Mortgage company mergers bring out the best - and the worst - in managers who participate in the deals, said a chief executive who speaks from experience.

Both sides will insist they have nothing but a business interest in the transaction, said Robert E. Roth, president of Spectrum Home Mortgage, a unit of Marine Midland Bank.

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