CNB Bancshares, Evansville, Ind., has promoted its chief operating officer, James J. Giancola, to chief executive, succeeding H. Lee Cooper.

Mr. Giancola, who remains president, came to the bank in 1992; he had been president of Gainer Bank in northern Indiana. CNB promoted him to president and chief operating officer in 1994.

Mr. Cooper, who had been CNB's chief executive since 1985, remains chairman of the bank.

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