BALTIMORE BANCORP named two senior officers to succeed C.H. "Buck" Whittum Jr. as chief executives of the holding company and of Bank of Baltimore, its main subsidiary.

Alan M. Leberknight was named to become chief executive of the bank. He would retain the presidency of the bank and the holding company and remain chief operating officer at both.

Edwin F. Hale Sr., board chairman, is to become chief executive of the holding company.

Both appointments would become effective after the retirement of Mr. Whittum, expected next month, and are subject to clearance by regulators.

Mr. Whittum would remain a director of the bank and the holding company and be chairman of the loan portfolio review committee, which oversees lending policies and activities, with emphasis on classified assets.

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