AmSouth Cuts Prime Lending Rate to 7.5 Percent

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from AmSouth Bancorporation

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AmSouth Bank (NYSE:   ASO)
 announced today that it is lowering its prime interest rate to 7.5 percent
 from 8.0 percent, effective Thursday, April 19.  The prime rate is the
 benchmark for many types of commercial and consumer loans and lines of credit.
 
     About AmSouth
     AmSouth is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Birmingham
 with $38.8 billion in assets, 600 branch banking offices and 1,225 ATMs.
 AmSouth operates in Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and
 Georgia.  AmSouth is a leader among regional banks in the Southeast in several
 key business segments, including consumer and commercial banking, small-
 business banking, mortgage lending, equipment leasing, annuity and mutual fund
 sales, and trust and investment management services.  AmSouth also offers a
 complete line of banking products and services at its web site,
 www.amsouth.com .
 
 

SOURCE AmSouth Bancorporation
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- AmSouth Bank (NYSE:   ASO)
 announced today that it is lowering its prime interest rate to 7.5 percent
 from 8.0 percent, effective Thursday, April 19.  The prime rate is the
 benchmark for many types of commercial and consumer loans and lines of credit.
 
     About AmSouth
     AmSouth is a regional bank holding company headquartered in Birmingham
 with $38.8 billion in assets, 600 branch banking offices and 1,225 ATMs.
 AmSouth operates in Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and
 Georgia.  AmSouth is a leader among regional banks in the Southeast in several
 key business segments, including consumer and commercial banking, small-
 business banking, mortgage lending, equipment leasing, annuity and mutual fund
 sales, and trust and investment management services.  AmSouth also offers a
 complete line of banking products and services at its web site,
 www.amsouth.com .
 
 SOURCE  AmSouth Bancorporation