+++ 1999 bank & thrift mergers through September 30, 1999

Deal value Number Rank Firm ($ millionsof deals 1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz $39,015 5 2 Sullivan & Cromwell (1) 26,808 8 3 Bingham, Dana LLP 17,725 3 4 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP 16,964 3 5 Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton 12,793 3 6 Foley & Lardner 10,728 3 7 Graydon, Head, & Richey 2,521 2 8 Pitney, Hardin, Kipp & Szuch (1) 2,497 5 9 Lewis, Rice & Fingersh LC 2,317 2 10 Arnold & Porter 2,222 6 11 Hogan & Hartson 2,053 3 12 Alston & Bird LLP 1,986 10 13 Brobeck Phleger & Harrison 1,872 2 14 Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC 1,727 8 15 Goodwin, Procter & Hoar 1,496 4 16 Elias, Matz, Tiernan & Herrick 1,274 8 17 Silver, Freedman & Taff LLP 1,263 4 18 Dorsey & Whitney LLP 1,241 2 19 Mayer, Brown & Platt 1,207 1 20 Warner Norcross & Judd LLP 1,065 4 21 Irell & Manella LLP 954 1 22 Dykema Gossett PLLC 819 1 22 Quarles and Brady 819 1 24 Nixon Peabody LLP 778 1 25 Thacher Proffitt & Wood 596 2 Source: Sheshunoff Information Services, a Thomson Financial Co. (1) Missing one deal value from totals at press time. Top Financial Advisers 1999 bank and thrift mergers through September 30, 1999Ranked by announced deal value

Deal value Number Rank Firm ($ millionsof deals 1 Goldman, Sachs & Co. (1) $37,658.90 7 2 Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Securities 37,143.00 8 3 Merrill Lynch & Co. (1) 34,112.60 6 4 Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. (1) (2) 26,705.50 3 5 JP Morgan Securities (1) 16,064.90 2 6 Credit Suisse First Boston Corp. 14,126.20 5 7 Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. (3) 4,688.40 22 8 Salomon Smith Barney (1) 3,500.40 2 9 Sandler O'Neill & Partners LP 2,667.00 11 10 Hovde Financial Inc. 1,903.40 17 11 BancBoston Robertson Stephens (1) 1,794.50 1 12 Fox-Pitt, Kelton (1) 1,706.50 2 13 McDonald Investments (2) (4) 1,115.50 15 14 Belle Plaine Financial LLC 1,012.80 2 15 Brown, Burke Capital Partners Inc. 690.8 3 16 Wheat First Securities 683.6 4 17 Banc of America Securities 650.7 3 18 Northeast Capital & Advisory Inc. 593.6 1 19 Stifel, Nicolaus & Co. 546.4 4 20 Danielson Associates Inc. 431.2 4 21 McConnell, Budd & Downes Inc. 420.5 8 22 Feldman Financial Advisors Inc. 295.8 3 23 Hoefer & Arnett Inc. 291.5 10 24 Bank Advisory Group Inc. 289.4 5 25 Ryan, Beck & Co. 288.7 5 === (1) Did not respond to survey (2) Value not available for at least one deal (3) Includes Charles Webb & Co., a subsidiary of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Inc. (4) Includes Trident Securities, a subsidiary of McDonald Investments. Source:

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