Shore Bank of Onley, Va., has hired Arthur C. Miles Jr. as chief banking officer, a newly created post, and a vice president.

Shore Bank is the sole subsidiary of $120 million-asset Shore Financial Corp. Mr. Miles will oversee its six branches, which are in Virginia and Maryland.

He had been president and chief executive officer of Marine Bancorp of Chincoteague Island, Va., and its two-branch Marine Bank. Mercantile Bankshares of Baltimore bought the $23 million-asset company on Dec. 18.

Before joining Marine, Mr. Miles was a commercial bank examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. Earlier he worked for First Virginia Bancshares.

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