Bank of America Announces Third-Quarter Net Loss of $1.0 Billion


    


    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 16 /CNW/ --


    --  Approximately $2.6 Billion in Writedowns From Improvement in Company
        Credit Spreads


    --  Terminating Government Guarantee Term Sheet Costs $402 Million


    --  Merrill Lynch Platform Continues to Boost Results


    --  Extends $183.7 Billion in Credit in the Third Quarter


    --  Tier 1 Capital Ratio Rises to 12.46 Percent; Tier 1 Common Ratio Rises
        to 7.25 Percent


    --  Adds $2.1 Billion to Reserve for Credit Losses


    
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<p>Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:   BAC) today reported a third-quarter 2009 net loss of <money>$1.0 billion</money>. After deducting preferred dividends of <money>$1.2 billion</money>, including <money>$893 million</money> related to dividends paid to the U.S. government, the diluted loss per share was <money>$0.26</money>.</p>
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<p>Those results compared with net income of <money>$1.2 billion</money>, or diluted earnings per share of <money>$0.15</money>, during the year-ago period.</p>
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<p>Through the first nine months of the year, the company had net income of <money>$6.5 billion</money>, or <money>$0.39</money> per share after preferred dividends, compared with <money>$5.8 billion</money>, or <money>$1.09</money> per share a year earlier.</p>
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<p>Results were negatively impacted by continued weakness in the U.S. and global economies and stress on the consumer, which continues to result in high credit costs. Earnings in the quarter were affected by <money>$2.6 billion</money> in pretax mark-to-market and credit valuation adjustments on certain liabilities, including the Merrill Lynch structured notes, and a <money>$402 million</money> pretax charge to pay the U.S. government to terminate its asset guarantee term sheet. Despite the loss in the period, the company strengthened its reserves, capital position and liquidity through efficient balance sheet and capital management.</p>
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<p>"The company's core performance was impacted by a number of non-core items," said Chief Executive Officer and <person>President Kenneth D. Lewis</person>. "The market's improved view of Bank of America's credit cost the company due to non-cash marks on liabilities.</p>
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<p>"Excluding those items, our revenue continued to hold up well," Lewis said.  "Obviously, credit costs remain high, and that is our major financial challenge going forward. However, we are heartened by early positive signs, such as the leveling of delinquencies among our credit card customers."</p>
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    Third-Quarter 2009 Business Highlights


    --  Average retail deposits in the quarter increased $93.0 billion, or 16
        percent, from a year earlier, including the net impact of $72.1
billion
        in balances from Merrill Lynch and Countrywide. Excluding Countrywide
        and Merrill Lynch, retail deposits grew $20.9 billion, or 4 percent,
        from the year-ago quarter.


    --  Global Wealth and Investment Management was ranked No. 1 among U.S.
        wealth managers with more than 25 percent of the nation's top 100
        financial advisors, according to two surveys conducted by Barron's.
The
        number of households with assets greater than $250,000 increased 4
        percent compared with the second quarter including the impact of the
        market.


    --  Bank of America received Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC)
        approval to exit the debt guarantee program under the FDIC's Temporary
        Liquidity Guarantee Program (TLGP). Additionally, the company will opt
        out of the six-month extension of the Transaction Account Guarantee
        Program (TAGP) that guaranteed full insurance coverage from the FDIC
on
        non-interest-bearing transactional accounts greater than $250,000.


    --  Bank of America completed the conversion of Countrywide's deposit
        systems. The integration of Merrill Lynch remained on track with cost
        savings expected to surpass original estimates for the first year.


    --  For the nine months ended September 30, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
        ranked No. 1 in high-yield corporate debt, leveraged loans and
        mortgage-backed assets based on volume, both globally and in the U.S.,
        No. 3 and No. 2 in global and U.S. investment banking fees,
        respectively, and No. 2 in global and U.S. asset-backed securities and
        syndicated loans based on volume, according to Dealogic third-quarter
        league tables.


    --  During the quarter, Bank of America signed an agreement to sell the
        long-term asset management business of Columbia Management to
        Ameriprise Financial for approximately $1 billion, subject to certain
        adjustments. The transaction is expected to close in spring 2010.


    --  Bank of America funded $95.7 billion in first mortgages, helping
nearly
        450,000 people either purchase a home or refinance their existing
        mortgage. This funding included $23.3 billion in mortgages made to
        154,000 low- and moderate-income borrowers. Approximately 39 percent
of
        first mortgages were for purchases.


    --  To help homeowners avoid foreclosure, Bank of America has provided
rate
        relief or agreed to modifications with approximately 215,000 customers
        during the first nine months of 2009. In addition, approximately
98,000
        Bank of America customers are already in a trial period modification
        under the government's Making Home Affordable program at September 30.


