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USG NAMES FOOTE PRESIDENT AND COO, ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES

 CHICAGO, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- USG Corporation (NYSE: USG) today announced that William C. Foote has been elected president and chief operating officer. In his new position, effective January 1994, the 42-year-old Foote will oversee the strategic direction of USG Corporation's major operating subsidiaries -- United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, Inc., L&W Supply Corporation and USG International, Ltd. Foote also will have primary accountability for the corporation's national accounts and technology, research and development units.
 Foote will assume his new role after having served as president and chief executive officer of both USG Interiors and L&W Supply since January 1993.
 USG Chairman and CEO Eugene B. Connolly, who has been handling the additional responsibilities of president since April 1993, commented, "Bill has held key roles in each of USG's main operating subsidiaries and has been a driving force behind the development of the corporation's strategic plan. He will provide the leadership and unity necessary as USG continues to take advantage of its renewed financial flexibility and improving construction markets. His appointment and the other management changes we have put forward create an impressive team."
 Foote joined USG in 1984 as director, strategic planning and corporate development. Since that time he also has served as vice president, strategic planning; senior vice president, international and business development, USG Interiors; and senior vice president and general manager, Central Construction Products Region, U.S. Gypsum Company.
 Foote holds a B.A. degree cum laude in economics from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Prior to joining USG he held management positions with McKinsey & Company, Inc., Chicago, and Chase Manhattan Bank, New York.
 ADDITIONAL SENIOR MANAGEMENT CHANGES
 Concurrent with Foote's appointment as president and COO are a number of other senior management changes, also effective January 1994. J. Bradford James, 46, currently senior vice president and chief financial officer, USG Corporation, will assume the responsibilities of vice president, USG Corporation and president and chief executive officer, USG Interiors, the corporation's second-largest subsidiary.
 Assuming the role of vice president and chief financial officer, USG Corporation, is Richard H. Fleming 46, currently vice president and treasurer, USG Corporation.
 Frank R. Wall 60, currently executive vice president and chief operating officer, L&W Supply Corporation, has been named president and chief executive officer of that subsidiary.
 Reporting to Fleming will be John E. Malone and Raymond T. Belz. Malone, currently vice president and controller, USG Corporation, has been named vice president and treasurer, USG Corporation. The 50-year- old Malone also retains the additional title and responsibilities of vice president, finance, USG International, Ltd. Belz, 52 currently vice president, finance, United States Gypsum Company, assumes the additional role of vice president and controller, USG Corporation.
 USG Corporation is a holding company whose subsidiaries are market leaders in their key product groups of gypsum wallboard, joint compound and related gypsum products, acoustical ceiling systems, and building products distribution.
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