First Market Bank, Richmond, Va., has hired four vice presidents.

The thrift is co-owned by Richmond-based Ukrop's Supermarkets Inc. and Memphis-based National Commerce Bancorp.

Richard C. McNeil will head the private banking division. Mr. McNeil was an officer of Signet Bank, which First Union Corp. bought last November.

Del Ward, who came from NationsBank, will develop First Market Bank's small-business banking department.

Gary L. Armstrong and Anne A. Burnett will direct commercial lending and deposit operations in First Market's commercial banking department. Mr. Armstrong was the commercial lending manager at Virginia First Savings Bank, which BB&T Corp. bought last year. Ms. Burnett was an officer at Jefferson National Bank, which Wachovia Corp. bought last year.

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