Mellon Bank Corp., Pittsburgh, has named Paul A. Briggs, senior vice president, to head its middle-market banking department.

He succeeds Jeffrey L. Leininger, who was named vice chairman in February.

Mr. Briggs will oversee the bank's financial services to companies in the region with annual sales of $10 million to $250 million regionally. He will also oversee services to health care providers nationwide.

He was recently chief risk and credit officer in the wholesale banking department.

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