Ronald N. Zebeck, president and chief executive officer of Metris Cos., was named to the MasterCard International global board of directors.

Mr. Zebeck has been on the board for the U.S. region since March 1996.

Metris is among the fastest-growing credit card issuers and is the 32d- largest MasterCard issuer. It is majority-owned by Fingerhut Cos., the catalogue marketer.

Mr. Zebeck joined Fingerhut Financial Services in 1994 from General Motors card operations, marketer of the GM MasterCard. The company was spun off as Metris in 1996.

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