    --  Bank of America extended $183.7 billion in credit during the quarter,
        including commercial renewals of $50.9 billion, according to
        preliminary data. New credit included $95.7 billion in first
mortgages,
        $65.5 billion in commercial non-real estate, approximately $8.3
billion
        in commercial real estate, $4.5 billion in domestic and small business
        card, $2.7 billion in home equity products and nearly $7.0 billion in
        other consumer credit.


    --  During the third quarter, Small Business Banking extended more than
        $471 million in new credit consisting of credit cards, loans and lines
        of credit to more than 29,000 customers.


    --  Bank of America continued to respond to consumer needs during the
        quarter. The company announced an easy-to-understand BankAmericard®
        Basic(TM) Visa® credit card that features one basic rate for all types
        of transactions. The company also announced changes to checking
account
        options and services that will help customers limit overdraft fees.

    Third-Quarter 2009 Financial Summary

    Revenue and Expense

    
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<p>Revenue net of interest expense on a fully taxable-equivalent basis rose 32 percent to <money>$26.4 billion</money> from <money>$19.9 billion</money> a year ago.</p>
<p/>
<p>Net interest income on a fully taxable-equivalent basis was <money>$11.8 billion</money> compared with <money>$11.9 billion</money> in the third quarter of 2008. The decline was a result of securities sales and lower loan levels. The decrease was partially offset by a favorable rate environment, the addition of Merrill Lynch and higher deposit levels. The net interest yield narrowed 32 basis points to 2.61 percent mainly due to the previously mentioned factors and also was impacted by lower-yielding assets related to the Merrill Lynch acquisition.</p>
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<p>Noninterest income rose to <money>$14.6 billion</money> from <money>$8.0 billion</money> a year earlier. Higher trading account profits, investment and brokerage services fees and investment banking income reflected the addition of Merrill Lynch. These increases, as well as gains on the sale of debt securities, were partially offset by <money>$1.8 billion</money> in losses related to mark-to-market adjustments on the Merrill Lynch structured notes, as the company's credit spreads narrowed during the quarter, and <money>$714 million</money> in credit valuation adjustments on derivative liabilities. Card income declined <money>$1.6 billion</money> mainly from higher credit losses on securitized credit card loans and lower fee income.</p>
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<p>Noninterest expense increased to <money>$16.3 billion</money> from <money>$11.7 billion</money> a year earlier. Personnel costs and other general operating expenses rose, driven in part by the Merrill Lynch acquisition. The increase was partially offset by a change in compensation that delivers a greater portion of incentive pay over time. The increase also includes the <money>$402 million</money> pretax charge to pay the U.S. government to terminate its asset guarantee term sheet. Pretax merger and restructuring charges rose to <money>$594 million</money> from <money>$247 million</money> a year earlier.</p>
<p/>
<p>The efficiency ratio on a fully taxable-equivalent basis was 61.84 percent compared with 58.60 percent a year earlier.</p>
<p/>
<p>Pretax, pre-provision income on a fully-taxable equivalent basis was <money>$10.1 billion</money> compared with <money>$8.2 billion</money> a year earlier.</p>
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    Credit Quality

    
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<p>Deterioration in credit quality slowed compared with the prior quarter, however, credit costs remained high as most economies around the world remained weak. Consumers continued to be under stress as unemployment and underemployment rose and individuals spent longer periods without work. However, the increases in losses slowed in almost all consumer portfolios from the prior quarter.</p>
<p/>
<p>Declining home and commercial property values and reduced spending by consumers and businesses negatively impacted the commercial portfolios resulting in broad-based increases in criticized and nonperforming loans. The rate of the increases, however, was below the levels experienced in recent quarters. Commercial losses rose from the prior quarter driven primarily by higher charge-offs in the non-homebuilder portion of the commercial real estate portfolio. Higher losses in the commercial domestic portfolio occurred across a broad range of borrowers and industries.</p>
<p/>
<p>The provision for credit losses was <money>$11.7 billion</money>, <money>$1.7 billion</money> lower than the second quarter and <money>$5.3 billion</money> higher than the same period last year. The addition of <money>$2.1 billion</money> to the reserve for credit losses was lower than the second quarter as delinquencies improved in the unsecured consumer portfolios. This was partially offset by higher reserve additions on the impaired consumer portfolios obtained through acquisitions. Net charge-offs were <money>$923 million</money> higher than the prior quarter, though the pace of the increase slowed. Nonperforming assets were <money>$33.8 billion</money> compared with <money>$31.0 billion</money> at <chron>June 30, 2009</chron>, reflecting a slower rate of increase than in recent quarters. The 2008 coverage ratios and amounts shown in the following table do not include Merrill Lynch.</p>
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    Credit Quality

