Imperial Bank, Inglewood, Calif., has hired James F. Kleerup and Ellen P. Becht as senior vice presidents in its finance division.

Both report to Christine M. McCarthy, Imperial's executive vice president and chief financial officer.

Mr. Kleerup, who is responsible for corporate facilities, came from Osowski Construction Co. in Orange, Calif., where he was operations manager.

Before that he was manager of corporate real estate management at FHP, a Fountain Valley-based health maintenance organization.

Ms. Becht is in charge of strategic planning and will assist in investor relations, credit analysis, and special projects.

She came from Wells Fargo Bank, where she was a vice president in the credit policy and administration division, assisting the chief credit officer.

She came to Wells when it bought First Interstate Bancorp. Wells is to merge with Norwest Corp. next week.

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