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SARA LEE CORPORATION ELECTS MURPHY VICE CHAIRMAN, BOONSTRA PRESIDENT AND COO

 CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Sara Lee Corporation (NYSE: SLE) today announced the elections of Michael E. Murphy to the new post of vice chairman, and Cornelis Boonstra to president and chief operating officer. The promotions, approved today at the corporation's June board meeting, will be effective on July 1.
 Murphy, 56, has been executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer, as well as a member of the Sara Lee board of directors, since he joined the corporation in 1979. He will continue to serve as chief financial and administrative officer.
 Murphy was previously with General Foods, Ryder System and Hanes Corporation, which merged with Sara Lee in 1979. He is a member of the board of directors of GATX Corporation and the National Association of Manufacturers.
 As announced previously, Boonstra, 55, succeeds Paul Fulton who announced a year ago his plans to retire from the corporation on Dec. 31, 1993, to become dean of the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Fulton will continue to serve as a board member until October 1993.
 As executive vice president, Boonstra has been responsible for Sara Lee's coffee and grocery and household and personal care businesses based in the Netherlands. He joined the corporation in 1974 as general manager of Sara Lee's Intradal division, and became chairman of the board of management for Sara Lee/DE, based in Utrecht, in 1984. He was elected a member of Sara Lee's board of directors in 1988.
 Both Murphy and Boonstra will report to John H. Bryan, chairman and chief executive officer.
 Sara Lee Corporation, a global food and consumer products company, markets a variety of products under leading brand names including Hanes, Hanes Her Way, L'eggs, Bali, Champion, Playtex, Dim, Kiwi, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Jimmy Dean, Douwe Egberts and Sara Lee.
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 /CONTACT: Scott Horne of Sara Lee Corporation, 312-558-8358/
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