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SOUTHTRUST COMPLETES PURCHASE OF PRIME BANCSHARES INC.

 ATLANTA, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholders of Prime Bancshares Inc. voted today to approve SouthTrust Corporation's (NASDAQ-NMS: SOTR) purchase of Prime Bancshares Inc., announced Thomas H. Coley, chairman and chief executive officer of SouthTrust Bank of Georgia, and Darrell D. Pittard, president and chief executive officer of Prime Bancshares.
 "We are pleased to complete our affiliation with SouthTrust," Pittard said. "SouthTrust is a solid company oriented toward quality customer service. SouthTrust has shown a commitment to Atlanta through the growth of their bank here, and we believe that our customers will benefit from this as we will now be able to offer a wider range of products and services."
 Coley said: "The addition of Prime Bank to SouthTrust Bank of Georgia is exciting to us for a couple of reasons. First, we are all looking forward to working with the customers of Prime Bank and introducing them to the SouthTrust products and services. And second, the addition of the Prime Bank offices expands our branch system into some areas where we did not already have an office but felt we should. We are delighted to welcome the customers and staff of Prime Bank to SouthTrust."
 SouthTrust Bank of Georgia, N.A., reported assets of approximately $2 billion on Dec. 31, 1992. The bank operates 75 offices and more than 70 Anytime Teller automated teller machines in the metropolitan Atlanta area and in west Georgia.
 SouthTrust Bank of Georgia, N.A. is an affiliate of SouthTrust Corporation, a regional multibank holding company with total assets as of Dec. 31, 1992, of approximately $12.7 billion. SouthTrust Corporation operates 40 banks with more than 360 offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
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 /CONTACT: Thomas H. Coley of SouthTrust Bank of Georgia, 404-230-8714; Darrell D. Pittard of Prime Bancshares, 404-370-8669; or Jeannie Colquett of SouthTrust Corporation, 205-254-5523/
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CO: SouthTrust Bank of Georgia, N.A.; Prime Bancshares, Inc.;
 SouthTrust Corporation ST: Georgia IN: FIN SU: TNM


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