Michael D. Jalone had worked 18 years at BankAmerica Corp., the last three as chairman and president of its $236 million-asset Alaska bank subsidiary. By the morning of Feb. 7, he had had enough.

Mr. Jalone, 50, unexpectedly resigned during a breakfast meeting with his boss, John V. Rindlaub, head of the company's Northwest region, and chairman of its Washington bank.

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