LONDON -- Bank of Ireland said Tuesday that it had appointed Douglas O'Brien president and chief executive officer of Bank of Ireland First Holdings Inc., the holding company for its U.S. subsidiary, First NH Banks of New Hampshire.

Mr. O'Brien, 53, replaces William Marshall, who earlier announced his retirement.

Previously, Mr. O'Brien was senior executive vice president of the U.S. holding company of London-based National Westminster Bank, and chief executive of National Westminster Bank New Jersey.

Bank of Ireland also said Maurice Keane, its deputy group chief executive, was to become nonexecutive chairman of Bank of Ireland First Holdings.

Both appointments took effect immediately.

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