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SHAWMUT BANK SPONSORS VOLVO INTERNATIONAL TENNIS TOURNAMENT

 NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Shawmut Bank (NYSE: SNC) said today that it has signed an agreement to be a Hallmark Sponsor and the Official Bank of the Volvo International Tennis Tournament.
 This year's tournament, which Edberg, Andre Agassi, MaliVai Washington, and Ivan Lendl.
 As part of the agreement with the tournament organizer, JEWEL Productions, Shawmut will also be a key sponsor of JEWEL Grassroots Tennis, a year-round program that encourages inner-city youth to learn tennis, and Love '93, pro-celebrity matches held on August 15 to benefit the Connecticut Special Olympics.
 Eileen S. Kraus, president of Shawmut Bank, said, "We're delighted to be a major sponsor of a significant Connecticut event like the Volvo International Tennis Tournament. The Tournament will focus national and international attention on our state. We believe events such as this demonstrate the vitality of our state and our own commitment to its cities."
 Shawmut will also offer Volvo International spectators a variety of services including a Shawmut ATM machine, fax machines, copiers and a message center at the Shawmut Convenience Center which will be set up on the tournament grounds. The center will also include IBM/ATP Tour MatchFacts machines, which provide spectators with biographies and statistics on all the world's top tennis players.
 "It is a pleasure and a privilege to have Shawmut Bank join Volvo International as a Hallmark Sponsor," Tournament Chairman James E. Westhall said. "Certainly their commitment to the Tournament as well as Grassroots Tennis and Special Olympics is a clear indication they believe in New Haven and Connecticut."
 Shawmut Bank is the Connecticut's largest bank, serving consumers, businesses and institutional customers through more than 130 branches statewide. Shawmut Bank is based in Hartford and is a subsidiary of Shawmut National Corporation with more than $25 billion in assets.
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 /CONTACT: Robert L. Guenther, 203-240-1267 or Brent S. DiGiorgio, 203-240-7632 of Shawmut; or Donna Cashman of JEWEL Productions, 203-776-7331/
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