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07/16/2004 07:00:00

Zewail Named to TIAA-CREF Board of Trustees

PASADENA, Calif.— Ahmed H. Zewail, Nobel laureate and the Linus Pauling Professor of Chemical Physics and professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology, has been named to the board of trustees of TIAA-CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund).

CREF is an investment company within the TIAA-CREF group of companies and Zewail will serve on the CREF board joining seven other renowned economists and leaders in the education and finance sectors.

"As a scientist I feel I'm also a citizen of the world and should make every effort to help our society. TIAA-CREF is a special institution charting the future of education and educators and I will do my best to aid in this noble mission," said Zewail.

"We are honored and delighted that Ahmed Zewail has joined our Board of Trustees. As one of the world's most eminent scholars and researchers, he is superbly qualified to help us fulfill our commitment to institutions and individuals in the not-for-profit community who contribute so much to our society," said TIAA-CREF chairman, president and CEO Herb Allison.

TIAA-CREF is a national financial services leader and the premier retirement system for education and research employees. It has $307 billion in assets and 2.9 million retirement system participants within 15,000 participating institutions.

Written by Jill Perry