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Sketch of New GE Chairman

November 27, 2000

A look at the successor to General Electric Co. chairman John F. Welch Jr.

NAME _ Jeffrey R. Immelt

BIRTHDATE _ February 19, 1956

EDUCATION _ Dartmouth College, B.S. applied mathematics; Harvard University, M.B.A.

CAREER _ Joined GE in 1982. Held a series of leadership roles with GE Plastics in sales, marketing and global product management. Most recently was president and CEO of GE Medical Systems.

FAMILY _ Wife, Andrea, and one daughter, Sarah Ann.

QUOTE _ ``I love working with customers. ... Sales has really influenced everything I do. It has instilled in me the important traits of operating with a sense of urgency and listening to people.″

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