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The following is an excerpt from a DEF 14A SEC Filing, filed by REPUBLIC NEW YORK CORP on 3/26/1998.
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HSBC USA INC /MD/ - DEF 14A - 19980326 - BENEFICIAL_OWNERS
                                 Director                                                        Beneficial Ownership
      Nominee and Age              Since                   Principal Occupation                     of Shares (1)<F1>
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Kurt Anderson                    1988          Vice  Chairman of the Board of Republic  Bank     41,475 shs.
  53 Years                                        since  June  1995,  and  Regional  General          (2)<F2>
                                                  Manager  of  Republic  Bank's   operations
                                                  throughout   the  Asia   Pacific   region.
                                                  Executive   Vice   President  of  Republic
                                                  Bank,  Regional (Far East) General Manager
                                                  of  Republic  Bank's  Hong Kong Branch and
                                                  Manager of  Republic  Bank's  wholly-owned
                                                  subsidiary   in  Singapore   through  June
                                                  1995.  Director of Republic Bank.
Robert A. Cohen                  1997          Vice  Chairman of the Board and a Director of     16,352 shs.
  49 Years                                        Republic   Bank  and  Vice   Chairman   of          (2)<F2>
                                                  Republic     Corporation    since    1997.
                                                  Formerly,    Executive   Vice   President,
                                                  General   Manager   and  Chief   Executive
                                                  Officer of Credit  Lyonnais  Americas  for
                                                  over five years.
Cyril S. Dwek                    1974          Vice  Chairman of the Board of Republic  Bank     68,894 shs.
  61 Years                                        and    Vice     Chairman    of    Republic
                                                  Corporation. Director of Republic Bank.



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                                 Director                                                        Beneficial Ownership
      Nominee and Age              Since                   Principal Occupation                     of Shares (1)<F1>
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Ernest Ginsberg                  1985          Vice  Chairman of the Board of Republic  Bank     28,052 shs.
  66 Years                                        and Vice  Chairman  (and  General  Counsel          (2)<F2>(3)<F3>
                                                  until     April    1994)    of    Republic
                                                  Corporation. Director of Republic Bank.
Nathan Hasson                    1993          Vice  Chairman of the Board and  Treasurer of     26,388 shs.
  52 Years                                        Republic   Bank  and  Vice   Chairman   of          (2)<F2>(4)<F4>
                                                  Republic    Corporation.    Director    of
                                                  Republic Bank.
Peter Kimmelman                  1979          A  private  investor.  Director  of  Republic      2,362 shs.
  53 Years                                        Bank.                                               (5)<F5>
Richard A. Kraemer               1996          Vice  Chairman of the Board of Republic  Bank      1,000 shs.
  53 Years                                        since  March  1996  and Vice  Chairman  of          (6)<F6>
                                                  Republic  Corporation  since  April  1996.
                                                  Formerly,  Chairman  and  Chief  Executive
                                                  Officer   of   Brooklyn   Bancorp,   Inc.,
                                                  corporate  parent  to  CrossLand   Federal
                                                  Savings  Bank,  from August 1993 until its
                                                  acquisition  by  Republic  Corporation  in
                                                  February 1996. President,  Chief Executive
                                                  Officer  and  Chairman  of  the  Executive
                                                  Committee  of  CrossLand  Federal  Savings
                                                  Bank from  January  1992 to  August  1993.
                                                  Director  of  Republic   Bank.   Also,   a
                                                  director    of   Long   Beach    Financial
                                                  Corporation.
Leonard Lieberman                1990          A  private  investor.  Director  of  Republic        750 shs.
  69 Years                                        Bank.   Also,   a   director   of  various
                                                  companies,       including       Celestial
                                                  Seasonings,  Inc.,  Sonic  Corp.,  and  La
                                                  Petite Academy, Inc.
William C. MacMillen, Jr.        1974          President  of  William  C.  MacMillen  & Co.,      6,702 shs.
  84 Years                                        Inc.,   an   investment   firm.   Also   a
                                                  director     of     Financial      Federal
                                                  Corporation.  Director of Republic Bank.
Peter J. Mansbach                1994          Of  counsel  to  Kronish,   Lieb,   Weiner  &      6,100 shs.
