U.S. BANKER RANKINGS       

 Five-Year Ranking of Commercial Banks Among the 100 Largest US Banking Companies
 Based on Return on Equity and Growth in Per-Share Earnings - 2000
 Earnings based on EPS after extraordinary items

5-Yr   Av ROAE 5-Yr ROAE 5-Yr ESP 5-Yr EPS Gr 5-Yr
Rank Company 96-'00 % Rank Gr Rate % Rank Score
1 PNC Financial Services Group, Pittsburgh 19.72 7 36.96% 3 10
2 State Street Corp., Boston 20.83 5 20.84% 10 15
3 North Fork Bancorp., New York 20.22 6 18.71% 11 17
4 TCF Financial Corp., Minneapolis 19.31 11 23.13% 6 17
5 FleetBoston Financial Corp., Boston 17.59 16 46.96% 1 17
6 Northern Trust Corp., Chicago 19.34 10 17.49% 13 23
7 City National Corp., Beverly Hills, CA 18.30 14 21.05% 9 23
8 Bank of New York Co., New York 25.19 1 13.77% 23 24
9 Synovus Financial Corp., Columbus, GA 19.55 8 15.93% 18 26
10 U.S. Bancorp, Minneapolis 16.93 21 22.96% 7 28
11 Comerica Inc., Detroit 19.51 9 14.84% 20 29
12 Mellon Financial Corp., Pittsburgh 21.82 2 12.44% 30 32
13 Commerce Bancorp, Cherry Hill, NJ 17.26 18 17.39% 14 32
14 Cullen/Frost Bankers, San Antonio, TX 17.31 17 15.72% 19 36
15 Fifth Third Bancorp, Cincinnati 16.84 22 16.14% 16 38
16 Associated Banc-Corp, Green Bay, WI 14.93 34 30.11% 4 38
17 BB&T Corp., Winston-Salem, NC 16.55 25 16.11% 17 42
18 FirstMerit Corp., Akron, OH 14.02 42 42.08% 2 44
19 BOK Financial Corp., Tulsa, OK 16.57 24 13.93% 22 46
20 National City Corp., Cleveland 18.79 12 11.13% 36 48
21 M&T Bank Corp., Buffalo, NY 15.85 27 14.15% 21 48
22 Colonial BancGroup, Montgomery, AL 14.44 40 21.41% 8 48
23 Wilmington Trust Corp., Wilmington, DE 21.63 3 8.10% 46 49
24 First Tennessee National Corp., Memphis 20.87 4 8.31% 45 49
25 National Commerce Bancorp., Memphis 18.50 13 10.43% 38 51
26 Valley National Bancorp, Wayne, NJ 18.18 15 9.39% 41 56
27 Sky Financial Group, Bowling Green, OH 13.91 44 17.62% 12 56
28 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., New York 16.62 23 11.60% 34 57
29 Popular Inc., San Juan, PR 15.09 32 13.63% 25 57
30 Old Kent Financial Corp., Grand Rapids, MI 16.97 20 10.16% 40 60
31 Wells Fargo & Co., San Francisco 13.71 46 17.07% 15 61
32 Hudson United Bancorp, Mahwah, NJ 9.47 58 27.09% 5 63
33 Commerce Bancshares, Kansas City, MO 14.74 37 13.13% 27 64
34 Mercantile Bankshares Corp., Baltimore 15.49 31 11.45% 35 66
35 KeyCorp, Cleveland 17.11 19 6.62% 50 69
36 SunTrust Banks, Atlanta 14.64 38 12.44% 31 69
37 UnionBanCal Corp., San Francisco 14.27 41 13.12% 28 69
38 Banknorth Group, Portland, ME 13.89 45 13.71% 24 69
39 Regions Financial Corp., Birmingham, AL 15.73 29 8.93% 43 72
40 Marshall & Ilsley Corp., Milwaukee 15.50 30 9.26% 42 72
41 Trustmark Corp., Jackson, MS 13.98 43 11.89% 32 75
42 Wachovia Corp., Winston-Salem, NC 15.95 26 6.33% 51 77
43 Santander BanCorp, Hato Rey, PR 13.37 48 13.12% 29 77
44 Bank of America Corp., Charlotte, NC 15.03 33 7.72% 47 80
45 Citizens Banking Corp., Flint, MI 11.56 54 13.56% 26 80
46 Provident Financial Group, Cincinnati 15.77 28 2.02% 54 82
47 Zions Bancorp., Salt Lake City 14.80 36 7.04% 48 84
48 First Citizens BancShares, Raleigh, NC 11.67 53 11.81% 33 86
49 Union Planters Corp., Memphis 12.10 52 10.24% 39 91
50 First Union Corp., Charlotte, NC 14.86 35 -10.39% 58 93
51 BancWest Corp., Honolulu 10.73 56 10.57% 37 93
52 Centura Banks, Rocky Mount, NC 14.63 39 1.43% 55 94
53 First Virginia Banks, Falls Church 13.66 47 6.84% 49 96
54 UMB Financial Corp., Kansas City, MO 9.61 57 8.87% 44 101
55 Old National Bancorp, Evansville, IN 13.03 50 2.43% 52 102
56 BancorpSouth, Tupelo, MS 12.85 51 2.03% 53 104
57 AmSouth Bancorp., Birmingham, AL 13.36 49 1.11% 56 105
58 Pacific Century Financial Corp., Honolulu 10.88 55 1.09% 57 112

Note:  Where total score is equal, company with the higher ROAE receives the superior rank
Source:  Raw data from SNL Securities  

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