OMAHA - First Data Resources Limited, the United Kingdom subsidiary of First Data Corp., has named Gerald E.R. Hawkins as chief executive officer.

The Basildon, England, unit provides card transaction processing and related information services in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Spain.

Mr. Hawkins, a director of Visa Europe and Visa International, was the senior card executive at Lloyds TSB Group PLC, a U.K. retail bank. Before Lloyds merged with TSB he was general manager of Lloyds Bank payment business.

At the First Data unit he succeeded Roger Van Scoy, who left the company.

"With both extensive payment services and international marketing experience, Gerald will add a new dimension to our existing card business," said Eula Adams, an executive vice president of First Data. "Under his leadership I am confident that First Data Resources will continue to enhance and expand our presence in Europe."

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