In top 75 transactions announced in the first half of 1997 part 1 of 4 Rank Buyer Target

1 First Bank System, Inc., MN U.S. Bancorp, OR

2 Washington Mutual, Inc., WA Great Western Financial Corp., CA

3 H.F. Ahmanson & Company, CA Great Western Financial Corp, CA

4 Wachovia Corporation, NC Central Fidelity Banks, Inc., VA

5 First Maryland Bancorp, MD Dauphin Deposit Corporation, PA

6 Associated Banc-Corp., WI First Financial Corporation, WI

7 Marshall & Ilsley Corp., WI Security Capital Corporation, WI

8 Huntington Bancshares Inc., OH First Michigan Bank Corp., MI

9 Summit Bancorp, NJ Collective Bancorp, Inc., NJ

10 Charter One Financial, Inc., OH RCSB Financial, Inc., NY

11 Wachovia Corporation, NC Jefferson Bankshares, Inc., VA

12 TCF Financial Corporation, MN Standard Financial, Inc., IL

13 Barnett Banks, Inc., FL Republic Banking Corp. of FL, FL

14 CCB Financial Corporation, NC American Federal Bank, FSB, SC

15 Astoria Financial Corp., NY Greater New York Svgs Bk, NY

16 Union Planters Corporation, TN Magna Bancorp, Inc., MS

17 Sovereign Bancorp, Inc., PA Bankers Corp., NJ

18 Bay View Capital Corporation, CA America First Eureka Holding, CA

19 Pacific Century Financial CorporaCU Bancorp, CA

20 Barnett Banks, Inc., FL First of America Bk-Florida, FL

21 BB&T Corporation, NC Virginia First Finc Corp, VA

22 Community First Bankshares, ND Key Bk of Wyoming, WY

23 Citizens Banking Corporation, MI CB Financial Corporation, MI

24 Norwest Corporation, MN International Bancorporation, MN

25 Western Bancorp, CA SC Bancorp, CA

26 CFX Corporation, NH Portsmouth Bank Shares, Inc., NH

27 First Midwest Bancorp, Inc., IL SparBank, Incorporated, IL

28 Area Bancshares Corporation, KY Cardinal Bancshares, Inc., KY

29 Provident Bankshares Corporation,First Citizens Financial, MD

30 CFX Corporation, NH Community Bankshares, Inc., NH

31 HUBCO, Inc, NJ Broad National Bancorp., NJ

32 First Security Corporation, UT American Bancorp of Nevada, NV

33 Norwest Corporation, MN First Valley Bank Group, Inc., TX

34 Crestar Financial Corp., VA American National Bancorp, MD

35 Peoples Heritage Financial Group,Atlantic Bancorp, ME

36 Webster Financial Corp., CT Peoples Savings Fin Corp, CT

37 Regions Financial Corp, AL New Iberia Bancorp, Inc., LA

38 Union Planters Corporation, TN Sho-Me Financial Corp, MO

39 First United Bancshares, Inc., ARFredonia Bancshares, Inc., TX

40 First Commercial Corporation, AR First Central Corporation, AR

41 First United Bancshares, Inc, AR Citizens National Bancshares, AR

42 Century South Banks, Inc., GA Bank Corporation of Georgia, GA

43 Citizens Financial Group, RI BNH Bancshares, Inc., CT

44 Granite State Bankshares, NH Primary Bk, NH

45 Republic Security Fncl Corp, FL Family Bank, FL

46 Simmons First National Corp., AR First Bank of AR, Russellville & Searcy

47 Carolina First Bancshares, NC Peoples Bk, NC

48 Charter One Financial, Inc., OH Haverfield Corporation, OH

49 First Alliance/Premier BancsharesCentral & Southern HC, GA

50 Eagle Financial Corp., CT Midconn Bk, CT

