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BARNETT TO FUND SCHOLARSHIPS AT ST. LEO COLLEGE

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Barnett Bank is contributing $150,000 to St. Leo College near Tampa to establish The Barnett Bank Scholarships. The commitment will be funded over a five- year period beginning in 1993.
 The scholarships will be awarded to students entering St. Leo's Division of Business and Administration, with preference given to minority high school students.
 "Barnett is committed to enhancing education in the communities we serve," explained Barnett President Allen L. Lastinger Jr. The company has donated more than $4 million to education during the past five years.
 With $38 billion in assets and 737 offices in Florida and Georgia, Barnett Banks, Inc. (NYSE: BBI) is Florida's leading banking company and the 17th-largest in the United States. Its stock (BBI) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
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 /CONTACT: Bob Stickler of Barnett Banks, 904-791-5437, or home, 904-396-9284/
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