First USA Inc. has agreed to drop a "walk-away" clause from its merger
The clause said First USA could terminate the deal with the Columbus,
The merger is expected to close in late May or early June.
On April 11, Banc One's stock had fallen by 18% from a 52-week high of
The walk-away clause was dropped last week when First USA announced it
The change in accounting method reduced First USA's earnings by $53
"Banc One and First USA very much intend to carry out this merger," said
Midday Wednesday, Banc One's stock traded at $42.37. First USA's traded