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BANKS JOIN COMPANIES IN SUPPORTING MILLENNIUM EXHIBITION

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Deputy prime minister and millennium commissioner, Michael Heseltine, visiting the Greenwich site of the Millennium...
Deputy prime minister and millennium commissioner, Michael Heseltine, visiting the Greenwich site of the Millennium National Exhibition said today, 22 July 1996;

'I am delighted to announce that Abbey National, Barclays Bank, Lloyds Bank, Midland Bank and NatWest are joining the companies already committed to supporting the Millennium Festival. The banks, by making their contribution, are expressing their interest in working with other city institutions to project the pre-eminent status of the City of London as a world financial market.'

The banks join AMEC, British Airways, British Airports Authority, British Aerospace, British Telecom, BSkyB, BP, Corporation of London, Ford, GEC, Hanson Energy, London Electricity, Marks & Spencer, Reuters, The Royal Mail and Siemens who are already committed to supporting the exhibition.

The deputy prime minister also announced the appointment of Chris Peckham to carry forward the work of establishing the National Exhibition at Greenwich. Mr Peckham who is a senior executive seconded from British Airways, will prepare the ground for the new operating company to be established to oversee the exhibition.
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