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FIRST UNION MAKES BANK STATEMENTS AVAILABLE IN BRAILLE, LARGE PRINT

 FIRST UNION MAKES BANK STATEMENTS AVAILABLE IN BRAILLE, LARGE PRINT
 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- First Union is now offering Braille and large-print account statements for checking and savings customers in North and South Carolina. The free service will be expanded to Georgia after Nov. 13 and to Florida next spring.
 "Our goal is to help visually impaired customers achieve greater independence in handling their finances," said Wendy B. Nenninger, Quality Service manager. "Among our total customer base of 5.7 million, we estimate we have more than 700 Braille and almost 1,500 large-print users."
 The new statements will be abbreviated, containing a summary of account activity, such as checks paid, deposits, ATM activity, fees, credits and drafts. In addition, customers using the new service will continue to receive their current statements giving minimum balances, average daily balances, etc.
 Customers interested in the new service may inquire at any of First Union's 898 banking offices throughout the Southeast.
 First Union Corporation (NYSE: FTU) is the nation's 11th-largest bank holding company based on assets of $48.3 billion as of Sept. 30, 1992. First Union operates banking offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, one banking office in Tennessee and 201 nonbanking offices in 36 states.
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 /CONTACT: Sandy Deem of First Union Corp, 704-374-2710/
 (FTU) CO: First Union Corp. ST: North Carolina IN: FIN SU: PDT


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