David Coulter, chairman and chief executive officer of BankAmerica Corp., received $5.2 million in total compensation last year, a 48% raise, according to proxy documents filed Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Coulter's salary for his second full year at the bank climbed 25%, to $987,500, and his bonus was $4.3 million, a 55% increase over 1996.

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