John F. Maher faced tough questions about Great Western Bank's profitability in his maiden appearance before stock analysts as the thrift's CEO-elect.

Speaking to the New York Society of Security Analysts on Monday, Mr. Maher responded somewhat defensively to a barrage of questions from analysts who follow the mortgage business.

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