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RJR NABISCO NAMES WILSON CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 NEW YORK, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RN) today announced that Stephen R. Wilson has been elected its executive vice president and chief financial officer.
 The appointment is effective immediately.
 Wilson was the company's senior vice president of corporate development, a position he assumed when joining RJR Nabisco in 1990. In that position he was responsible for the company's acquisition strategy, capital budgeting and strategic planning. Before joining RJR Nabisco, he was general manager for North America at the Franklin Mint in Pennsylvania, a position he held since 1989. Wilson worked for Cadbury Schweppes, Inc., from 1985 to 1989, serving as president of Cadbury Beverages North America from 1987 to 1989, and senior vice president, finance from 1985 to 1987. He was vice president, finance for Pepsi Cola USA from 1982 to 1985.
 "Steve Wilson has a successful track record as both a financial and operating executive," said RJR Nabisco President Lawrence R. Ricciardi. "He has been an important member of our management team and played an especially important role developing and helping implement many of our growth strategies at RJR Nabisco. We're very pleased that he is taking on this new assignment and are confident he will bring to the CFO position the same creativity and energy that has made him so valuable in the past."
 After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 1968, Wilson served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy until 1972. He received a master's degree in business administration from Harvard University in 1974, when he joined W.R. Grace & Co., in New York as group leader for corporate administrative controls.
 RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp. is the parent company of RJR Nabisco, Inc., an international consumer products company. RJR Nabisco's major operating units are R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco International, Inc., the Nabisco Foods Group, and Nabisco International, Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Jason Wright of RJR Nabisco Holdings Corp., 212-258-5770/
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