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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                            WASHINGTON, D.C.  20549

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                                 SCHEDULE 14D-9

                     Solicitation/Recommendation Statement
                      Pursuant to Section 14(d)(4) of the
                        Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                              (Amendment No. 8)
                             
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                                  BORDEN, INC.
                           (Name of Subject Company)

                                  BORDEN, INC.
                      (Name of Person(s) Filing Statement)

                    Common Stock, Par Value $.625 Per Share
                         (Title of Class of Securities)

                                   099599102
                     (CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)
                                
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                             Allan L. Miller, Esq.
              Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer
                              and General Counsel
                                  Borden, Inc.
                             180 East Broad Street
                             Columbus, Ohio  43215
                                 (614) 225-4000

         (Name, address and telephone number of person authorized 
to receive notice and communications on behalf of the person(s) 
filing statement)

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                                With a copy to:
                           Andrew R. Brownstein, Esq.
                         Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
                              51 West 52nd Street
                           New York, New York  10019
                                 (212) 403-1000





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                 This Amendment No. 8 amends and supplements the Soli-
citation/Recommendation Statement on Schedule 14D-9 of Borden, Inc., a New
Jersey corporation (the "Company"), filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the "Commission") on November 22, 1994, as amended by Amendment No.
1 filed with the Commission on December 1, 1994, Amendment No. 2 filed with the
Commission on December 2, 1994, Amendment No. 3 filed with the Commission on
December 5, 1994, Amendment No. 4 filed with the Commission on December 6,
1994, Amendment No. 5 filed with the Commission on December 8, 1994, Amendment
No. 6 filed with the Commission on December 12, 1994 and Amendment No. 7 filed
with the Commission on December 14, 1994 (as so amended, the "Schedule 14D-9"),
with respect to the exchange offer made by Borden Acquisition Corp., a New
Jersey corporation (the "Purchaser"), Whitehall Associates, L.P., a Delaware
limited partnership (the "Partnership"), and KKR Partners II, L.P., a Delaware
limited partnership (together with the Partnership, the "Common Stock
Partnerships"), to exchange shares, owned by the Purchaser or its affiliates,
of common stock, par value $.01 per share (the "Holdings Common Stock"), of RJR
Nabisco Holdings Corp., a Delaware corporation ("Holdings"), for all
outstanding shares of the Company's common stock, par value $.625 per share
(the "Shares"), and the associated preferred stock purchase rights (the
"Rights"), not already owned by the Purchaser or its affiliates, upon the terms
and subject to the conditions set forth in the Offering Circular/Prospectus,
dated November 22, 1994, as amended and supplemented by the Supplement to the
Offering Circular/Prospectus, dated December 7, 1994, and the related Letter of
Transmittal.  Capitalized terms used and not defined herein shall have the
meanings assigned such terms in the Schedule 14D-9 as heretofore amended and
supplemented.


Item 4.  The Solicitation or Recommendation.

                 (a)-(b) The description in the Schedule 14D-9 under
"Background and Reasons for the Board's Recommendation; Opinions of Financial
Advisors -- Background -- Events Subsequent to Announcement of the KKR
Transaction" is hereby amended and supplemented by adding the following
information:

                 On December 19, 1994, the Company received a notice from the
Purchaser pursuant to Section 1.2(b) of the Conditional Purchase/Option
Agreement that, subject to consummation of the Exchange Offer, the Partnerships
would be exercising the Option to purchase 28,138,000 Shares, with the purchase
closing at 10:00 a.m., New York City time on the day immediately following
expiration of the Exchange Offer (as the date of expiration may be extended
from time to time).  In




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consideration for the purchase of the Shares pursuant to the Option, 51,106,768
shares of Holdings Common Stock, will be delivered at the closing of such
purchase (if any).  Pursuant to such notice, no Shares will be acquired
pursuant to the Option if the Exchange Offer is not consummated.  The notice is
filed as an exhibit hereto and is incorporated herein by reference; the
foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to such
exhibit.