    
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    (Dollars in millions)          Q3 2009         Q2 2009          Q3 2008
    --------------------           -------          -------          -------
    Provision for credit losses    $11,705         $13,375           $6,450
    
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    Net charge-offs                  9,624           8,701            4,356
    Net charge-off ratios(1)          4.13%           3.64%            1.84%
    
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    Total managed net losses       $12,932         $11,684           $6,110
    Total managed net
     loss ratio(1)                    5.03%           4.42%            2.32%
    
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                                At 9/30/09      At 6/30/09       At 9/30/08
                                ----------      ----------       ----------
    Nonperforming assets           $33,825         $30,982          $13,576
    Nonperforming
     assets ratio(2)                  3.72%           3.31%            1.45%
    
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    Allowance for loan and
     lease losses                  $35,832         $33,785          $20,346
    Allowance for loan
     and lease losses ratio(3)       3.95%           3.61%            2.17%
    
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    (1) Net charge-off/loss ratios are calculated as annualized held net
    charge-offs or managed net losses divided by average outstanding held or
    managed loans and leases during the period.
    (2)  Nonperforming assets ratios are calculated as nonperforming assets
    divided by outstanding loans, leases and foreclosed properties at the end
    of the period.
    (3)  Allowance for loan and lease losses ratios are calculated as
    allowance for loan and lease losses divided by loans and leases
    outstanding at the end of the period.
    Note: Ratios do not include loans measured under the fair value option.


    Capital Management

    
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                                   At 9/30/09     At 06/30/09     At 9/30/08
                                   ----------     -----------     ----------
    Total shareholders' equity
    (in millions)                   $257,683        $255,152        $161,039
    
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    Tier 1 common ratio                 7.25%           6.90%           4.23%
    Tier 1 capital ratio               12.46           11.93            7.55
    Total capital ratio                16.69           15.99           11.54
    Tangible common equity ratio(1)     4.82            4.67            2.75
    
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<p> </p>
<p>Tangible book value per share     <money>$12.00</money>          <money>$11.66</money>          <money>$10.50</money></p>
<p> </p>
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    (1)  Tangible common equity and tangible book value per share are non-GAAP
    measures. Other companies may define or calculate the tangible common
    equity ratio and tangible book value per share differently. For a
    reconciliation to GAAP measures, please refer to page 19 of this press
    release.

    
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<p>Capital ratios increased from the prior quarter as the company reduced risk-weighted assets through balance sheet management. Tangible common equity benefited from the positive impact of market movement on available-for-sale securities.</p>
<p/>
<p>During the quarter, a cash dividend of <money>$0.01</money> per common share was paid, and the company recorded <money>$1.2 billion</money> in preferred dividends. Period-end common shares issued and outstanding were 8.65 billion for the third and second quarters of 2009 and 4.56 billion for the third quarter of 2008.</p>
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    Third-Quarter 2009 Business Segment Results

    Deposits

    
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    (Dollars in millions)                 Q3 2009              Q3 2008
    --------------------                  -------              -------
    Total revenue, net of
     interest expense(1)                   $3,666               $4,725
    
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    Provision for credit losses               102                   98
    Noninterest expense                     2,336                2,098
    
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<p>Net income                                798                1,575</p>
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    Efficiency ratio(1)                     63.72%               44.41%
    Return on average equity                13.26                26.01
    
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<p>Deposits(2)                          <money>$418,511</money>             <money>$377,778</money></p>
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                                          At 9/30/09         At 9/30/08
                                          ----------         ----------
    Period-ending deposits                 $416,949           $381,811
    
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    (1)  Fully taxable-equivalent basis
    (2)  Balances averaged for period

    
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<p>Deposits net income fell 49 percent from a year ago as revenue declined and noninterest expense rose. Revenue declined as a result of lower residual net interest income allocation related to asset and liability management activities and spread compression due to declining interest rates. Noninterest expense increased as a result of higher FDIC insurance costs.</p>
<p/>
<p>Average customer deposits rose 11 percent, or <money>$40.7 billion</money>, from a year ago due to the transfer of certain client deposits from Global Wealth and Investment Management and strong organic growth. The increase was partially offset by the expected decline in higher-yielding Countrywide deposits.</p>
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    Global Card Services

    
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    (Dollars in millions)                 Q3 2009             Q3 2008
    --------------------                  -------             -------
    Total managed revenue, net
     of interest expense(1),(2)           $7,327               $7,753
    
