Monday’s “Legg to Bid for Royal of Canada Pension Unit” on page 7 misattributed essential information — including the basic assertion that Legg Mason Inc. would bid for Royal Bank of Canada’s RT Capital — to a Legg Mason spokeswoman. In fact she refused to discuss the subject, saying the firm neither confirms nor denies rumors.

All the information attributed to the spokeswoman actually came from another Legg Mason source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.


Because of an editing error, a Tuesday news brief on page 7 gave two different sums for the assets of First Vantage Bank of Tennessee. The first, $168 million, is correct. The second, $9.1 billion, is that of its parent company, First Virginia Banks Inc.The item also gave First Virginia the wrong hometown; it is based in Falls Church.

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