Nationsbank: An Excess Of Zeal?

NationsBank Corp.'s vital statistics are as robust and bright as the shiny facade of its landmark headquarters in Charlotte, N.C. With an entrepreneurial zeal rare among bankers, NationsBank Chairman Hugh L. McColl Jr. has pursued an aggressive six-year acquisition and diversification spree that has made it the third-largest bank in the country, with assets of $171 billion in September. Profits for the year may top $1.7 billion.

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