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<p> </p>
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    Provision for credit losses(3)         6,975                5,602
    Noninterest expense                    1,968                2,405
    
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<p> </p>
<p>Net income (loss)                     (1,036)                (167)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Efficiency ratio (2)                   26.87%               31.03%</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Managed loans(4)                    <money>$213,340</money>             <money>$239,951</money></p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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                                         At 9/30/09          At 9/30/08
                                         ----------          ----------
    Period-ending loans                   $207,727            $235,998
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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    (1)  Managed basis. Managed basis assumes that credit card loans that have
    been securitized were not sold and presents earnings on these loans in a
    manner similar to the way loans that have not been sold (i.e., held loans)
    are presented. For more information and detailed reconciliation, please
    refer to the data pages supplied with this press release.
    (2)  Fully taxable-equivalent basis
    (3)  Represents provision for credit losses on held loans combined with
    realized credit losses associated with the securitized credit card loan
    portfolio
    (4)  Balances averaged for period


    
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<p>The net loss in Global Card Services widened to <money>$1.0 billion</money> as credit costs continued to rise amid weak economies in the U.S., <location>Europe</location> and <location>Canada</location>. Managed net revenue declined 5 percent to <money>$7.3 billion</money> mainly due to lower fee income. The decline was partially offset by higher net interest income, as lower funding costs outpaced the decline in average managed loans.</p>
<p/>
<p>The provision for credit losses increased to <money>$7.0 billion</money> from a year earlier due to higher net losses driven by economic conditions and higher bankruptcies. The increase in losses was partially offset by reductions in the reserves as a result of improving delinquencies. This compares with reserve additions in the year-ago quarter.</p>
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    Noninterest expense fell 18 percent on lower operating and marketing
costs.


    Home Loans and Insurance

    
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<p> </p>
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    (Dollars in millions)                 Q3 2009               Q3 2008
    --------------------                  -------              -------
    Total revenue, net of
     interest expense(1)                   $3,411               $3,474
    
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<p> </p>
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    Provision for credit losses             2,897                  818
    Noninterest expense                     3,041                2,741
    
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<p> </p>
<p>Net income (loss)                      (1,632)                 (54)</p>
<p> </p>
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    Efficiency ratio(1)                     89.19%               78.90%
    Return on average equity                  n/m                   n/m
    
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<p> </p>
<p>Loans(2)                             <money>$132,599</money>             <money>$122,034</money></p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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                                          At 9/30/09          At 9/30/08
                                          ----------          ----------
    Period-ending loans                     $134,255            $122,975
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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    (1)  Fully taxable-equivalent basis
    (2)  Balances averaged for period
    n/m = not meaningful


    
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<p>The net loss in Home Loans and Insurance widened to <money>$1.6 billion</money> as credit costs continued to increase. Net revenue decreased 2 percent as higher income from loan production was more than offset by lower servicing revenue driven by unfavorable mortgage servicing rights hedge performance.</p>
<p/>
<p>The provision for credit losses increased to <money>$2.9 billion</money> driven by continued economic weakness and lower home prices. Reserves were increased due to further deterioration in the Countrywide purchased impaired portfolio.</p>
<p/>
<p>Noninterest expense rose to <money>$3.0 billion</money> mostly due to increased compensation costs and other expenses related to higher production volume and higher delinquencies.</p>
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    Global Banking

    
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<p> </p>
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    (Dollars in millions)                 Q3 2009              Q3 2008
    --------------------                  -------              -------
    Total revenue, net of
     interest expense(1)                   $4,670               $4,284
    
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<p> </p>
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    Provision for credit losses             2,340                  802
    Noninterest expense                     2,258                1,849
    
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<p> </p>
<p>Net income                                 40                1,024</p>
<p> </p>
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    Efficiency ratio(1)                     48.35%               43.15%
    Return on average equity                 0.26                 8.06
    
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<p> </p>
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    Loans and leases(2)                  $308,764             $320,813
    Deposits(2)                           214,286              177,668
    
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<p> </p>
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    (1)  Fully taxable-equivalent basis
    (2)  Balances averaged for period


    
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<p>Global Banking net income fell to <money>$40 million</money>. Strong deposit growth and the impact of the Merrill Lynch acquisition were more than offset by higher credit and FDIC insurance costs.</p>
<p/>
<p>The provision for credit losses increased to <money>$2.3 billion</money> as net charge-offs continued to rise within the commercial real estate and domestic portfolios. Also contributing were reserve additions in the commercial real estate portfolio. These increases reflect deterioration across a broad range of industries and property types.</p>
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    --  Commercial Banking revenue was flat at $2.9 billion reflecting strong
        deposit growth and credit spread improvement on loan yields offset by
        lower residual net interest income, narrower spreads on deposits and
        reduced loan balances. Net income was negatively impacted by a
        significant increase in credit costs and FDIC insurance costs.


