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CREDIT LYONNAIS EXECUTIVE JOINS BANKERS TRUST

 CREDIT LYONNAIS EXECUTIVE JOINS BANKERS TRUST
 NEW YORK, Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Philippe Souviron, who has been a


member of the executive committee of Credit Lyonnais, has joined Bankers Trust Company as head of its merchant banking business in France.
 As senior Bankers Trust officer in France, Souviron will be responsible for expanding Bankers Trust's corporate finance capability and market presence. He has been appointed chairman of Bankers Trust (France) S.A., a director of Bankers Trust International PLC and a member of Bankers Trust's senior management team in Europe.
 A member of the Credit Lyonnais executive committee since 1987, Souviron was executive vice president in charge of the bank's capital markets, money management and merchant banking activities. Prior to that he held several positions with Credit Lyonnais in France and Spain and, between 1984 and 1986, was senior vice president in charge of the Credit Lyonnais United States operations. He is 50 years-old.
 Souviron said, "I look forward to the challenge which my new position at Bankers Trust will provide. The bank has developed a sound infrastructure in Europe, which now contributes a significant portion of the corporate net income. I am confident that Bankers Trust will continue to maximize on the inexhaustible range of opportunities in the European markets."
 Rodney McLauchlan, head of Banker Trust's Global Corporate Finance Department in Europe, said, "We are delighted to welcome Philippe Souviron to Bankers Trust. Our senior management team in Europe, which he joins, includes superior business people already recruited to head the bank's merchant banking operations in Italy and Spain. Our aim is to be a formidable competitor in important local European markets; to build a strong Pan-European presence and to utilize these strengths in becoming a world leader."
 Banker Trust New York Corporation (NYSE: BT) is the country's eighth largest banking company. Since 1979, when a new corporate strategy dedicated to the needs of institutional clients was formulated, the Bankers Trust's net income has increased from $114 million to $665 million in 1990. The corporations' return on equity in 1990 was 27 percent.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas A. Parisi of Bankers Trust, 212-454-1686/
 (BT) CO: Bankers Trust Company ST: New York IN: FIN SU: PER


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