Citicorp, signaling the end of its go-it-alone automated teller machine strategy, is said to be in the final stages of negotiations about taking an ownership position in the NYCE network.

Sources close to the talks also said that Mellon Bank Corp. is discussing taking a stake in NYCE. Addition of the Pittsburgh-based company would give the network a market in-road against MAC, a rival network jointly owned by Core-States Financial Corp., Banc One Corp., PNC Financial Corp., and Society Corp.

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