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PRIMARK ANNOUNCES THE HIRING OF TASC CEO

 MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Primark Corporation (NYSE: PSE; PMK) announced today that John C. Holt will join TASC (The Analytic Sciences Corporation), its largest subsidiary, as president and chief executive officer. Holt, a member of the Primark board since 1985, will continue to serve as a board member and, in addition, will be elected executive vice president of Primark Corporation.
 John C. Holt joined The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in 1964 as an account executive with Donnelley Marketing and became its president in 1976. Elected a vice president of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation in 1979, Holt was promoted to senior vice president in 1980 and executive vice president in 1982. In April 1987, Holt was named chairman and chief executive officer of A.C. Nielsen. A.C Nielsen, a $1.3 billion corporation with operations in 33 countries, is the global leader in the marketing research industry.
 In July 1993, in addition to his duties as chairman of A.C. Nielsen, he was given the additional title of executive vice president-global resources for Dun & Bradstreet worldwide. He has been a member of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation's board of directors since 1985. Jack is also past chairman of the board of directors of the Direct Marketing Association.
 "Jack Holt is a skilled and experienced information industry executive who can provide TASC with the leadership to grow in both federal government and commercial markets," said Joseph E. Kasputys, Primark's chairman and chief executive officer. "He was a strong proponent of our acquiring TASC in 1991 and has actively supported the company in achieving its goals of 'Leadership in Applied Technology.' With Jack's command of information products and technology, TASC will be able to serve its government customers better while opening up new opportunities in U.S. and international markets. His joining our corporation materially strengthens our management team and our role as a leading provider of information services."
 Primark Corporation, headquartered in McLean, is a $400 million international company principally engaged in information service businesses.
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 /CONTACT: Steven L. Schneider of Primark Corporation, 703-790-7630/
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