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WALTON JOINS EDUCATION ALTERNATIVES BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 WALTON JOINS EDUCATION ALTERNATIVES BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Education Alternatives,


Inc. (NASDAQ: EAIN) announced today that John T. Walton has joined its board of directors effective immediately. Walton has also agreed to purchase 100,000 shares of EAI common stock in a private placement at a purchase price of $7.00 per share.
 Walton, along with his other family members, has been a long time, active supporter of education. Walton is involved in a variety of businesses and also serves as a director for Wal-Mart stores. "I believe EAI has the potential of affecting the way America educates its people, just as Wal-Mart changed retailing and brought value to the average consumer," Walton said.
 John T. Golle, chairman and CEO of Education Alternatives, said, "Mr. Walton's presence on our board will help the company further improve its national visibility and will enhance our opportunities to better serve all children. John shares our deep conviction that the best way to improve public education for all students in America is by involving private enterprise."
 Education Alternatives, Inc., provides school management and consulting services and proprietary educational products to public and private schools.
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 /CONTACT: John T. Golle of Education Alternatives, 612-885-5572/
 (EAIN) CO: Education Alternatives ST: Minnesota IN: SU: PER


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