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Bank of America Announces Principal Closing of Sale of International Wealth Management Business Outside the United States to Julius Baer

Friday, February 01, 2013

Bank of America Announces Principal Closing of Sale of International Wealth Management Business Outside the United States to Julius Baer07:00 EST Friday, February 01, 2013 LONDON (Business Wire) -- Bank of America Corporation has announced that all pre-conditions necessary to allow principal closing of the sale of its International Wealth Management business based outside the United States have been met. As a result, ownership of Merrill Lynch Bank (Suisse) has today transferred to Julius Baer Group. Further transfers will occur in due course. Bank of AmericaBank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 53 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,500 retail banking offices and approximately 16,300 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Visit the Bank of America newsroom for more Bank of America news. www.bankofamerica.com Reporters May Contact:John McIvor, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, +44.020.7995.8347john.mcivor@baml.comSara Louise Boyes, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, +44.020.7996.3557saralouise.boyes@baml.com