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 AKRON, Ohio, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In its regularly scheduled meeting here today, the board of directors of Roadway Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROAD) elected Daniel J. Sullivan president and chief operating officer, effective Jan. 1, 1994.
 Also effective Jan. 1, Joseph M. Clapp, currently chairman and president, becomes chairman and chief executive officer, and Douglas A. Wilson, senior vice president-finance and planning, receives the additional designation of chief financial officer. John P. Chandler, currently vice president-administration, also will become treasurer following the retirement of Michael Newton.
 Sullivan, 47, is currently senior vice president of the company and president of the company's national carrier group, which includes Roadway Express and Roadway Package System (RPS), as well as the company's newest operation, Roadway Global Air, Inc. Following a 12-year career in management with Roadway Express, Sullivan led the planning for and became the first president of RPS, the company's small package carrier which began operations in 1985, growing from 36 terminals to 271 terminals currently. In 1990, he was named vice president and group executive of Roadway Services and was elected to the board of directors. He became group president in 1992. Sullivan is a 1969 graduate of Amherst College and is president of its alumni society.
 Chandler, 50, joined the Roadway Services organization in 1984 and served as vice president-finance and administration of RPS, becoming president of RPS in 1990 before assuming his present position in January of this year. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting and an MBA in finance from the University of Michigan.
 Newton, 59, joined the finance division of Roadway Express in 1978 and was elected treasurer in 1981. He has served as treasurer of Roadway Services since 1982. He was formerly vice president and controller of Springs Industries of Fort Mill, S.C.
 In announcing the board's actions, Clapp said the shareholders of Roadway Services will be "exceptionally well served" by them.
 "Dan Sullivan, as those who have worked with him know well, is an outstanding executive and leader who has been well prepared for the role he now assumes. I join the more than 50,000 Roadway Services people in congratulating him and wishing him the best," said Clapp.
 "We congratulate and thank Mike Newton, as well, for the knowledge and financial skills with which he has served the company during a period of substantial growth and transition," he said.
 In other action, the board of directors authorized the purchase by the company of up to $30 million of the company's common stock during 1994 for corporate requirements. At the end of the third quarter (Sept. 11, 1993), Roadway Services had approximately 39,369,000 shares of common stock outstanding.
 The board also declared a regular quarterly dividend of $.35 per share, payable Feb. 1, 1994, to shareholders of record on Jan. 14.
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 /CONTACT: D. A. Wilson, 216-384-2378, or Barbara E. Hasenstab, 216-258-2467, both of Roadway Services/

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