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Premier Bancshares, Atlanta, hired two executives, including a chief financial officer, and its commercial finance unit promoted a third.

Michael E. Ricketson was hired from Central & Southern Holding Co. to be executive vice president and CFO, the same posts he had held at Central & Southern since 1993.

The $700 million-asset Premier Bancshares acquired Central & Southern June 23.

Premier hired Marilyn B. Marks to be senior vice president for organizational development at the holding company. She had been manager of the human resource development center at Georgia Tech University's Economic Development Institute.

Premier Lending Corp., the parent company's commercial finance subsidiary, promoted Peter J. Pasternack to senior vice president in the commercial finance division. He had been a senior asset-based lender since February 1994.

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