    --  Corporate Banking and Investment Banking revenue rose 24 percent or
        $345 million driven by the acquisition of Merrill Lynch and strong
        deposit growth. The increase was partially offset by the costs of
        credit hedging and lower residual net interest income. Net income was
        negatively impacted by higher credit costs, operating expenses
        associated with the Merrill Lynch acquisition and FDIC insurance
costs.

    
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<p>Note: Total investment banking income in the quarter of <money>$1.3 billion</money> was shared primarily between Global Banking and Global Markets based on an internal fee-sharing arrangement among the two segments. Debt and equity issuance fees primarily led to an increase from the year-ago quarter while advisory fees increased 71 percent, reflecting the larger investment banking platform from the Merrill Lynch acquisition.</p>
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    Global Markets

    
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<p> </p>
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    (Dollars in millions)                 Q3 2009              Q3 2008
    --------------------                  -------              -------
    Total revenue, net of
     interest expense(1)                   $5,827                $161
    
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<p> </p>
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    Provision for credit losses                98                 (24)
    Noninterest expense                     2,328               1,120
    
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<p> </p>
<p>Net income                              2,190                (588)</p>
<p> </p>
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    Efficiency ratio(1)                     39.96%                n/m
    Return on average equity                19.87                 n/m
    Total assets(2)                      $633,909            $430,539
    
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    (1)  Fully taxable-equivalent basis
    (2)  Balances averaged for period
    n/m = not meaningful


    
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<p>Global Markets net income increased <money>$2.8 billion</money> driven by the addition of Merrill Lynch and a more favorable trading environment. Revenue was strong in the period, partially offset by <money>$714 million</money> in credit valuation adjustments on derivative liabilities. Market disruption charges had a reduced impact compared with the prior year. Noninterest expense increased due to the Merrill Lynch acquisition. The increase was partially offset by a change in compensation that delivers a greater portion of incentive pay over time.</p>
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    --  Fixed Income, Currency and Commodities revenue of $4.4 billion was
        primarily driven by sales and trading results. Credit products
        continued to benefit from improved market liquidity and tighter credit
        spreads. Investment banking fees were positively impacted by new
        issuance capabilities from the combined Merrill Lynch and Bank of
        America platform.


    --  Equities revenue of $1.4 billion was driven by the addition of Merrill
        Lynch.


    Global Wealth and Investment Management

    
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<p> </p>
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    (Dollars in millions)                 Q3 2009              Q3 2008
    --------------------                  -------              -------
    Total revenue, net of
     interest expense (1)                  $4,095               $1,570
    
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<p> </p>
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    Provision for credit losses               515                  150
    Noninterest expense                     3,169                1,286
    
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<p> </p>
<p>Net income                                271                   80</p>
<p> </p>
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    Efficiency ratio(1)                     77.38%               81.90%
    Return on average equity                 5.61                 2.74
    
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<p> </p>
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    Loans(2)                             $101,181              $88,255
    Deposits(2)                           214,994              162,192
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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    (in billions)                        At 9/30/09          At 9/30/08
    ------------                         ----------          ----------
    Assets under management                 $739.8              $564.4
    Total client assets(3)                $1,921.3              $828.6
    
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<p> </p>
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    (1)  Fully taxable-equivalent basis
    (2)  Balances averaged for period
    (3)  Client assets are defined as assets under management, client
    brokerage assets and other assets in custody


    
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<p>Global Wealth and Investment Management net income rose to <money>$271 million</money> driven by the addition of Merrill Lynch and a decline in support for certain cash funds. This was partially offset by higher credit costs, lower net interest income partly due to the transfer of certain client balances to the Deposits and the Home Loans and Insurance segments.</p>
<p/>
<p>Net revenue increased to <money>$4.1 billion</money> as investment and brokerage service income rose due to the addition of Merrill Lynch and the level of support for certain cash funds declined.</p>
<p/>
<p>The provision for credit losses increased to <money>$515 million</money> primarily driven by a single large commercial charge-off and reserve increases in the consumer real estate and commercial portfolios reflecting the weak economy.</p>
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    --  Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management net income increased 9 percent
        to $310 million from a year earlier as the addition of Merrill Lynch
        was partially offset by higher credit costs. Net revenue rose to $3.0
        billion from $1.0 billion a year ago as investment and brokerage
income
        increased mainly from the addition of Merrill Lynch.


