PNC Bank Corp. has hired First Union Corp.'s director of corporate communications, R. Jeep Bryant.

Mr. Bryant will hold the same title, which is a new one at Pittsburgh- based PNC, and the rank of senior vice president.

He will join PNC on July 6 and report to Denise Thorne Johnson, senior vice president and chief marketing officer.

Mr. Bryant came to First Union, which is based in Charlotte, N.C., in 1989. He had been a producer, editor, and anchor for several television news operations in the Carolinas.

Brian Goerke will remain PNC's chief spokesman. He succeeded Jonathan Williams, who left in April.

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