Wachovia Promotes Ben Jenkins To Corporation Vice Chairman Seat

The Board of Directors of Wachovia Corp. approved the promotion of Benjamin P. Jenkins III, currently senior executive vice president and head of the company's General Bank, to vice chairman of the corporation. "Ben is a high energy leader who

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The Board of Directors of Wachovia Corp. approved the promotion of Benjamin P. Jenkins III, currently senior executive vice president and head of the company’s General Bank, to vice chairman of the corporation.

“Ben is a high-energy leader who balances his heart, head and years of on-the-ground experience to make the best possible decisions for our business, our employees and our customers,” said Ken Thompson, CEO and Chairman at Wachovia.

Jenkins is credited with taking Wachovia’s General Bank from a mid-single-digit growth business five years ago to a strong organic growth engine posting earnings increases in the low to mid-teens. He led the expansion of Wachovia’s banking network into Manhattan, Texas and most recently California.

Jenkins joined the company in 1971 and held several leadership positions for Wachovia’s banking operations in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Florida. He was appointed head of the General Bank in 1999.

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