Armstrong Names M. Edward Sellers, Chairman, President and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina, to Armstrong Holdings Board of Directors

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Armstrong Holdings, Inc.

    LANCASTER, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong Holdings, Inc.
 (NYSE:   ACK) today announced that it has appointed M. Edward Sellers to its
 board of directors.  Sellers, 56, has served as president and CEO of Blue
 Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina since 1992 and as chairman, president and
 CEO since February 2001.  "We are happy to have Ed, with his experience as
 leader of a business in a changing regulatory environment, join our board,"
 said chairman and CEO Michael D. Lockhart.  "As part of the board, he will be
 instrumental in guiding Armstrong through the many challenges it faces in the
 current economy."
     Sellers has worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina since
 1987, responsible for the general management of the various businesses of the
 company, including health insurance, administrative services contracting,
 Medicare intermediary functions and Department of Defense TRICARE intermediary
 functions, among others.  He was the company's president and chief operating
 officer from 1987-1992.  He served as senior vice president in Blue Cross Blue
 Shield's Chicago office from 1978-1987, responsible for a division with
 strategic management, marketing, actuarial and operational support to Blue
 Cross and Blue Shield Plans.
     In addition to serving on the Armstrong Holdings board, Sellers is
 chairman of the board of the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce, and
 chairman of the board of Columbia College, in Columbia, South Carolina.  He
 also serves on the following boards: Open Networks Technologies, Inc., a
 company based in Tampa, FL; Palmetto Conservation Foundation; National Bank of
 South Carolina; The American Red Cross; ETV (Education Television) Endowment
 of South Carolina; Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance and the
 Central Carolina Community Foundation.
     Sellers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Vanderbilt
 University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
     Armstrong Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in the design, innovation and
 manufacture of floors and ceilings.  Based in Lancaster, PA, Armstrong has
 approximately 15,000 employees worldwide.  In 2000, Armstrong's net sales
 totaled more than $3 billion.  Additional information about the company can be
 found on the Internet at www.armstrong.com.
 
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    LANCASTER, Pa., April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Armstrong Holdings, Inc.
 (NYSE:   ACK) today announced that it has appointed M. Edward Sellers to its
 board of directors.  Sellers, 56, has served as president and CEO of Blue
 Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina since 1992 and as chairman, president and
 CEO since February 2001.  "We are happy to have Ed, with his experience as
 leader of a business in a changing regulatory environment, join our board,"
 said chairman and CEO Michael D. Lockhart.  "As part of the board, he will be
 instrumental in guiding Armstrong through the many challenges it faces in the
 current economy."
     Sellers has worked with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina since
 1987, responsible for the general management of the various businesses of the
 company, including health insurance, administrative services contracting,
 Medicare intermediary functions and Department of Defense TRICARE intermediary
 functions, among others.  He was the company's president and chief operating
 officer from 1987-1992.  He served as senior vice president in Blue Cross Blue
 Shield's Chicago office from 1978-1987, responsible for a division with
 strategic management, marketing, actuarial and operational support to Blue
 Cross and Blue Shield Plans.
     In addition to serving on the Armstrong Holdings board, Sellers is
 chairman of the board of the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce, and
 chairman of the board of Columbia College, in Columbia, South Carolina.  He
 also serves on the following boards: Open Networks Technologies, Inc., a
 company based in Tampa, FL; Palmetto Conservation Foundation; National Bank of
 South Carolina; The American Red Cross; ETV (Education Television) Endowment
 of South Carolina; Central Carolina Economic Development Alliance and the
 Central Carolina Community Foundation.
     Sellers received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Vanderbilt
 University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
     Armstrong Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in the design, innovation and
 manufacture of floors and ceilings.  Based in Lancaster, PA, Armstrong has
 approximately 15,000 employees worldwide.  In 2000, Armstrong's net sales
 totaled more than $3 billion.  Additional information about the company can be
 found on the Internet at www.armstrong.com.
 
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