51 Southtrust Corporation, AL Barnett Bk-SW GA, GA

52 Indiana United Bancorp, IN P.T.C. Bancorp, IN

53 Commerce Bancshares, Inc., MO Shawnee Bank Shares, Inc., KS

54 Pinnacle Financial Services, MI CB Bank Corp, Inc., IN

55 Triangle Bancorp, Inc., NC Bank of Mecklenburg, NC

56 Coal City Corporation, IL U. S. Bancorp, Inc., IL

57 Compass Bancshares, AL Central Texas Bancorp, Inc., TX

58 Suburban Illinois Bancorp, IL Southwest Financial Corp., IL

59 United Bankshares, Inc., WV First Patriot Bkshrs Corp, VA

60 First Charter Corporation, NC Carolina St Bk, NC

61 Republic Bancshares, Inc., FL F.F.O. Financial Group, Inc., FL

62 Parkway Bancorp, Inc., IL Jefferson Holding Corp., IL

Colonial Bancgroup, Inc., AL Dadeland Bancshares, Inc., FL

64 Zions Bancorporation, UT Sun State Capital Corp., NV

65 Provident Financial Group, Inc., Florida Gulfcoast Bancorp, FL

66 Southwest Bancorporation, TX Pinemont Bk, TX

67 Premier Bancshares, Inc., GA Citizens Gwinnett Bankshares, GA

68 Fifth Third Bancorp, OH Suburban Bancorporation, OH

69 LSB Bancshares, Inc., NC Old North St Bk, NC

70 Hibernia Corporation, LA Unicorp Bancshares-Texas, TX

71 Sterling Bancshares, Inc., TX First Houston Bancshares, TX

72 Seacoast Banking Corporation, FL Port St. Lucie National Bank

Holding Corporation, FL

73 Heritage Bancorporation, MT United Financial Corp., MT

74 BankBoston Corporation, MA Pacific National Corporation, MA

75 Reliance Bancorp, Inc., NY Continental Bk, NY part 2 of 4 Financial Advisers and Legal Counsel In top 75 transactions announced in the first half of 1997

Announcement Rank date Buyer's financial advisers

1 3/20/97 Merrill Lynch & Co.

2 3/6/97 Lehman Brothers

3 2/18/97 Montgomery Securities;

CS First Boston Corp.

4 6/24/97 CS First Boston Corp.

5 1/21/97 AIB Capital Markets

6 5/14/97 Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P.

7 3/15/97 Salomon Brothers Inc.

8 5/5/97 Morgan Stanley

9 2/28/97 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.

10 5/21/97 Montgomery Securities

11 6/10/97 CS First Boston Corp.

12 3/17/97 Piper Jaffray Inc.

13 5/15/97 N/A

14 2/18/97 Merrill Lynch & Co.

15 3/31/97 Merrill Lynch & Co.

16 5/8/97 The Robinson-Humphrey Company, Inc.

17 2/6/97 Ryan, Beck & Company

18 5/8/97 Hovde Financial, Inc.

19 2/25/97 CS First Boston Corp.

20 6/16/97 In House

21 5/6/97 N/A

22 2/18/97 In House

23 1/27/97 Roney & Co.

24 4/17/97 In House

25 4/29/97 Castle Creek Capital

26 2/13/97 Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc.

27 6/20/97 Goldman, Sachs & Co.

28 5/1/97 Bank Advisory Group, Inc.

29 3/11/97 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.

30 3/24/97 Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc.

31 3/10/97 N/A

32 3/17/97 In House

33 5/5/97 In House

34 6/23/97 N/A

35 6/24/97 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.

36 4/4/97 Merrill Lynch & Co.

37 2/14/97 In House

38 6/24/97 In House

39 3/18/97 N/A

40 2/5/97 N/A

41 6/11/97 N/A

42 3/17/97 In House

43 4/8/97 In House

44 4/30/97 N/A

45 1/7/97 Raymond James & Associates

46 3/24/97 Stephens Inc.

