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WASTE MANAGEMENT STOCKHOLDERS ELECT FOUR MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

WASTE MANAGEMENT STOCKHOLDERS ELECT FOUR MEMBERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 OAK BROOK, Ill., May 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The stockholders of Waste Management Inc. (NYSE: WMX) today elected four members to the company's board of directors.
 Elected as a new member of the Waste Management board to a term expiring in 1995 was H. Jesse Arnelle, a senior partner of Arnelle & Hastie, a San Francisco-based corporate law firm. Arnelle is currently a director of Florida Power & Light (FPL Group), Wells Fargo & Company and Wells Fargo Bank N.A.
 Re-elected to three-year terms expiring in 1995 were Jerry E. Dempsey, chairman of the board of Chemical Waste Management Inc. and a senior vice president of Waste Management Inc.; James R. Peterson, former president and chief executive officer of The Parker Pen Company; and Alexander B. Trowbridge, president of the consulting firm Trowbridge Partners Inc., former president of the National Association of Manufacturers and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
 In other actions, stockholders approved two stock option plans for employees and non-employee directors.
 A shareholder proposal that the company become a signatory to a set of environmental standards called the Valdez Principles received less than eight percent of votes cast by stockholders.
 Waste Management Inc. is the world's leading environmental services company. Based in Oak Brook, Ill., the company operates throughout the United States, Canada and 20 countries overseas.
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 /CONTACT: William J. Plunkett of Waste Management, 708-572-8898/
 (WMX) CO: Waste Management Inc. ST: Illinois IN: SU: PER


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