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ROBERT W. DOWNING NAMED PRESIDENT OF MAYTAG INTERNATIONAL

 NEWTON, Iowa, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert W. Downing has been named president of Maytag International Inc., according to Carleton F. Zacheis, senior vice president, planning and business development.
 Maytag International, based in Chicago, Ill., handles sales and licensing of corporate appliances and floor care brands in overseas markets, including Maytag, Jenn-Air, Hoover, Magic Chef and Admiral. Downing replaces Charles R. Phillips, former president of the firm, who has left the company to pursue other business interests.
 Since 1987 Downing has been president of Maytag Financial Services Corporation, the internal finance company of Maytag Corporation (NYSE: MYG). Prior to joining the firm he held several positions within the Magic Chef organization including, vice president of national parts and service for the Admiral division of Magic Chef and vice president of marketing and sales for Norge.
 Downing holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Kansas State University, Hays, Kansas. Succeeding Downing as president of Maytag Financial Services is E.S. (Matt) Elliott, currently vice president of Maytag Financial Services.
 Previously employed by Chicago Pacific Corporation, Elliott joined Maytag's corporate staff as assistant treasurer, international, following the acquisition of Chicago Pacific by Maytag Corporation in 1989. Elliott holds a bachelor's degree in economics and accounting from Adrian College, Adrian, Mich.
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