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Hibernia Corp., New Orleans, has named Kenneth Smith as Washington Parish president, succeeding C. Mike Cassidy, who retired April 1.

Mr. Cassidy had been president of First State Bank, which Hibernia bought in 1994. Mr. Smith will retain his commercial banking duties at Hibernia's Bogalusa branch.

Hibernia also promoted Frankie C. Nesbit, senior vice president and chief retail officer for St. Tammany Parish, to president for the parish. She will be responsible for retail banking on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.

Paul J. Bonitatibus was promoted to retail president for the greater New Orleans area.

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