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Two National City locations in Lexington closing

In addition to closing three PNC locations, the bank will also close two National City branches in Lexington next year as the banks consolidate operations after their merger last year.

The two National City branches that will close are at 123 Cheapside downtown and 2352 Sir Barton Way in Hamburg. The Cheapside location is near National City's main office downtown and PNC's location on Vine Street, both of which will stay open, said PNC spokesman Fred Solomon. The National City at Hamburg is just up the road from a PNC branch. Customers of the branches that will close have been notified they will cease operations Feb. 19.

At that time, all account records will be transferred automatically to another location, according to letters sent to customers. Customers won't need to do anything.

Solomon said PNC expects to retain all tellers and branch managers at the locations that will close.

"We expect to find positions for them," he said.

Pittsburgh-based PNC acquired National City for $5.6 billion with money it obtained through the government's $700 billion bailout program.

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