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Top executives of Mitsui Trust & Banking Co. and Chuo Trust & Banking Co. were inundated with questions from reporters Monday as they announced the reversal of an earlier decision regarding the leadership structure of a bank to be set up through a merger of the two firms in April.

When the two trust banks initially announced the merger plan in January 1999, the officials explained that a Chuo executive would become president of the new bank and that a Mitsui official would take the chairman’s post.

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