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Listed in order of deal value

part 1 of 3

Rank Buyer Seller

1 Wells Fargo and Co., Calif. First Interstate Bancorp, Calif.

2 Fleet Financial Group, Mass. Fleet Banking Group Inc., R.I.

3 Union Planters Corp., Tenn. Leader Financial Corp., Tenn.

4 First Union Corp., N.C. Center Financial Corp, Conn.

5 First Union Corp., N.C. Home Financial Corp, Fla.

6 US Bancorp, Ore. California Bancshares, Calif.

7 NationsBank Corp., N.C. TAC Bancshares, Fla.

8 Firstar Corp., Wis. American Bancorp., Minn.

9 Hibernia Corp., La. C M Bank Holding Co., La.

10 Taylor Investment Group, Ill. Cole Taylor Bank, Ill.

11 ABN-AMRO Holding, Netherlands Comerica Bank-Illinois, Ill.

12 Norwest Corp., Minn. Primerit Bank FSB, NV

13 Hubco Inc., N.J. Lafayette Am. Bank & Trust Co., Conn.

14 Regions Financial Corp., Ala. Allied Bankshares, Ga.

15 Community 1st Bankshares, N.D. Mountain Parks Financial, Colo.

16 Peoples Heritage Financial, Me. Family Bancorp, Mass.

17 NationsBank Corp., N.C. Charter Bancshares, Tex.

18 Summit Bancorp., N.J. Central Jersey Financial Corp., N.J.

19 Mercantile Bancorp., Mo. Today's Bancorp, Ill.

20 Allied Irish Banks Plc, Ireland 1st Washington Bancorp, Va.

21 Texas Regional Bancshares, Tex. First State Bank & Trust Co., Tex.

22 Horizon Bancorp, W.Va. Twentieth Bancorp, W.Va.

23 Hibernia Corp., La. Texarkana National Bancshares, Tex.

24 Old Kent Financial Corp., Mich. Seaway Financial Corp., Mich.

25 First Interstate Bancsys. of Mont1st Interstate Banks of Wy., Mont.

26 Northern Illinois Financial,* IllPremier Financial Services Inc., Ill.

27 Monarch Bancorp, Calif. Western Bank, Calif.

28 Sovereign Bancorp, Pa. First State Financial Services, N.J.

29 One Valley Bancorp of W.Va., W.VaCSB Financial Corp., Va.

30 FNB Corp., Pa. Southwest Banks Inc., Fla.

31 BankAtlantic Bancorp., Fla. Bank of North America Bancorp, Fla.

- Whitney Holding Corp., La. New Iberia Bancorp, La.

33 Citizens Financial Group, R.I. Farmers & Mechanics Bank, Conn.

34 ISB Financial Corp., La. Jefferson Bancorp, La.

35 BancFirst Ohio Corp., Ohio County Savings Bank, Ohio

36 Hubco Inc., N.J. Westport Bancorp, Conn.

37 Hibernia Corp., La. St. Bernard Bank & Trust Co., La.

- Pinnacle Banc Group Inc., Ill. Financial Security Corp., Ill.

39 Home Interstate Bancorp,* Calif. CU Bancorp, Calif.

40 WesBanco Inc., W.Va. Bank of Weirton, W.Va.

41 CFX Corp., N.H. Safety Fund Corp., Mass.

42 CCB Financial Corp, N.C. Salem Trust Bank, N.C.

43 Regions Financial Corp., Ala. Florida First Bancorp, Fla.

- Security Banc Corp., Ohio Third Financial Corp., Ohio

45 Old National Bancorp, Ind. Workingmens Capital Holdings, Ind.

46 Centura Banks Inc., N.C. FirstSouth Bank, N.C.

47 Union Planters Corp., Tenn. Financial Bancshares, Mo.

48 Mid-Peninsula Bancorp,* Calif. Cupertino National Bancorp, Calif.

49 InterWest Bancorp, Wash. Central Bancorp., Wash.

50 1st Savings Bank of Wash. BancorpInland Empire Bank, Ore.

51 First National of Nebraska Inc. Boulder Bancorp, Colo.

52 Hubco Inc., N.J. Hometown Bancorp., Conn.

53 Cathay Bancorp., Calif. First Public Savings Bank, FSB, Calif.

54 F&M Bancorp, Md. Home Federal Corp., Md.

55 Luther Burbank Savings & N.H.S Financial, Calif.

Loan Assn, Calif.

56 Camco Financial Corp., Ohio First Ashland Financial Corp., Ky.

57 Jefferson Savings Bancorp, Mo. L&B Financial Inc., Tex.

58 Prime Bancorp, Pa. First Sterling Bancorp, Pa.

59 Centura Banks Inc., N.C. First Community Bank, N.C.

60 F&M National Corp., Va. Allegiance Banc Corp., Md.

- Regions Financial Corp., Ala. West Carroll Bancshares, La.

