Shares of Chase Manhattan Corp. got a lift Monday when the stock gained a spot on Salomon Smith Barney's annual list of "Exceptional Names" among publicly held companies.

Chase is the only banking company to make this year's list, which includes International Business Machines Corp., Schering-Plough, and Wal- Mart Stores Inc. among its 15 members. Last year's financial services selection-U.S. Bancorp-was not back for a return engagement. As part of the designation, Salomon's stock sellers will talk up the companies for the next year. Traders will also buy the shares for a multibillion-dollar unit investment trust that Salomon manages for individual investors.

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