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Imperial Bank of Arizona, the Phoenix unit of Imperial Bank, Los Angeles, recruited five commercial bankers to solicit business in the middle-market business community.

Kevin Halloran, Scott Spillman, and Steve Wallis were hired as senior vice presidents. Mark Chambers and Edmund Ozorio were hired as vice presidents. All were recruited by Ed Zito, president of the Arizona operation.

Mr. Spillman was a senior relationship manager and team leader in the commercial banking group at First Interstate Bank and Wells Fargo & Co.

Mr. Wallis was chief operating officer and senior vice president at First Interstate Equity Corporation of Arizona, Phoenix.

Mr. Halloran was vice president and commercial banking officer at Wells Fargo. He held a similar title at First Interstate before it was bought by Wells.

Mr. Chambers was an assistant vice president and commercial loan officer at National Bank of Arizona, Phoenix. Mr. Ozorio was an assistant vice president and relationship manager in commercial banking at Wells.

Imperial Bank is the flagship subsidiary of Imperial Bancorp.

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