Having accomplished most of the expense cuts it was seeking in its merger with Deposit Guaranty Corp. of Mississippi, First American Corp. of Tennessee is turning its attention to revenue growth.

"The merger has gone extremely well," said First American chairman and chief executive officer Dennis C. Bottorff in a recent interview. "We still have on the drawing board plans to get the rest of the expenses out, ... but our principal focus is expanding our fee-for-service business."

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