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Avery Dennison Appoints Michael A. Skovran New Controller

Press release from the issuing company

PASADENA, Calif.--Jan. 23, 2002--Avery Dennison announced that Michael A. Skovran, vice president, finance at the Company's worldwide office products division, has been promoted to the position of vice president and controller of the corporation. He replaces Thomas E. Miller, who has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, financial reporting, as part of the Company's leadership succession plan. As controller, Skovran will be responsible for Avery Dennison's domestic and international accounting policies and practices, financial reporting requirements and maintenance of fiscal records. He will provide leadership for developing and managing the Company's annual operating plan, as well as general accounting and budgeting at the corporate level. In addition, he will assume responsibility for global procurement programs. He will report to Daniel R. O'Bryant, senior vice president of finance and chief financial officer. Skovran has served in both financial and operations management positions at Avery Dennison for more than 16 years. He joined the Company in 1985 as senior operations auditor at the pressure-sensitive materials business in Ohio. Skovran rapidly progressed to increasingly responsible finance and business operations management positions. He was appointed director, finance for Avery Dennison's Asia Pacific Group headquartered in Hong Kong in 1994, returning to the U.S. in 1998 when he became vice president, finance at the Company's worldwide office products business headquartered in Brea, California. In May 2001 he assumed the additional responsibilities of general manager of Avery Dennison's office products business in Asia Pacific and Latin America regions in the office products business.