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Morgan Keegan Opens Fixed Income Capital Markets Institutional Sales Office in Chicago.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 12, 2002

Morgan Keegan & Company, Inc. has opened a Fixed Income Capital Markets institutional sales office in Chicago, Illinois. The office opens with a staff of seasoned institutional fixed income sales people with combined industry experience of over 70 years.

Memphis-based Morgan Keegan has one of the largest Fixed Income Capital Markets operations off Wall Street and is among the nation's leading underwriters of U.S. Agency and municipal debt. The newest offices in Chicago and New York enhance the firm's well-established national distribution network that includes Capital Markets offices in Memphis, Atlanta, Nashville, Birmingham, Charlotte, Richmond, Houston, Dallas, Austin and Little Rock.

Thompson Ford and Eric Quick join the firm from First Tennessee National Bank in Chicago, both as first vice presidents. Joseph Vanella III and James Pietrini, both senior vice presidents, held similar positions for more than 15 years with Griffin, Kubik, Stephens & Thompson, Inc. in Chicago. Timothy Van Solkema, senior vice president, was formerly with Salomon Smith Barney in Chicago.

"Entering the Chicago and Midwest markets with professionals of such high caliber and outstanding reputation provides a tremendous opportunity for Morgan Keegan to expand our coverage of banks, money managers, insurance companies, corporations and other institutional accounts in this area," comments John Carson, director of Fixed Income Institutional Sales and Trading for the firm.

The Chicago Fixed Income Capital Markets office is located at 30 S. Wacker Street, Suite 3903.

Morgan Keegan & Company is one of the nation's leading full service brokerage and investment banking firms with over 140 offices in 15 states. The firm is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Regions Financial Corporation whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: RF).
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