Item 9.  Material to be Filed as Exhibits.

          The list of exhibits in the Schedule 14D-9 is hereby amended
and supplemented by adding the following exhibits:

          Exhibit 99.92 --      Notice of Exercise of Option,
                                dated December 19, 1994.




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                                   SIGNATURE

           After reasonable inquiry and to the best of its knowledge and
belief, the undersigned certifies that the information set forth in this
statement is true, complete and correct.

                                     BORDEN, INC.


Dated:  December 20, 1994            By: /s/ ALLAN L. MILLER
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                                         Name:  Allan L. Miller
                                         Title: Senior Vice President,
                                                Chief Administrative
                                                Officer and General
                                                Counsel




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                       EXHIBIT INDEX


Exhibit                                  Description
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Exhibit 99.92 --                         Notice of Exercise
                                         of Option, dated December 19, 1994.
                              




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                            BORDEN ACQUISITION CORP.
                       c/o Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
                               9 West 57th Street
                           New York, New York  10019


                                                               December 19, 1994


Borden, Inc.
180 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio  43215

Attention:  Frank J. Tasco

Dear Sirs:

                 Reference is made to that certain Conditional Purchase/Stock
Option Agreement dated as of September 23, 1994 (the "Agreement") by and among
Whitehall Associates, L.P. ("Whitehall"), Borden Acquisition Corp.
("Purchaser") and Borden, Inc. (the "Company").  Terms capitalized herein and
not otherwise defined herein shall have their meanings set forth in the
Agreement.

                 Pursuant to Section 1.2(b) of the Agreement, Purchaser hereby
notifies the Company of its designation of Whitehall (acting on behalf of
itself and KKR Partners II, L.P., an affiliated partnership (the "Affiliated
Partnership")) as its designee for purposes of exercising the Option to
purchase 28,138,000 shares of Common Stock (the "Shares").  Purchaser hereby
specifies that the Shares be evidenced by two stock certificates in the
following denominations and names: (i) one stock certificate in the amount of
27,443,920 shares of Common Stock indicating that Whitehall Associates, L.P. is
the holder thereof and (ii) one stock certificate in the amount of 694,080
shares of Common Stock indicating that KKR Partners II, L.P. is the holder
thereof.  The place of the closing of such purchase (the "Closing") shall be at
the offices of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, 425 Lexington Avenue, New York, New
York 10017.  The time and date of the Closing shall be at 10:00 a.m. New York
City time on the morning immediately following the expiration of the Offer and
acceptance of shares of Common Stock for payment thereunder.  The Offer is
currently scheduled to expire 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Tuesday,
December 20, 1994, in which case, assuming acceptance of shares of Common Stock
for payment thereunder, the Closing shall occur at 10:00 a.m. New York City
time on Wednesday, December 21, 1994; provided, that if the expiration of the
Offer is extended past 12:00 midnight, New York City time, on Tuesday, December
20, 1994, the time and date of the Closing shall be at 10:00 a.m. New York City
time on the morning immediately following the expiration of the Offer as so
extended, assuming acceptance of shares of Common Stock for payment thereunder,
(the "Extended Closing"); provided, further, that, in the event the expiration
of the Offer is extended so
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that the Extended Closing would occur more than ten business days from the date
hereof, this notice shall be deemed to be in compliance with Section 1.2(b) of
the Agreement if, at least one business day prior to the Extended Closing,
Purchaser shall have provided the Company with written confirmation of the
time, date and place of the Extended Closing.  If the Offer is not consummated,
this notice will be void and of no further force and effect.

                 In accordance with Section 1.4 of the Agreement, Whitehall is
prepared to deliver, on its own behalf and on behalf of the Affiliated
Partnership, 51,106,768 shares of Holdings Common Stock to the Company at the
Closing in consideration for the Shares.

                                        Very truly yours,

                                        BORDEN ACQUISITION CORP.


                                        By:
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cc:  Andrew R. Brownstein, Esq.