Shareholders in BankAmerica Corp.'s annual meeting last week aired concerns about the San Francisco bank's proposed merger with Charlotte, N.C.-based NationsBank Corp.

While several shareholders praised BankAmerica chairman and chief executive officer David A. Coulter for boosting the company's value, others sought assurances that the blockbuster merger would not drive off customers, create a nationwide network of poorly integrated branches, or generally diminish shareholder returns.

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