47 6/1/97 N/A

48 4/23/97 N/A

49 1/15/97 Brown, Burke Capital Partners, Inc.

50 1/28/97 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.

51 5/9/97 N/A

52 6/6/97 Austin Associates, Inc.

53 1/17/97 In House

54 3/3/97 PL Capital

55 3/27/97 Wheat First Securities, Inc.

56 1/14/97 In House

57 1/14/97 In House

58 6/25/97 N/A

59 2/19/97 In House

60 6/30/97 N/A

61 3/11/97 The Carson Medlin Company

62 2/7/97 N/A

6/23/97 In House

64 5/22/97 In House

65 5/22/97 N/A

66 4/28/97 N/A

67 6/24/97 Brown, Burke Capital Partners, Inc.

68 3/13/97 In House

69 1/21/97 The Carson Medlin Company

70 5/28/97 In House

71 3/18/97 In House

72 2/19/97 The Robinson-Humphrey Company, Inc.

73 6/24/97 N/A

74 5/27/97 N/A

75 5/5/97 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. part 3 of 4 Rank Buyer's legal counsel

1 Dorsey & Whitney LLP;

Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton

2 Foster Pepper & Shefelman;

Sidley & Austin;

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

3 Sullivan & Cromwell;

4 Sullivan & Cromwell

5 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

6 Shearman & Sterling

7 Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

8 Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur

9 Thompson Coburn

10 Silver, Freedman & Taff, L.L.P.

11 Sullivan & Cromwell;

Simpson Thacher & Bartlet

12 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

13 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

14 N/A

15 Thacher Proffitt & Wood

16 Alston & Bird LLP

17 Stevens & Lee

18 Silver, Freedman & Taff, L.L.P.

19 Carlsmith Ball Wichman Case & Ichiki;

Vedder Price;

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

20 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

21 Arnold & Porter;

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

22 Lindquist & Vennum P.L.L.P.

23 Dykema Gossett PLLC

24 In House

25 Sullivan & Cromwell

26 Devine, Millimet & Branch, P.A.;

Arnold & Porter

27 Sullivan & Cromwell; Vedder Price

28 Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy

29 Muldoon, Murphy & Faucette

30 Arnold & Porter

31 N/A

32 Ray, Quinney & Nebeker

33 In House

34 Hunton & Williams

35 N/A

36 Hogan & Hartson L.L.P.

37 Lange, Simpson, Robinson & Somerville;

Alston & Bird LLP

38 Alston & Bird LLP

39 Mitchell, Williams, Selig, et al

40 Friday, Eldredge & Clark

41 In House

42 N/A

43 Sullivan & Cromwell

44 N/A

45 Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

46 N/A

47 N/A

48 Silver, Freedman & Taff, L.L.P.

49 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

50 Hogan & Hartson

51 N/A

52 N/A

53 Blackwell Sanders Matheny Weary & Lombardi L.C.

54 N/A

55 Moore & Van Allen, PLLC

56 Schwartz, Cooper, Greenberger & Kraus

57 Liddell, Sapp, Zivley, Hill & LaBoon, L.L.P.

58 Schiff Hardin & Waite

59 In House

60 N/A

61 Holland & Knight

62 Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum & Perlman

N/A

64 Duane, Morris & Heckscher

65 N/A

66 Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P.;

Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

67 N/A

68 Graydon, Head, & Richey; In House

69 Bell, Davis & Pitt

70 In House

71 Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P.;

Andrews & Kurth L.L.P.

