A page 1 story Friday, “Wells to Buy No. 5 Insurance Broker,” incorrectly compared 2000 revenue numbers for Wells Fargo & Co. and Acordia Inc. with a 1999 ranking to conclude that the planned combination would create the fourth-largest U.S. broker. Based on 2000 revenues, a combined Acordia-Wells would have been fifth; Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. was fourth-largest.

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