Keeping itself primed for dealmaking, Norwest Corp. has registered to issue up to 10 million new shares.

The filing with securities regulators on Thursday specified that the shares would be used for acquisitions, letting Norwest make about $400 million of deals, based on the shares' recent prices.

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