72 Alston & Bird LLP

73 Lindquist & Vennum P.L.L.P.

74 N/A

75 Thacher Proffitt & Wood part 4 of 4 Financial Advisers and Legal Counsel In top 75 transactions announced in the first half of 1997 Rank Target's financial advisers Target's legal counsel

1 CS First Boston Corp. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

2 Merrill Lynch & Co. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson;

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

3 Goldman, Sachs & Co. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson;

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom

4 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. N/A

5 Morgan Stanley Pepper, Hamilton & Scheetz

6 McDonald & Company Securities, IHogan & Hartson

7 Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

8 Merrill Lynch & Co. Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP

9 Merrill Lynch & Co. Muldoon, Murphy & Faucette

10 Lehman Brothers Harris Beach & Wilcox

11 Goldman, Sachs & Co. McGuire, Woods, Battle & Boothe, L.L.P.

12 Wasserstein Perella & Co. Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

13 N/A N/A

14 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. Alston & Bird LLP

15 Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P.Sullivan & Cromwell

16 Montgomery Securities Alston & Bird LLP;

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP;

Silver, Freedman & Taff, L.L.P.

17 Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc. Thacher Proffitt & Wood

18 Merrill Lynch & Co. Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz

19 Montgomery Securities Sullivan & Cromwell;

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

20 Merrill Lynch & Co. Howard & Howard Attorneys

21 Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P.N/A

22 N/A Thompson Hine & Flory P.L.L.

23 ABN AMRO Chicago Corporation Howard & Howard Attorneys

24 N/A Lindquist & Vennum P.L.L.P.

25 CS First Boston Corp.; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Hovde Financial, Inc.

26 Tucker Anthony Hale and Dorr

27 McDonald & Company Schiff Hardin & Waite

28 Professional Bank Services, Inc.Hogan and Hartson LLP

29 Endicott Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

30 McConnell, Budd & Downes, Inc. Foley, Hoag & Eliot LLP

31 N/A N/A

32 Gary Steven Findley & AssociatesGary Steven Findley & Associates

33 Bank Advisory Group, Inc. Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C.

34 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. Luse, Lehman, Gorman, Pomerenk & Schick

35 M.A. Schapiro & Co., Inc. Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick;

Arnold & Porter

36 Advest, Inc. Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn

37 U.S. Banking Alliance Gordon, Arata, McCollam & Duplantis

38 Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co.Silver, Freedman & Taff, L.L.P.

39 Hoeffer & Arnett Incorporated Bracewell & Patterson, L.L.P.

40 N/A Lightle, Beebe, Raney & Bell

41 N/A N/A

42 N/A Kilpatrick Stockton

43 Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co.Tyler, Cooper & Alcorn

44 Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co.N/A

45 Ryan, Beck & Company Greenberg, Traurig, Hoffman, Lipoff, Rosen & Quent

46 Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc. Friday, Eldredge & Clark

47 N/A N/A

48 Charles Webb & Company Hahn Loeser Parks, L.L.P.

49 Alex Sheshunoff & Co. Kilpatrick & Cody

50 Ostrowski & Company, Inc. Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C

51 N/A Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

52 N/A N/A

53 N/A Stinson, Mag & Fizzell, P.C.

54 Charles Webb & Company Muldoon, Murphy & Faucette

55 Equity Research, Inc. Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson

56 N/A Vedder Price

57 Bank Advisory Group, Inc. Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee

58 N/A N/A

59 Baxter Fentriss & Company N/A

60 Orr Management Company N/A

61 Allen C. Ewing & Co. Smith, Mackinnon, Harris, Greeley, et al

62 N/A Vedder Price

The Carson Medlin Company N/A

64 Hoeffer & Arnett Incorporated N/A

65 Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P.N/A

66 Charles T. Meeks Company, Inc. Brown, Parker & Leahy L.L.P.

67 The Carson Medlin Company N/A

68 Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P.Housley Kantarian & Bronstein, P.C.

69 Scott & Stringfellow, Inc. Hunton & Williams

70 Service Asset Management Corp. Jenkens & Gilchrist, P.C.

71 N/A Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Martin

72 Austin Associates, Inc. Gunster, Yoakley, Valdes-Fauli & Stewart, P.A.

73 N/A N/A

74 Tucker Anthony N/A

75 Sandler O'Neill & Partners, L.P.Muldoon, Murphy & Faucette Source: Compiled by American Banker from database of Sheshunoff Information Services, I ===

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