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VERSAR APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT OF ITS LABORATORY SUBSIDIARY

 SPRINGFIELD, Va., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Versar, Inc. (AMEX: VSR) announced today the appointment of Douglas M. Hanson, Ph.D., as president of its Versar Laboratories, Inc. (VLI), subsidiary. Hanson will have responsibility for Versar's environmental laboratory in Springfield.
 Hanson brings over 25 years of environmental chemistry and toxicology experience to Versar. He has served as president and CEO of one the nation's largest drinking water analysis laboratories. He has been chief operating officer of a national network of environmental analysis laboratories, a subsidiary of an international oil and chemical company. He also has served as executive vice president for a toxicology and contract testing laboratory in Massachusetts. Other experience includes the fields of bioassay and biomedical research and development.
 Hanson joins VLI with the objective of expanding its analysis services both for the parent, Versar, and for outside clients in industry and government. The lab is supporting Versar's industrial program by performing fast turnaround phase I and phase II property transfer assessments for a variety of financial institutions. For the federal government, the lab is performing analysis of soil samples contaminated with explosives and samples from the testing of new, innovative environmental technologies.
 Benjamin Rawls, president and CEO of Versar, said: "Doug has an outstanding record of accomplishment in the environmental laboratory business. He has specific experience in bringing laboratories to profitability. We look forward to his leadership and expertise in guiding our laboratory subsidiary."
 Hanson said: "I am pleased to take on the challenge of leading the Versar state-of-the-art, environmental laboratory to growth and profitability. We look forward to helping our clients, both in Versar and outside the company, to meet the changing regulatory needs of our dynamic and changing environmental analytical market."
 Versar, Inc., headquartered in Springfield, is a publicly-held, national environmental risk management company which provides a wide variety of scientific and technical services to assist industry and government in preventing pollution, managing environmental compliance, and correcting environmental and health and safety problems caused by pollution, hazardous materials, and toxic substances.
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