62 Deposit Guaranty Corp., Miss. Bank of Gonzales Holding Co.,

part 2 of 3

Rank Buyer's Legal Counsel Buyer's Financial Adviser

1 Sullivan & Cromwell; Cravath, CS First Boston Corp.;

Swaine & Moore Montgomery Securities

2 Edwards & Angell Merrill Lynch

3 Alston & Bird Stifel Nicolaus & Co.

4 Sullivan & Cromwell No Advisor

5 Sullivan & Cromwell No Advisor

6 Miller Nash Wiener Hager & CarlseNo Advisor

7 Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz No Advisor

8 In House No Advisor

9 In House No Advisor

10 McDermott, Will, & Emery Piper, Jaffray

11 Vedder, Price, Kaufman & KammholzNo Advisor

12 In House No Advisor

13 Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch Goldman, Sachs & Co.

14 Alston & Bird No Advisor

15 Lindquist & Vennum Chicago Corp.

16 Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

17 Smith, Helms, Mulliss & Moore No Advisor

18 Thompson Coburn No Advisor

19 Thompson Coburn No Advisor

20 Arnold & Porter No Advisor

21 McGinnis, Lockridge & Kilgore Alex. Brown and Sons Inc.;

First Southwest Co.

22 Robinson & McElwee Robinson-Humphrey

23 In House No Advisor

24 Warner, Norcross & Judd No Advisor

25 Holland & Hart Professional Bank Services

26 Crowley, Barrett & Karaba Prairie Capital Services Inc.;

KPMG Peat Marwick

27 Knecht & Hansen Belle Plaine Partners Inc.

28 Stevens & Lee Lehman Brothers

29 Jackson & Kelly Merrill Lynch

30 Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz McConnell, Budd & Downes

31 Sterns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler,No Advisor

- In House No Advisor

33 Goodwin, Proctor & Hoar No Advisor

34 Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick Chaffe & Associates Inc.

35 Emens, Kegler, Brown, Hill & RittMcDonald & Co. Securities

36 Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch No Advisor

37 In House No Advisor

- Burke, Warren, & MacKay No Advisor

39 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips Montgomery Securities;

Piper, Jaffray

40 Phillips, Gardill, Kaiser, Boos Ostrowski & Co.

41 Arnold & Porter Alex. Brown & Sons

42 Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, HumphreNo Advisor

43 Alston & Bird No Advisor

- Werner & Blank Austin Associates Inc.

45 Krieg, DeVault, Alexander, CapehaNo Advisor

46 In House No Advisor

47 Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs Hovde Financial Inc.

48 Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon Alex. Brown & Sons

49 Breyer & Aguggia Sandler O'Neill

50 Breyer & Aguggia Sandler O'Neill

51 Kutak, Rock & Campbell No Advisor

52 Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch Belle Plaine Partners Inc.

53 Heller, Ehrman, White & McAuliffeMerrill Lynch

54 Piper & Marbury No Advisor

55 Graham & James No Advisor

56 Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease National Capital Companies

57 Lewis, Rice & Fingersh No Advisor

58 Stradley, Ronon, Stevens & Young Berwind Financial Group

59 In House No Advisor

60 Leclair, Ryan, Jones, Epps Not Available

- Alston & Bird No Advisor

62 Watkins, Ludlum, & Stennis No Advisor

63 Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick RP Financial Inc.

64 Arnold & Porter Alex. Brown & Sons

- Muldoon, Murphy & Faucette No Advisor

66 Werner & Blank Austin Associates Inc.

67 Hunton & Williams No Advisor

68 Metzger, Hollis, Gordon & MortimeNo Advisor

69 Defur Voran Hanley Radcliff & ReeNo Advisor

70 Hunton & Williams No Advisor

71 Nutter, McClennen & Fish Not Disclosed

72 Heidelberg & Woodliff No Advisor

73 Housley, Kantarian & Bronstein Merrill Lynch

74 In House No Advisor

75 In House No Advisor

63 Fidelity Financial of Ohio Inc. Circle Financial Corp., Ohio

64 CFX Corp., N.H. Milford Co/Operative Bank, N.H.

- Collective Bancorp, N.J. Continental Bancorp., N.J.

66 Security Banc Corp., Ohio CitNat Bancorp, Ohio

67 MainStreet BankGroup Inc., Va. First National Bank of Clifton Forge, Va.

68 Zions Bancorp., Utah Southern Arizona Bancorp, Ariz.

69 First Merchants Corp., Ind. Union National Bancorp, Ind.

70 MainStreet BankGroup Inc., Va. Hanover Bank, Va.

71 Dartmouth Capital Group LP, N.H. Commerce Security Bank, Calif.

72 Hancock Holding Co., Miss. Community Bancshares, La.

73 Commercial Federal Corp., Neb. Heritage Financial Ltd., Iowa

74 Union Planters Corp., Tenn. Franklin Financial Group Inc., Tenn.

75 ValliCorp Holdings Inc., Calif. Sunrise Bancorp, Calif.

part 3 of 3

Legal Counsel, Financial Advisers for Top 75 Acquisitions Announced in First Half of 1996

Listed in order of deal value

Rank Seller's Legal Counsel Seller's Financial Adviser

1 Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & FlomGoldman, Sachs & Co.;

Morgan Stanley & Co.

