Two Finalists for A.G. Edwards

CHICAGO Financial services company A.G. Edwards has cut to two finalists in the review for its $20 million advertising account. Minneapolis agency Carmichael Lynch and TBWA\Chiat\Day, Playa del Rey, Calif., remain in the pitch, according to a client representative.

Cut were McKinney & Silver in Raleigh, N.C., and The Richards Group in Dallas. DDB Chicago dropped out prior to presentations because of a conflict, according to sources. A decision will be made later this spring, according to the representative. There was no incumbent; the St. Louis company used local agencies on a project basis.