PHILADELPHIA - CoreStates Financial Corp. said it has agreed to buy Rittenhouse Financial Services Inc. and the Rittenhouse Trust Company of Radnor, Pa., in a stock swap valued at more than $55 million.

Rittenhouse Financial Services is an investment advisory firm with $5.8 billion in assets under management. The trust company is a Pennsylvania-chartered bank with $35 million in assets and $400 million in assets under management.

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