Timothy G. Shack, a 21-year veteran of PNC Bank Corp., has been promoted to chief information officer.

Mr. Shack, 47, had been senior vice president in charge of technology and processing services since 1993.

In his new role, Mr. Shack will try to improve the way PNC's various systems interact with one another and exchange information.

In addition, he will oversee the development of new data base tools to support the bank's marketing and sales efforts.

"Technology has become the critical link between information and powerful marketing," said PNC chairman and chief executive officer Thomas H. O'Brien.

Mr. Shack graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a master's degree in business administration. He joined PNC in 1976 as a programmer. He became vice president in 1981 and senior vice president and manager of corporate systems and programming in 1990.

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