Fleet Bank, Jersey City, has hired John C. Simons as an executive vice president and market manager for commercial banking in New York.

He had been a senior vice president at Chase Manhattan Bank, responsible for middle-market businesses on Manhattan's East Side.

With Fleet, Mr. Simons will be responsible for middle-market and large corporate banking in New York City and in Westchester and Rockland counties in New York State.

The New Jersey bank, a unit of Boston-based Fleet Financial Group, also hired Stephen A. Jarossy as a vice president.

He will be based in Glen Rock, N.J., and will be responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of corporate banking relationships in the northern part of the state.

Mr. Jarossy was a vice president at PNC Bank Corp. and previously worked for Midlantic National Bank.

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