Executives of two Utah-based companies were among those who filed statements this week certifying the accuracy of their companies' financial reports.

Salt Lake-based natural gas company Questar Corp. said Wednesday that its president and chief executive officer, Keith O. Rattie, and senior vice president and chief financial officer, Stephen E. Parks, had submitted statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission certifying the company's financial statements.

The company said it and its reporting subsidiaries filed the necessary certifications for the second-quarter 2002 reports as required by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Salt Lake-based Zions Bancorp. also filed its certifications on time, although confirmation of that did not yet appear on the SEC Web site early Thursday.

Doyle Arnold, Zions CFO, said both he and company CEO Harris H. Simmons had filed their statements "timely and cleanly." The delay in posting to the SEC site apparently was due to a "huge backlog," Arnold said.

To check on filings, see www.sec.gov/rules/extra/ceocfo.htm.