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BARNETT INTRODUCES ENHANCEMENTS TO PREMIER ACCOUNT

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Qualifying for Barnett Bank's (NYSE: BBI) Premier Account has just been make easier with the addition of three new investment accounts as qualifiers. Individuals with $15,000 or more in Barnett's Tax Advantage Account, Emerald Funds or $50,000 in a Barnett Securities account can now take advantage of the many Premier Account benefits.
 The Premier Account is Barnett's package designed for upscale customers. The new qualifiers were added to provide more customers with the exceptional convenience and value that Premier Account customers have been receiving since the product was first introduced by Barnett in 1985. Features and benefits of the Premier Account include:
 -- Regular or Interest-on-Checking with no monthly account service charge.
 -- A no-annual fee Visa Gold or Gold MasterCard with a minimum $5,000 credit limit and low rate.
 -- Free personalized checks and leather checkbook cover.
 -- A personal CreditLine accessible simply by writing a check, based on credit qualification.
 -- Privileged access to Investors Reserve, a premium interest rate money market account.
 -- A Premier SuperCard with $1,000 daily cash access at ATMs worldwide.
 -- No-fee official checks and traditional traveler's checks as well as free notary service.
 -- Discounted Overdraft Protection.
 -- A periodic newsletter on financial services and issues.
 "Many of our customers who invest in products such as the Tax Advantage Account, Emerald Funds and investments available through Barnett Securities want to save time and add value to their banking relationship," said John Perkner, Barnett director of Product Development. "Barnett's Premier Account will provide those benefits as well as additional convenient and money-saving services. It's just one more part of Barnett's strategy to further integrate banking services with investment opportunities for our customers."
 Barnett has also enhanced its Premier Account summary statement to include the Tax Advantage Account and Emerald Funds, allowing customers to review all their investments at a glance.
 Customers will continue to qualify for the Premier Account if they maintain a Barnett Regular or Interest-on-Checking Account with a combined average monthly balance of $15,000 in deposit accounts or if they maintain a Barnett CreditLine or Home Equity CreditLine Account with a $10,000 or greater line of credit.
 With $37 billion in assets and 632 offices in Florida and Georgia, Barnett Banks, Inc. is the leading financial institution in Florida and the 19th largest in the United States. The company's stock (BBI) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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 /CONTACT: Bob Stickler (media), 904-791-5437, or home, 904-396-9284, of Barnett Banks, Inc./
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