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WILSON CEO ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION; ARE THEY ON THE BLOCK?

     Amer Group Ltd., the Finnish-based parent company of Wilson
Sporting Goods Co., announced yesterday the resignation of Wilson
President and CEO John Riccitiello.  Appointed to his positions
at Wilson in '93, Riccitiello said he resigned to pursue personal
interests.  Wilson Sr. VP/Finance and Administration Jim Reid-
Anderson has been appointed COO until further notice.  His
appointment will be effective March 1, 1996 (Wilson).  George
Lazarus writes in this morning's CHICAGO TRIBUNE that Riccitiello
is leaving to become CEO of Sara Lee Bakery Worldwide.
Riccitiello's departure comes as the Amer Group, has been
"quietly" entertaining offers for the company (CHICAGO TRIBUNE,
2/16).
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