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ROBERT A.M. STERN NOMINATED TO DISNEY BOARD OF DIRECTORS; CAROLINE AHMANSON, DONN TATUM TO RETIRE

 ROBERT A.M. STERN NOMINATED TO DISNEY BOARD OF DIRECTORS;
 CAROLINE AHMANSON, DONN TATUM TO RETIRE
 BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Architect Robert A.M. Stern has been nominated to The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) board of directors and two longtime members -- Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson and former Chief Executive Officer Donn Tatum -- will retire when their terms end in February. They will be named directors emeritus.
 If elected at the company's annual meeting Feb. 18 at Walt Disney World, Fla., Stern will serve a three-year term. He is founder and senior partner of a New York City architecture firm bearing his name and a faculty member at Columbia University, where he is director of the Historic Preservation Program.
 He was the architect of the Yacht and Beach Club hotels and the Casting Center at Walt Disney World, as well as two hotels at Euro Disney, which will open in April near Paris.
 Ahmanson joined the Disney board in 1975. She is chairman of Caroline Leonetti Ltd., a woman's center for self-improvement, and is active in civic and philanthropic affairs. She was chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 1982 to 1984 and remains chairman emeritus.
 Tatum joined Disney in 1956 as production business manager. He served as executive vice president of Disneyland and in several other management capacities before joining the board in 1964.
 He became executive vice president in 1967 and assumed the Disney presidency in 1968. He was named chairman of the board and chief executive officer in 1971 and chairman of the executive committee in 1980.
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