Evergreen Funds, First Union Corp.'s $56.7 billion fund company, has hired a wholesaler to manage sales of its funds through brokerages nationwide.

Tim Curtin, 41, joined the Charlotte, N.C., banking company this month from Birmingham, Mich.-based Munder Capital Management, where he was responsible for fund wholesaling, an Evergreen spokesman said.

Mr. Curtin succeeds Joe Hart, who left First Union in September.

Mr. Hart now handles wholesaling for BankAmerica Corp., First Union's crosstown rival.

At Evergreen, Mr. Curtin will handle relationships with all the broker- dealers that sell its mutual funds, including national wire houses like Merrill Lynch & Co. and smaller regional firms, the spokesman said.

He will be responsible for 23 wholesalers and will report to Mike Treske, president of Evergreen Investment Services. Mr. Curtin will be based in Boston.

Munder, which is partly owned by Comerica Inc. of Detroit, selected Tom Platt to succeed Mr. Curtin on an interim basis, said Elyse Essick, a senior partner and director of marketing.

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