Union Safe Deposit Bank, Stockton, Calif., named Joseph H. Johnson president, chief executive, and director.

He will succeed C. Joseph Crane, the current president and CEO, who will retire Sept. 1.

Mr. Johnson had been president of American Bank in St. Paul, which he joined in 1991.

He began his banking career in 1969 as a management trainee at Security Pacific Bank. Mr. Johnson was senior vice president of its southern division in 1984 and became president and CEO of Security Pacific Bank of Oregon in 1987.

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