Since he joined Norwest Corp. as vice chairman in 1986, Richard M. Kovacevich has never considered it a priority to join the ranks of top corporate banks.

The Norwest retail bias could become even more pronounced as the Minneapolis company combines with Wells Fargo & Co., which has similarly favored the consumer and middle markets over corporate finance.

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