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PHELPS DODGE NAMES SENIOR COUNSEL

 PHELPS DODGE NAMES SENIOR COUNSEL
 PHOENIX, Arizona, April 6, 1992 /PRNewswire/ -- Phelps Dodge


Corporation (NYSE: PD) today announced the appointment of Leo M. Pruett as Senior Counsel. Mr. Pruett will also serve as Director of the company's Environmental Services department.
 Mr. Pruett, 45, joins Phelps Dodge after serving since 1986 as General Attorney in charge of corporate environmental matters for USX Corporation in Pittsburgh. Mr. Pruett began his career with USX (formerly United States Steel Corporation) in 1982 as a trial attorney after having been in the private practice of law in California since 1973.
 Mr. Pruett received a J.D. degree from the University of California's Hastings College of Law and a B.S. degree, with honors, in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the American, California, Alameda County and Allegheny Bar Associations.
 Phelps Dodge is the world's second largest producer of copper. The company is also one of the world's largest producers of carbon black, the leading North American fabricator of wheels and rims for medium and heavy trucks, a major manufacturer of magnet wire and specialty conductors, and has operations and investments abroad in mines and wire and cable manufacturing facilities. The company's operations are located throughout the United States and in 22 other countries.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas M. Foster of Phelps Dodge, 602-234-8139/
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