Cardinal Health Promotes Paul S. Williams to Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Cardinal Health, Inc.

    DUBLIN, Ohio, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:   CAH),
 a leading provider of products and services supporting the health-care
 industry, announced today it has named Paul S. Williams to the position of
 executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary.  He will be
 responsible for managing the company's worldwide legal function and will
 report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert D. Walter.
     Mr. Walter said, "Paul Williams has played a key role in the growth of the
 corporation for over five years through his involvement in numerous
 acquisitions and other transactions. He has worked closely with the company's
 senior management team, and his professional relationships within the legal
 function have positioned him well to further develop the infrastructure of
 this critical area."
     Mr. Williams, 41, joined Cardinal Health in 1995 as assistant general
 counsel.  He was promoted to senior vice president and deputy general counsel
 earlier this year.  Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Mr. Williams was vice
 president and general counsel of Information Dimensions, Inc., a computer
 software company.  He earlier served as group counsel for Borden, Inc.'s Dairy
 and Foodservice divisions and practiced corporate and securities law with the
 law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Columbus, Ohio.  A native of
 Southern California, he began his career as an associate in the Los Angeles
 office of the law firm, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher.
     Active in civic and business affairs, Mr. Williams currently serves as
 vice president of the boards of trustees of The Columbus Academy and the
 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He is a member of the Central Ohio chapter of
 the American Corporate Counsel Association and the American Bar Association's
 Minority In-house Counsel Group. He is a former board member of the Salesian
 Boys & Girls Club of Columbus, Buckeye Ranch, and the Arthritis Foundation of
 Central Ohio.
     Mr. Williams graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor's
 degree in government and received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School.
     Mr. Williams replaces Steven Alan Bennett, Cardinal Health's general
 counsel since 1999, who has decided to leave the corporation to pursue other
 business opportunities. Mr. Bennett had expanded the company's corporate legal
 department from six lawyers to over 30 and organized the function into
 specialty practice groups.
     "Steve Bennett laid a fine foundation for the legal department," Mr.
 Walter said, "and I deeply appreciate his dedication to Cardinal Health during
 an important period of the company's development. We wish him well in his
 future endeavors."
     Cardinal Health, Inc. ( http://www.cardinal.com ) is a leading provider of
 products and services supporting the health-care industry. Cardinal Health
 companies develop, manufacture, package and market products for patient care;
 develop drug-delivery technologies; distribute pharmaceuticals, medical-
 surgical and laboratory supplies; and offer consulting and other services that
 improve quality and efficiency in health care. The company employs more than
 45,000 people on five continents and produces annualized revenues of more than
 $38 billion.
 
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    DUBLIN, Ohio, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE:   CAH),
 a leading provider of products and services supporting the health-care
 industry, announced today it has named Paul S. Williams to the position of
 executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary.  He will be
 responsible for managing the company's worldwide legal function and will
 report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert D. Walter.
     Mr. Walter said, "Paul Williams has played a key role in the growth of the
 corporation for over five years through his involvement in numerous
 acquisitions and other transactions. He has worked closely with the company's
 senior management team, and his professional relationships within the legal
 function have positioned him well to further develop the infrastructure of
 this critical area."
     Mr. Williams, 41, joined Cardinal Health in 1995 as assistant general
 counsel.  He was promoted to senior vice president and deputy general counsel
 earlier this year.  Prior to joining Cardinal Health, Mr. Williams was vice
 president and general counsel of Information Dimensions, Inc., a computer
 software company.  He earlier served as group counsel for Borden, Inc.'s Dairy
 and Foodservice divisions and practiced corporate and securities law with the
 law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease in Columbus, Ohio.  A native of
 Southern California, he began his career as an associate in the Los Angeles
 office of the law firm, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher.
     Active in civic and business affairs, Mr. Williams currently serves as
 vice president of the boards of trustees of The Columbus Academy and the
 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. He is a member of the Central Ohio chapter of
 the American Corporate Counsel Association and the American Bar Association's
 Minority In-house Counsel Group. He is a former board member of the Salesian
 Boys & Girls Club of Columbus, Buckeye Ranch, and the Arthritis Foundation of
 Central Ohio.
     Mr. Williams graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor's
 degree in government and received his J.D. degree from Yale Law School.
     Mr. Williams replaces Steven Alan Bennett, Cardinal Health's general
 counsel since 1999, who has decided to leave the corporation to pursue other
 business opportunities. Mr. Bennett had expanded the company's corporate legal
 department from six lawyers to over 30 and organized the function into
 specialty practice groups.
     "Steve Bennett laid a fine foundation for the legal department," Mr.
 Walter said, "and I deeply appreciate his dedication to Cardinal Health during
 an important period of the company's development. We wish him well in his
 future endeavors."
     Cardinal Health, Inc. ( http://www.cardinal.com ) is a leading provider of
 products and services supporting the health-care industry. Cardinal Health
 companies develop, manufacture, package and market products for patient care;
 develop drug-delivery technologies; distribute pharmaceuticals, medical-
 surgical and laboratory supplies; and offer consulting and other services that
 improve quality and efficiency in health care. The company employs more than
 45,000 people on five continents and produces annualized revenues of more than
 $38 billion.
 
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