MERCANTILE Bancorp., St. Louis, said Darrell L. Denish has been elected chairman, president, and chief executive officer of its Mercantile Bank of Pike County subsidiary in Bowling Green, Mo.

He suceeds David P. Strautz, who has become preident and CEO of the holding company's newly acquired Mercantile Bank of Mount Vernon, Ill.

In addition, Samuel F. Berendzen has been elected chairman, president, and CEP of Mercantile Bank of Ste. Genevieve, Mo.

Mr. Berendzem succeeds Michael S. Wasson, who has been named executive vice president and cashier at Mercantile Bank of West Central Missouri, sedalia.

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