  60 Years                                        Hellman,   attorneys,   and   director  of          (2)<F2>
                                                  various  companies;  Chairman  of the U.S.
                                                  Group and Member of the  Directoire of the
                                                  European  Group  of Van  Cleef  &  Arpels.
                                                  From  June  1994  through  December  1997,
                                                  Chairman of the  Executive  Committees  of
                                                  the  Boards  of   Directors   of  Republic
                                                  Corporation  and Republic  Bank, and prior
                                                  thereto,  a  partner  at  Kronish,   Lieb,
                                                  Weiner &  Hellman.  Director  of  Republic
                                                  Bank.
Martin F. Mertz                  1987          Director   of   Republic   Bank.    Formerly,      7,500 shs.
  72 Years                                        Chairman  of the  Executive  Committee  of
                                                  Republic  Bank for Savings,  from May 1990
                                                  to January 1996.
James L. Morice                  1987          Partner,  Mirtz  Morice,  Inc.,  a management      1,027 shs.
  60 Years                                        consulting  firm.   Director  of  Republic          (7)<F7>
                                                  Bank.


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                                 Director                                                        Beneficial Ownership
      Nominee and Age              Since                   Principal Occupation                     of Shares (1)<F1>
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E. Daniel Morris                 1993          President of Corsair Capital  Corporation,  a      1,000 shs.
  56 Years                                        private   investment   and   real   estate
                                                  development  firm,  since 1992.  Formerly,
                                                  Chairman  of the  Board  of  Republic  New
                                                  York Trust  Company of  Florida,  N.A.,  a
                                                  wholly-owned    subsidiary   of   Republic
                                                  Corporation,  from  January  1995 to April
                                                  1996.   Also,   a   Director   and   Chief
                                                  Executive  Officer  of  Republic  New York
                                                  Securities      Corporation,      Republic
                                                  Corporation's  wholly-owned broker-dealer
                                                  subsidiary,  from April to December  1994.
                                                  Director,  since 1996,  of Safra  Republic
                                                  Investments  Limited,  an asset management
                                                  firm  based in London,  England  and owned
                                                  jointly by Republic  Corporation and Safra
                                                  Republic Holdings S.A.
Janet L. Norwood                 1992          Senior  Fellow  of  The  Urban  Institute,  a        750 shs.
  74 years                                        research   organization   in   Washington,
                                                  D.C.  Director of Republic Bank.
John A. Pancetti                 1990          Chairman  of the Board  and  Chief  Executive     40,150 shs.
  68 Years                                        Officer of Republic  Bank for Savings from          (8)<F8>
                                                  May  1990   until   January   1996.   Vice
                                                  Chairman  of the  Board of  Republic  Bank
                                                  from March 1991 until  January  1996,  and
                                                  Vice  Chairman  of  Republic   Corporation
                                                  from  April  1991  until   January   1996.
                                                  Director of Republic Bank.
Vito S. Portera                  1986          Vice  Chairman  of Republic  Corporation  and     12,615 shs.
  55 Years                                        Vice  Chairman  of the  Board of  Republic         (2)<F2>(9)<F9>
                                                  Bank.  Director  of Republic  Bank.  Also,
                                                  Chair-man   of  the   Board  of   Republic
                                                  International  Bank of New  York  (Miami),
                                                  the  Florida   Edge  Act   subsidiary   of
                                                  Republic Bank.
Thomas F. Robards                1997          Executive  Vice   President,   Treasurer  and     17,346 shs.
  51 Years                                        Chief   Financial   Officer  -   Financial          (2)<F2>
                                                  Planning    and   Treasury   of   Republic
                                                  Corporation   since   July   1995.   Prior
                                                  thereto,   Executive  Vice  President  and
                                                  Treasurer  of  Republic   Corporation  for
                                                  over three years.
William P. Rogers                1989          Senior  Partner,  Rogers & Wells,  attorneys,     30,000 shs.
  84 Years                                        Director of Republic Bank
Elias Saal                       1995          Vice Chairman of Republic  Corporation  since     20,400 shs.
