The lone director who had been sitting on the fence during the Compass Bancshares proxy fight has finally jumped into the fray, throwing his support to dissident director Harry B. Brock Jr.

Director Garry N. Drummond, who had not previously stated his position in the ongoing battle, announced this week he had appointed Mr. Brock to vote his shares at the upcoming shareholders meeting on April 11. Mr. Brock, who founded Alabama's fourth-largest bank in 1963, is leading a campaign to wrest control of Compass' 12-man board by installing three of his own nominees.

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