Richard W. Ballantine has been named president and chief operating officer of Banc One Leasing Corp., Columbus, Ohio.

Robert W. Thomas has been appointed executive vice president and director of operations.

Mr. Ballantine joined the leasing company in December as senior vice president for structured finance. He had been managing director of American Equities Group Inc., an investment banking and financial consulting firm.

Mr. Thomas had been senior vice president of retail banking at Bank One Chicago, which he joined in 1991. Before that he was executive vice president of Diners Club International, a subsidiary of Citicorp.

Donald A. Winkler is chairman and chief executive officer of Banc One Leasing and its parent company, Finance One Corp., a unit of Banc One Corp., Columbus.

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