Chemical Banking Corp. and Manufacturers Hanover Corp. will merge at 5:01 p.m. today, barring any unforeseen calamity.

The union, which will be trumpeted in double-page ads in several newspapers on Thursday, will follow the filing this afternoon of a two-page merger certificate in Dover, Del., where the new company will be incorporated.

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