    --  U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management swung to a net
        loss of $52 million as net revenue declined and credit costs rose
        mainly due to a single large commercial charge-off. Net revenue fell
11
        percent driven by lower equity market levels and reduced net interest
        income.


    --  Columbia Management's net loss narrowed to $48 million compared with a
        net loss of $356 million a year earlier driven by lower support for
        certain cash funds. As a result of actions taken during the quarter,
        Columbia's Prime Funds no longer have exposure to structured
investment
        vehicles or other troubled assets and all capital support agreements
        have been terminated.

    All Other

    
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<p> </p>
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    (Dollars in millions)                 Q3 2009              Q3 2008
    --------------------                  -------              -------
    Total revenue, net of
     interest expense(1)                  $(2,631)             $(2,068)
    
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<p> </p>
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    Provision for credit
     losses(2)                             (1,222)                (996)
    Noninterest expense                     1,206                  161
    
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<p> </p>
<p>Net income (loss)                      (1,632)                (693)</p>
<p> </p>
<p>Loans and leases(3)                  <money>$147,666</money>             <money>$146,305</money></p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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    (1)  Fully taxable-equivalent basis
    (2)  Numbers in parentheses represent a provision benefit
    (3)  Balances averaged for period

    
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<p>The net loss in All Other widened to <money>$1.6 billion</money>. Increased gains on the sale of debt securities and higher equity investment income were offset by mark-to-market adjustments related to certain Merrill Lynch structured notes and other-than-temporary impairment charges related to non-agency collateralized mortgage obligations. Excluding the securitization impact to show Global Card Services on a managed basis, the provision for credit losses increased compared with the same period last year due to higher losses in the residential mortgage portfolio and reserve additions on the Countrywide purchased impaired portfolio. Noninterest expense increased due to merger and restructuring charges related to the Merrill Lynch acquisition and a pretax charge to pay the U.S. government to terminate its asset guarantee term sheet.</p>
<p/>
<p>All Other consists primarily of equity investments, the residential mortgage portfolio associated with asset and liability management (ALM) activities, the residual impact of the cost allocation process, merger and restructuring charges, intersegment eliminations, fair-value adjustments related to certain Merrill Lynch structured notes and the results of certain consumer finance, investment management and commercial lending businesses that are being liquidated. All Other also includes the offsetting securitization impact to present Global Card Services on a managed basis. For more information and detailed reconciliation, please refer to the data pages supplied with this press release. Effective <chron>January 1, 2009</chron>, All Other includes the results of First Republic Bank, which was acquired as part of the Merrill Lynch acquisition.</p>
<p/>
<p>Note: Chief Executive Officer and <person>President Kenneth D. Lewis</person> and Chief Financial Officer Joe L. Price will discuss third-quarter 2009 results in a conference call at <chron>9:30 a.m. EDT</chron> today. The presentation and supporting materials can be accessed on the Bank of America Investor Relations Web site at <a href="http://investor.bankofamerica.com">http://investor.bankofamerica.com</a>. For a listen-only connection to the conference call, dial 1.877.200.4456 (U.S.) or 1.785.424.1734 (international) and the conference ID: 79795.</p>
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<p>Bank 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 <location>United States</location>, serving approximately 53 million consumer and small business relationships with 6,000 retail banking offices, more than 18,000 ATMs and award-winning online banking with more than 29 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 more than 4 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients in more than 150 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.</p>
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    Forward-Looking Statements

