NationsBank Corp.'s Charles J. Cooley will continue as corporate personnel executive after the company merges with BankAmerica Corp., and James W. Kiser, NationsBank corporate counsel and secretary, will continue to hold those titles.

The appointments were among a series announced jointly Wednesday by the two companies, which plan to merge in October. The resulting company will be called BankAmerica, but will be headed by NationsBank chairman Hugh McColl.

In addition, Lyn Drury of NationsBank will be corporate affairs executive, overseeing media relations, public relations, internal communications, charitable contributions, and corporate special events for the merged company. Cheryl A. Sorokin of BankAmerica will be government policy executive, overseeing international, federal, and state government relations.

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