and technical analysis.
 After a stock is chosen, it is scrutinized daily and is removed from the list when one of two things happens: the PaineWebber analyst downgrades the stock, or the Focus List's proprietary Stop-Loss discipline indicates that the price threshold has been violated.
 The Gap, headquartered in San Francisco, is a specialty retailer that operates The Gap Stores, a nationwide chain selling moderately priced casual and activewear for men, women, children and infants. Company revenues for fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 1992 were reported at $2.5 billion.
 Carolyn J. Cole, senior vice president and chairperson of the Focus List Committee, said, "With the potential rebound in consumer confidence and the Christmas season fast approaching, The Gap is an interesting choice in the retailing sector."
 To receive recent performance data or a complete list of stocks on the Focus List and additional information about those stocks, please contact any investment executive at your nearest PaineWebber office.
 PaineWebber Incorporated is one of the nation's leading full-service securities firms with 270 offices and 5,000 investment executives worldwide.
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 ~NOTE TO EDITORS: 11~17~92 The Gap (NYSE: GPS) price: $34-7~8~
 ~CONTACT: Beverly T. Spano of PaineWebber Incorporated, 201-902-6775, or Jeffrey Z. Taufield of Kekst and Company, 212-593-2655~
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