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SAFETY-KLEEN ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS

 ELGIN, Ill., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Donald W. Brinckman, chairman, chief executive officer and president of Safety-Kleen Corp., (NYSE: SK) announced today that the Company is developing a management succession plan that will be formally implemented later this spring. As an integral part of this plan, two executive appointments are being announced at this time.
 John (Jack) G. John Jr., 52, recently joined the company as assistant to the chairman, CEO and president. Prior to this, Johnson's entire business career had been with Arco Chemical Company. Starting in 1958 at Arco's Philadelphia Refinery, he progressed through positions in refining, petroleum research, engineering and chemicals manufacturing. During this time, he also attended Drexel University's Evening College where he received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, and later an MBA.
 After assuming additional managerial responsibilities in marketing and specialty businesses, he most recently served as senior vice president and director of the corporation, and president of Arco Chemical Americas Company, a two-billion dollar division of the parent.
 Johnson, his wife Barbara and their six daughters presently reside in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
 F. Henry (Hank) Habicht II joined Safety-Kleen today as senior vice president. Habicht, who is 39, was the deputy administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, since 1989. From 1983 through 1987, he served as assistant attorney general of the United States, responsible for federal environmental enforcement, energy, and natural resources litigation. In addition, he was a vice president of William Ruckelshaus and Associates, a former Washington, D.C.-based environmental law firm, and an associate with Kirkland & Ellis, another legal firm located in Washington.
 Habicht holds an AB degree from Princeton University, and a JD degree from the University of Virginia. He, his wife Wendy, and their two daughters now reside in McLean, Va.
 Safety-Kleen Corp., headquarter in Elgin, Ill., is the world's largest recycler of automotive and industrial hazardous and non- hazardous waste fluids. The company's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol SK.
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 /CONTACT: Robert Willmschen, 708-697-8460, for Safety-Kleen/
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