Firstar Corp. chairman and chief executive officer Roger L. is declaring success after a one-and-a-half-year restructuring-though it fell short of target and disappointed Wall Street.

In an announcement last week after its second-quarter earnings report, Milwaukee-based Firstar said it had encountered unexpected costs and revenue shortfalls that would leave it short of its goal of $140 million in cost savings and revenue enhancements by yearend.

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