Banc One Corp. has moved a step closer to consolidating its bank charters, merging its 14 Wisconsin banks into one state-chartered bank in Milwaukee.

With Wisconsin merged, Banc One has consolidated banks to one charter in eight of its 12 states. The $98.6 billion-asset company has a goal of consolidating to 12 charters in total - one for each state in which it operates - by yearend 1997.

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