JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Barnett Banks Inc. said it has scheduled a special shareholders meeting for Sept. 18 to vote on its proposed merger with First Florida Banks Inc.

Shareholders of record of July 22 are eligible to vote at the meeting, to be held in Jacksonville.

Barnett and First Florida announced a definitive acquisition agreement on May 18 with an indicated value of $885 million. First Florida would add $5.3 billion to Barnett's $32.4 billion in assets.

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