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SIMPSON TO HEAD SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA'S NETWORK SYSTEMS GROUP

 ATLANTA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific-Atlanta (NYSE: SFA) today announced the appointment of Jack W. Simpson as group president of its Network Systems businesses and a senior vice president of the corporation effective Oct. 11.
 He will report to James F. McDonald, president and CEO. Simpson served as president of Mead Data Central, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Mead Corporation, until year-end 1992 where he grew that business from $44 million to nearly $500 million in 10 years. Simpson formed and operated InfoByte, a venture capital and consulting company in information services throughout 1993.
 "Deregulation and privatization of satellite communications throughout the world will stimulate the growth of our Network Systems businesses. Effective development of this key area is of critical importance to the corporation. Jack Simpson is a strong leader and is particularly well suited to spearhead our efforts in this area due to his marketing and development skills and his proven track-record of success," McDonald said.
 Simpson has more than 30 years of experience in the information and communications industries. At Mead Data Central, he was responsible for leading the significant growth in revenue and profit of the successful Lexis and Nexis research services, among other products, serving a range of customers around the world. From 1963-1982, he was with the IBM Corporation where he served in a variety of technical and business positions in product development and market planning, including laboratory director of the company's communications products division. Simpson holds six patents relating to office systems.
 Simpson is a member of the board of directors of Bank One of Dayton, Ohio, and is on the advisory council for the Miami University College of Applied Science. He has a master of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky.
 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a world leader in broadband communications systems, cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks, and instrumentation for industrial, telecommunications and government applications.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Photo available upon request. Contact Bob Meyers 404-903-4608./
 /CONTACT: Bob Meyers of Scientific-Atlanta, Inc., 404-903-4608 or, fax, 404-903-4775/
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