Edward Travaglianti was recently named chairman and chief executive officer of European American Bank, based in Uniondale, N.Y.

He succeeds Ton de Boer, who has retired. Mr. Travaglianti has also been appointed to the executive committee of ABN Amro North America Inc., the bank's parent.

Mr. Travaglianti has been EAB's president and chief operating officer since November 1991. EAB's assets increased from $4.8 billion at yearend 1991 to $6.8 billion at Dec. 31, 1994. During the same period, net income has grown from $11.3 million to $88.7 million.

Mr. Travaglianti has spent his entire career with European American Bank and its predecessor organizations, having entered the executive training program at Franklin National Bank in 1970. Franklin National was acquired by European American in 1974. He formerly headed the bank's consumer and corporate banking operations.

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