    
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<p>Bank of America and its management may make certain statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation reform Act of 1995. These statements are not historical facts, but instead represent Bank of America's current expectations, plans or forecasts of its integration of Merrill Lynch and Countrywide acquisitions and related cost savings, future results and revenues, credit losses, credit reserves and charge-offs, nonperforming asset levels, level of preferred dividends, service charges, the closing of the Columbia Management sale, competitive position, effective tax rate and other similar matters. These statements are not guarantees of future results or performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict and are often beyond Bank of America's control. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, any of these forward-looking statements.</p>
<p/>
<p>You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement and should consider all of the following uncertainties and risks, as well as those more fully discussed under Item 1A. "Risk Factors" of Bank of America's 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K and in any of Bank of America's subsequent SEC filings: negative economic conditions that adversely affect the general economy, housing prices, the job market, consumer confidence and spending habits; the level and volatility of the capital markets, interest rates, currency values and other market indices; changes in consumer, investor and counterparty confidence in, and the related impact on, financial markets and institutions; Bank of America's credit ratings and the credit ratings of its securitizations; estimates of fair value of certain Bank of America assets and liabilities; legislative and regulatory actions in the <location>United States</location> (including the impact of Regulation E) and internationally; the impact of litigation and regulatory investigations, including costs, expenses, settlements and judgments; various monetary and fiscal policies and regulations of the U.S. and non-U.S. governments; changes in accounting standards, rules and interpretations (including SFAS 166 and 167) and the impact on Bank of America's financial statements; increased globalization of the financial services industry and competition with other U.S. and international financial institutions; Bank of America's ability to attract new employees and retain and motivate existing employees; mergers and acquisitions and their integration into Bank of America; Bank of America's reputation; and decisions to downsize, sell or close units or otherwise change the business mix of Bank of America. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Bank of America undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the impact of circumstances or events that arise after the date the forward-looking statement was made.</p>
<p/>
<p>Columbia Management Group, LLC ("Columbia Management") is the primary investment management division of Bank of America Corporation. Columbia Management entities furnish investment management services and products for institutional and individual investors. Columbia Funds and Excelsior Funds are distributed by Columbia Management Distributors, Inc., member FINRA and SIPC. Columbia Management Distributors, Inc. is part of Columbia Management and an affiliate of Bank of America Corporation.</p>
<p/>
<p>Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of any Columbia Fund or Excelsior Fund before investing. Contact your Columbia Management representative for a prospectus, which contains this and other important information about the fund. Read it carefully before investing.</p>
<p/>
<p>Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation. Lending, derivatives, and other commercial banking activities are performed by banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation, including Bank of America, N.A., member FDIC. Securities, financial advisory, and other investment banking activities are performed by investment banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation ("Investment Banking Affiliates"), including Banc of America Securities LLC, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, which are both registered broker-dealers and members of FINRA and SIPC. Investment products offered by Investment Banking Affiliates:  Are Not FDIC Insured * <person>May Lose</person> Value * Are Not Bank Guaranteed.  Bank of America Corporation's broker-dealers are not banks and are separate legal entities from their bank affiliates. The obligations of the broker-dealers are not obligations of their bank or thrift affiliates (unless explicitly stated otherwise), and these bank affiliates are not responsible for securities sold, offered or recommended by the broker-dealers. The foregoing also applies to our other non-bank, non-thrift affiliates.</p>
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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    Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
    Selected Financial Data
    (Dollars in millions, except per share data; shares in thousands)
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Summary Income             Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
     Statement                -------------------------------------------
                                  September 30            September 30
                              ---------------------  --------------------
                                  2009       2008        2009        2008
    
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<p> </p>
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    Net interest income        $11,423    $11,642     $35,550     $32,254
    Noninterest income          14,612      7,979      59,017      24,848
                              --------  ---------   ---------   ---------
      Total revenue, net of
       interest expense         26,035     19,621      94,567      57,102
    Provision for credit
     losses                     11,705      6,450      38,460      18,290
    Noninterest expense,
     before merger and
     restructuring charges      15,712     11,413      48,140      29,953
    Merger and restructuring
     charges                       594        247       2,188         629
                              --------  ---------   ---------   ---------
      Income (loss) before
       income taxes             (1,976)     1,511       5,779       8,230
    Income tax expense
     (benefit)                    (975)       334        (691)      2,433
                              --------  ---------   ---------   ---------
      Net income (loss)        $(1,001)    $1,177      $6,470      $5,797
                              ========  =========   =========   =========
    Preferred stock dividends    1,240        473       3,478         849
                              --------  ---------   ---------   ---------
      Net income (loss)
       applicable to common
       shareholders            $(2,241)      $704      $2,992      $4,948
                              ========  =========   =========   =========
    Earnings (loss) per common
     share                      $(0.26)     $0.15       $0.39       $1.09
    Diluted earnings (loss)
     per common share            (0.26)      0.15        0.39        1.09
    
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<p> </p>
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    Summary Average Balance    Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
     Sheet                    -------------------------------------------
                                  September 30            September 30
                              ---------------------  --------------------
                                  2009       2008        2009        2008
    
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<p> </p>
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    Total loans and leases    $930,255   $946,914    $963,260     900,574
    Debt securities            263,712    266,013     268,291     240,347
    Total earning assets     1,790,000  1,622,466   1,837,706   1,544,617
    Total assets             2,390,675  1,905,691   2,442,905   1,808,765
    Total deposits             989,295    857,845     976,182     810,663
    Shareholders' equity       255,983    166,454     242,638     160,890
    Common shareholders'
     equity                    197,230    142,303     177,289     141,337
    
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<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Performance Ratios         Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                              -------------------------------------------
                                  September 30            September 30
                              ---------------------  --------------------
                                  2009       2008        2009        2008
    
