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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 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett 5 $110,116.50

2 Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz 4 99,780.90

3 Smith Helms Mulliss & Moore LLP 1 62,029.20

4 Sullivan & Cromwell (2) 6 46,044.40

5 Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver &Jaco 2 35,067.40

6 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP 2 10,005.70

7 Foster Pepper & Shefelman (2) 3 9,916.00

8 Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flo 2 3,245.80

9 Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (1) 2 999.1

10 Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton 1 971.3 ===

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