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UPJOHN ELECTS TWO BOARD MEMBERS

 KALAMAZOO, Mich., Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Upjohn Company (NYSE: UPJ) today announced the election of Richard H. Brown and Geraldine Kenney-Wallace to the company's board of directors. The action brings the total number of Upjohn directors to 13.
 "We are delighted to welcome Dr. Kenney-Wallace and Mr. Brown to the Upjohn board," said Ley S. Smith, Upjohn president and chief operating officer and acting chief executive officer. "Dr. Kenney-Wallace will bring a science-based background and international perspective to our global operations. Mr. Brown will provide experience from another technology-based industry familiar with significant and fast-changing government regulations. They are important additions to our board. We look forward to their counsel and leadership as we strategically position the company for the future."
 Brown, 46, is vice chairman of Ameritech Corp. His career spans 24 years of extensive service in the telecommunications industry. Brown has held executive positions with United Telephone System, Inc., a subsidiary of United Telecommunications, Inc.
 Brown also serves on a number of other boards including the Ameritech Corp., Harris Bankcorp, Inc. and is the co-chair of Chicago United. He is secretary of the Illinois Business Roundtable, a member of the Economic Club of Chicago and serves actively in many non-profit organizations in Illinois.
 Kenney-Wallace, 50, is president and vice chancellor of McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. She has had a distinguished career as a science educator, serving as a research associate of biophysics at Oxford University; chemistry fellow at the University of British Columbia; associate professor of chemistry at Yale University; and professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Toronto. She is also a member of the board of directors of Northern Telecom, Bank of Montreal and Defasco Inc.
 During her career, Kenney-Wallace has received numerous honors, including the Corday-Morgan Medal, 1977; Noranda Award, 1984; Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1977-79; Killam Research Fellow, 1979-81; Guggenheim Fellow, 1983; and the E.W.R. Stealil Fellow, 1984.
 As chair of the Science Council of Canada in 1987, she examined public policy on science and technology issues such as research and development, education, health and environment, and international science and technology collaborations.
 The Upjohn Company is a worldwide, research-based provider of human health care products, animal health products, agronomic and vegetable seeds and specialty chemicals. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, the company has been dedicated to improving health and nutrition for more than a century.
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 /CONTACT: R.D. LaRue of Upjohn, 616-323-4874/
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