Banc One Corp.'s $30 billion merger with First Chicago NBD Corp. would unite one's retail banking prowess and the other's corporate expertise under a single roof.

The resulting company, with $230 billion of assets and 56 million customers worldwide, would vault ahead of its midwestern competitors to become the region's leading bank.

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