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(Banks and thrifts combined)

part 1 of 2

1995 1996 1997

Number of transactions 513 483 498

Total purchase price ($billions$63.18 $46.60 $119.83

Price to book value 1.67 1.76 2.03

Price to latest 12 mo. earnings 17.33 18.79 21.75

Price to assets 15.21 16.68 19.13

part 2 of 2

1998 3Q 1998 4Q 1998 1Q 1999 2Q 1999

Number of t 544 145 102 108 71

Total purch$90.05 $16.80 $12.79 $4.45 $39.93

Price to bo 2.38 2.43 2.08 2.19 2.47

Price to la 22.85 22.47 21.64 23.32 23.29

Price to as 22.91 23.45 20.15 21.54 23.3

Source: Sheshunoff Information Services, a Thomson Financial company ===

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