  45 Years                                        July 1995 and Vice  Chairman of the Board,          (2)<F2>
                                                  since   June  1995,   and  Chief   Trading
                                                  Officer,  since  July  1995,  of  Republic
                                                  Bank.    Executive   Vice   President   of
                                                  Republic   Bank   prior   to  June   1995.
                                                  Director of Republic Bank.
Dov C. Schlein                   1987          President of Republic  Bank and Vice Chairman     36,705 shs.
  50 Years                                        of  Republic   Corporation.   Director  of          (2)<F2>(10)<F10>
                                                  Republic Bank.
Walter H. Weiner                 1978          Chairman  of the Board  and  Chief  Executive     62,176 shs.
  67 Years                                        Officer  of  Republic  Bank  and  Republic          (11)<F11>(12)<F12>
                                                  Corporation.  Director of Republic Bank.


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                                 Director                                                        Beneficial Ownership
      Nominee and Age              Since                   Principal Occupation                     of Shares (1)<F1>
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George T. Wendler                1997          Vice Chairman  since May 1997 and Chairman of     17,579 shs.
  53 Years                                        the   Credit    Committee    of   Republic          (2)<F2>(13)<F13>
                                                  Corporation   since  October  1994  and  a
                                                  director  and Vice  Chairman  of the Board
                                                  of  Republic  Bank since June 1995.  Prior
                                                  thereto,   Executive   Vice  President  of
                                                  Republic Bank for over three years.
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<F1> (1) As of January 31, 1998, no nominee's ownership of shares of
     Republic Corporation's Common Stock exceeded one percent (1%) of the
     outstanding shares of such class.
<F2>(2) Includes 7,700 shares for Kurt Andersen, 15,340 shares for Robert
     A. Cohen, 3,900 shares for Ernest Ginsberg, 12,800 shares for Nathan
     Hasson, 5,000 for Peter J. Mansbach, 10,500 shares for Vito S.
     Portera, 10,586 shares for Thomas F. Robards, 4,900 shares for Elias
     Saal, 17,500 shares for Dov C. Schlein and 10,875 shares for George T.
     Wendler which were awarded pursuant to Republic Corporation's 1985
     Restricted Stock Plan and 1995 Long Term Incentive Stock Plan, and
     which are subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture for various
     restricted periods, the latest of which expires on January 15, 2001.
<F3>(3) Includes 24,152 shares which Mr. Ginsberg owns jointly with his
     wife.
<F4>(4) Includes 13,588 shares which Mr. Hasson owns jointly with his wife.
<F5>(5) Includes 337 shares owned by Mr. Kimmelman's wife in which he
     disclaims any beneficial interest.
<F6>(6) Included 800 shares held by a trust controlled by Mr. Kraemer.
<F7>(7) Includes 300 shares which Mr. Morice owns jointly with his wife,
     627 shares in a company profit sharing plan, 70 shares in a company
     pension trust account, and 30 shares owned by Mr. Morice's son, in
     which 30 shares Mr. Morice disclaims any beneficial interest.
<F8>(8) Includes 40,000 shares which Mr. Pancetti owns jointly with his
     wife.
<F9>(9) Includes 2,075 shares held by a trust controlled by Mr. Portera.
<F10>(10) Includes 17,755 shares which Mr. Schlein owns jointly with his
     wife, and 1,450 shares owned by Mr. Schlein's children, in which 1,450
     shares Mr. Schlein disclaims any beneficial interest.
<F11>(11) Includes 24,262 shares for Walter H. Weiner which were awarded
     pursuant to Republic Corporation's 1985 Restricted Stock Plan and 1995
     Long Term Incentive Stock Plan, and 27,926 shares which were issued
     pursuant to Republic Corporation's Restricted Stock Election Plan, all
     of which are subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture until after
     the termination of Mr. Weiner's employment with Republic Corporation.
<F12>(12) Includes 3,105 shares owned by a Keogh Plan pension trust of
     which Mr. Weiner is the beneficiary and 2,100 shares owned by Mr.
     Weiner's wife in which he disclaims any beneficial interest.
<F13>(13) Includes 6,704 shares which Mr. Wendler owns jointly with his
     wife.

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