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CALIFORNIA

John M. Mickel, a BankAmerica executive vice president, said he has resigned from the bank to “pursue other interests.” Mickel’s departure is part of a continuing exodus of ranking officials from San Francisco-based BankAmerica.

Mickel, 46, said he left because of major reductions in his department, which handles strategic planning and marketing for the bank’s consumer banking division. Staffing in the unit was cut to 20 employees from 55 last week.

Mickel, a native of Nebraska, joined the bank in 1969 as an executive vice president in the Decimus computer services and leasing subsidiary. In 1978 he was named head of the bank’s electronic banking division. At the time of his departure, he was one of the bank’s 24 highest-ranking officers.


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