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BANK'S "MOVERS AND SHAKERS" CAMPAIGN LEADS TO $10,000 CASH PRIZE

 BANK'S "MOVERS AND SHAKERS" CAMPAIGN LEADS TO $10,000 CASH PRIZE
 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- When Peg Petruso discovered a message from her bank on her home answering machine, her mind raced through a series of deposits and withdrawals she had made recently.
 "My first thought was, 'Oh no, what have I done wrong?'," said Petruso, whose job as a financial secretary at Providence High School in Charlotte requires constant attention to numbers and balances. "Then I remembered the contest, but I was really afraid to get my hopes up."
 The message on Petruso's answering machine was the first indication that she had won the $10,000 grand prize in First Union National Bank's NYSE: FTU) "Movers & Shakers Campaign." The contest encouraged customers to turn in the names of friends and family members who were "on the move."
 First Union's Interstate Relocation Services Department provides incentives to branch personnel, real estate agents and others whose tips help First Union retain existing customers and attract newcomers.
 "We've helped customers find wedding chapels in their new town, arranged for puppy sitters for their dogs and have even met them at the airport as they begin house hunting," said Jill Andrews, manager of First Union Interstate Relocation Services. "This contest has been another way to generate interest and enthusiasm among our customers and employees, while helping First Union reach out to new residents."
 First Union Interstate Relocation Service allows potential customers to open checking and savings accounts by phone, and the bank makes sure the first box of printed checks is waiting for the customer at his or her new branch. First Union is the only bank that allows customers to transfer funds electronically from their old account into a new one free of charge.
 Other First Union relocation services include pre-qualification counseling to make home-buying easier, reservations for safe deposit boxes and help in finding the nearest doctors, the most convenient day care, the most enjoyable restaurants in town and other services.
 First Union representatives will present the grand prize to Petruso in front of her friends and co-workers at Providence High School on October 30. In addition to the grand prize, First Union awarded free trips and cash prizes to real estate agents and First Union employees.
 First Union Corporation is the nation's 11th largest bank holding company, based on assets of $48.3 billion (excluding pending acquisitions) as of Sept. 30, 1992, and operates 898 banking offices in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, one banking office in Nashville, Tennessee and 200 nonbanking offices in 36 states.
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 /CONTACT: Jeep Bryant, First Union Corporation, 704-374-2957 or home 704-335-0415/
 (FTU) CO: First Union Corporation ST: North Carolina IN: FIN SU:


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