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TANDY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD MEMBER

 FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack L. Messman has been elected to the board of directors of Tandy Corporation (NYSE: TAN), the company announced today. Messman is president and chief executive officer of Union Pacific Resources Company. Union Pacific Resources Company is an independent oil and gas producer and a wholly owned subsidiary of Union Pacific Corporation, which is headquartered in Bethlehem, Pa.
 John V. Roach, chairman and CEO of Tandy Corporation, said, "Jack Messman has a wealth of management experience that encompasses retailing and technology. I believe that this will make him exceptionally valuable as a board member, as we enter the new retail growth era at Tandy Corporation."
 Prior to his current appointment in 1991, Messman was chairman and CEO of U.S. Pollution Control Inc., Union Pacific's environmental services company where he continues to serve as chairman. From 1986 to 1988, Messman was managing director of Mason Best Company, an investment banking firm in Houston. In addition to his responsibilities as managing director, he also served as chairman and CEO of Somerset House Corporation, a company owned by Mason Best. From 1983 to 1986, he held the position of executive vice president and CFO and a member of the board of directors for Warner Amex Cable Communications Inc., Blue Bell, Pa. From 1981 to 1983, he served as vice president and a member of the board for Safeguard Scientifics Inc. While maintaining his positions at Safeguard Scientifics, Messman was appointed president and CEO of Novell Inc. in 1982. From 1973 to 1979, he was president and CEO of Norcross Inc. in West Chester, Pa. He currently serves on the boards of Novell Inc., the leading computer networking firm, Wawa Inc., a 500-store convenience store chain, and Cambridge Technology Partners Inc., a consulting and software development firm.
 Messman is a graduate of the University of Delaware with a bachelor of chemical engineering degree in 1962, and received his M.B.A. with Distinction from the Harvard School of Business Administration in 1968.
 Messman and his wife, Ellen, have a son and a daughter and reside in Fort Worth, Texas.
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 /CONTACT: Lou Ann Blaylock, vice president-corporate relations of Tandy, 817-878-4955/
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