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ROBERTS NAMED MCI CEO; MCGOWAN REMAINS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

 ROBERTS NAMED MCI CEO; MCGOWAN REMAINS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
 WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Bert C. Roberts Jr., president and chief operating officer of MCI Communications Corporation (NASDAQ-NMS: MCIC), today was named to the additional post of chief executive officer. William G. McGowan, who held the CEO position, will continue as chairman of the board.
 Roberts, 49, has been president and chief operating officer since 1985. Prior to that he had served in a number of senior management positions since joining the company in 1972.
 McGowan, 64, who founded the long distance company in 1968 and has served as its chairman and chief executive since that time, said his recommendation to the board to elevate Roberts was part of an orderly management transition that began with Roberts' election as president in 1985.
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