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Florida Banks Inc., a Jacksonville start-up whose first bank, Florida Bank, is expected to open in June, has hired Don Roberts to run it.

He will be president and chief executive officer of Jacksonville-based Florida Bank, as he was of Barnett Bank of Lake County.

Earlier he was president of Barnett Bank of Atlanta. NationsBank bought the parent Barnett Banks Inc., Jacksonville, in January.

Mr. Roberts will report to Charles E. Hughes Jr., president and CEO of Florida Banks Inc.

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