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VF CORPORATION COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF APPAREL ASSETS OF WORK WEAR CORPORATION

                 VF CORPORATION COMPLETES ACQUISITION
               OF APPAREL ASSETS OF WORK WEAR CORPORATION
    WYOMISSING, Pa., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawrence R. Pugh, chairman, president and chief executive officer of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), announced the completion of the acquisition of the principal operating assets on Work Wear Corporation, Inc.'s. apparel division, which is based in Greensboro, N.C.  The purchase includes manufacturing plants in Erwin and Alexandria, Tenn., Piedmont, Ala. and Vienna, Ga. In addition, Work Wear's central distribution center in Memphis, Tenn. and three regional centers were acquired.
    Pugh stated, "Work Wear is a recognized industry brand name, and their product line will be an important addition to our existing Red Kap occupational and career apparel lines."
    Donald P. Laws, president of VF's Red Kap division, commented, "We welcome the addition of Work Wear and its employees.  The Work Wear product line will be operated as a separate business within Red Kap, with the consistent high level of quality and service that our customers expect."
    VF Corporation is the world's largest publicly owned apparel company and is a leader in the jeanswear, sportswear/activewear, intimate apparel and occupational apparel markets.  Its principal brands are Lee, Wrangler, Rustler, Girbaud, Bassett-Walker, Jantzen, JanSport, Vanity Fair, Vassarette, Barbizon, Lollipop by Modern Globe, Red Kap and Health-tex.  In 1990, VF ranked 171st in Fortune's "500 Largest U.S. Industrial Corporations."
    -0-        11/8/91
    /CONTACT:  Gerard Johnson of VF, 215-378-1151, ext. 246/
    (VFC) CO:  VF Corporation; Work Wear Corporation, Inc. ST:  Pennsylvania, North Carolina IN:  TEX SU:  TNM JT-SM -- NY022 -- 2558 11/08/91 11:04 EST
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