In a broad management shakeup, Bank of Boston Corp. said Friday it has reorganized the reporting structure for its top executives and replaced the office of the chairman with a new council of senior advisers.

In a telephone interview Friday, chairman Charles K. Gifford said that the reorganization came in response to the July acquisition of BayBanks Inc. and the naming of Henrique de Campos Meirelles as president and chief operating officer.

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