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1998 bank & thrift mergers through June 30

Ranked by announced deal value

(Excludes terminated deals)

Announced Deal value

Rank Firm no. of deals ($ millions)

1 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 3 $31,336.40

2 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jac 1 29,807.50

3 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 1 29,807.50

4 Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton 2 1,630.00

5 Silver, Freedman & Taff LLP 4 1,569.70

6 Sullivan & Cromwell 3 1,182.00

7 Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease 3 922.1

8 Mayer, Brown & Platt (1) 1 681.9

9 Suelthaus & Walsh 1 681.9

10 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flo 1 680.9

11 Squire, Sanders & Dempsey 1 680.9 ===

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