2 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett Lazard Freres & Co.

3 Housley, Kantarian & Bronstein Sandler O'Neill

4 Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

5 Luse Lehman Gorman et al Ryan, Beck & Co.; Alex.

Brown & Sons

6 Wachtell Lipton Rosen & Katz Goldman, Sachs & Co.

7 Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton Donaldson, Lufkin &

Jenrette

8 Lindquist & Vennum Piper, Jaffray

9 Correro, Fishman & Castix Alex Sheshunoff & Co.

Inv. Banking

10 Mayer, Brown & Platt Chicago Corp.; Sandler O'Neill

& Partners L.P.

11 Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & FlomDonaldson, Lufkin &

Jenrette

12 O'Melveny & Myers Merrill Lynch & Co.

13 Lowenstein, Sandler, Kohl, FischeBelle Plaine Partners Inc.;

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

14 Gilbert Harrell Gilbert SummerforFinancial Consulting

Associates

15 Sherman & Howard Piper, Jaffray

16 Foley, Hoag & Eliot McConnell, Budd & Downes

17 Baker Botts Fox-Pitt Kelton

18 Malizia, Spidi, Sloane & Fisch Advest Inc.

19 Hinshaw & Culbertson Chicago Corp.

20 Muldoon, Murphy & Faucette Legg Mason

21 Meadows Owens Collier Reed et al.Not Available

22 Levy, Trautwein & Pancake L.C. Baxter Fentriss and Co.

23 Bracewell & Patterson Alex. Brown & Sons

24 Bischoff, Kenney & Niehaus Austin Financial

25 In House No Advisor

26 Schiff Hardin & Waite Chicago Corp.; KPMG Peat

Marwick

27 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips Montgomery Securities

28 Luse Lehman Gorman et al McConnell, Budd &

Downes Inc.

29 Malizia, Spidi, Sloane & Fisch Friedman, Billings,

Ramsey & Co.

30 Smith, Gambrell & Russell Robinson-Humphrey

31 Kaye Schler Fierman Hays & HaudleNo Advisor

- Not Disclosed Not Disclosed

33 Hogan & Hartson; Shipman & GoodwiFirst Albany Corp.;

RP Financial Inc.

34 Housley, Kantarian & Bronstein Charles Webb & Co.

35 Bricker & Eckler No Advisor

36 Hogan & Hartson Ostrowski & Co.

37 Jenkens & Gilchrist, PC Alex Sheshunoff & Co.

Investment Banking

- Muldoon, Murphy & Faucette Hovde Financial Inc.

39 Loeb & Loeb Montgomery Securities;

Van Casper & Co.

40 In House LSC Financial Services

41 Foley, Hoag & Eliot McConnell, Budd &

Downes Inc.

42 Petree Stockton Orr Management Services

43 Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick Baird Securities

- Silver, Freedman, & Taff McDonald & Co. Securities

45 Barnes & Thornburg Trident Financial Corp.

46 Ward and Smith, Pa. Orr Management Services

47 Armstrong, Teasdale, Schlafly Mercer Capital

48 Manatt, Phelps & Phillips Sutro & Co. & Hovde Financial

49 Graham & Dunn Columbia Financial Advisors

50 Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Columbia Financial Advisors

51 Berenbaum, Weinsheink & Eason No Advisor

52 Donovan, Leisure, Newton & IrvineBrown Brothers

Harriman & Co.

53 Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro Montgomery Securities

54 Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick Charles Webb & Co.

55 Hovis, Smith-Larson et al. Hovde Financial Inc.

56 Silver, Freedman, & Taff Capital Resources Group Inc.

57 Shannon Gracey Ratliff & Miller Bank Advisory Group

58 In House No Advisor

59 Ward and Smith, Pa. Scott & Stringfellow Inc.

60 Kennedy & Baris Scott & Stringfellow Inc.

- Pickering, Cottogno, Delsa & DunnNo Advisor

62 Jones, Walker, Waechter, PoitevenAlex Sheshunoff & Co.

Inv. Banking

63 Thompson, Hine & Flory Stifel Nicolaus & Co.

64 Thompson & Mitchell Kaplan Associates

- Blank, Rome, Cominsky & McCauley Berwind Financial Group

66 Not Available Professional Bank Services

67 Woods Roger & Hazelgrove Scott & Stringfellow Inc.

68 Not Disclosed No Advisor

69 Not Available Not Disclosed

70 Williams Mullen Christian DobbinsScott & Stringfellow Inc.

71 Fried, Bird & Crumpacker Not Disclosed

72 In House No Advisor

73 Breyer & Aguggia Hovde Financial Inc.

74 Brown, Todd & Heyburn Professional Bank Services

75 Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon Smith & Crowley ===

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