FREDERICK A. "RICK" DEAL has engineered his second successful bank turnaround, but now he wonders whether he has a place in a consolidating industry.

President and chief executive of First Eastern Corp., Wilkes-Barre, Pa., he my sold the reviving unit to PNC Bank Corp. for $330 million or two times book. The $26.50-a-share price is nearly triple the trading low of last fall, according to data from ILX Systems Inc.

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