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    Return on average assets       n/m       0.25%       0.35%       0.43%
    Return on average common
     shareholders' equity          n/m       1.97        2.26        4.68
    
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<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Credit Quality             Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                              -------------------------------------------
                                  September 30            September 30
                              ---------------------  --------------------
                                  2009       2008        2009        2008
    
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<p> </p>
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    Total net charge-offs       $9,624     $4,356     $25,267     $10,690
    Annualized net
     charge-offs as a % of
     average loans and leases
     outstanding (1)              4.13%      1.84%       3.53%       1.59%
    Provision for credit
     losses                    $11,705     $6,450     $38,460     $18,290
    Total consumer credit
     card managed net losses     5,477      2,996      14,318       8,119
    Total consumer credit card
     managed net losses as a
     % of average managed credit
     card receivables            12.90%      6.40%      11.06%       5.85%
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
                                  September 30
                              -------------------
                                  2009       2008
                              -------------------
    Total nonperforming
     assets                    $33,825    $13,576
    Nonperforming assets as
     a % of total loans,
     leases and foreclosed
     properties (1)               3.72%      1.45%
    Allowance for loan and
     lease losses              $35,832    $20,346
    Allowance for loan and
     lease losses as a % of
     total loans and leases
     outstanding (1)              3.95%      2.17%
    
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<p> </p>
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    Capital Management            September 30
                              ---------------------
                                  2009       2008
                              ---------------------
    
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<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Risk-based capital ratios:
      Tier 1                     12.46%      7.55%
      Tier 1 common               7.25       4.23
      Total                      16.69      11.54
    
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    Tier 1 leverage ratio         8.39       5.51
    Tangible equity ratio (2)     7.55       4.13
    Tangible common equity
     ratio (3)                    4.82       2.75
    
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    Period-end common shares
     issued and outstanding  8,650,314  4,562,055
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
                               Three Months Ended       Nine Months Ended
                              -------------------------------------------
                                   September 30            September 30
                              ---------------------  --------------------
                                  2009       2008        2009        2008
    
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<p> </p>
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    Shares issued (4)              n/a    109,108   3,632,879     124,170
    Average common shares
     issued and outstanding  8,633,834  4,543,963   7,423,341   4,469,517
    Average diluted common
     shares issued and
     outstanding             8,633,834  4,547,578   7,449,911   4,477,994
    Dividends paid per
     common share                $0.01      $0.64       $0.03       $1.92
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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    Summary End of Period         September 30
                              ---------------------
    Balance Sheet                2009       2008
                              ---------------------
    
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<p> </p>
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    Total loans and leases    $914,266   $942,676
    Total debt securities      256,745    258,677
    Total earning assets     1,711,939  1,544,907
    Total assets             2,251,043  1,831,177
    Total deposits             974,899    874,051
    Total shareholders'
     equity                    257,683    161,039
    Common shareholders'
     equity                    198,843    136,888
    Book value per share of
     common stock               $22.99     $30.01
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    (1) Ratios do not include loans measured at fair value under the fair
        value option at and for the three and nine months ended September 30,
        2009 and 2008.
    (2) Tangible equity ratio equals shareholders' equity less goodwill
        and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights), net of
        related deferred tax liabilities divided by total assets less goodwill
        and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights), net
        of related deferred tax liabilities.
    (3) Tangible common equity ratio equals common shareholders' equity less
        goodwill and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights),
        net of related deferred tax liabilities divided by total assets less
        goodwill and intangible assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights),
        net of related deferred tax liabilities.
    (4) 2009 amounts include approximately 1.375 billion shares issued in the
        Merrill Lynch acquisition.
    
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<p> </p>
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    n/m = not meaningful
    n/a = not applicable
    
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<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current
    period presentation.
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Information for periods beginning July 1, 2008 include the Countrywide
    acquisition. Information for the period beginning January 1, 2009 includes
    the Merrill Lynch acquisition. Prior periods have not been restated.
    
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<p> </p>
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    This information is preliminary and based on company data available at the
    time of the presentation.
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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    Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
    Business Segment Results
    (Dollars in millions)
    
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<p> </p>
<p>For the three months ended <chron>September 30</chron></p>
<p> </p>
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                                             Global Card       Home Loans &
                            Deposits       Services (1, 2)      Insurance
                          -------------     -------------      ------------
                          2009     2008     2009     2008      2009    2008
                          ----     ----     ----     ----      ----    ----
    Total revenue,
     net of interest
     expense (3)        $3,666    $4,725   $7,327   $7,753    $3,411   $3,474
    Provision for
     credit losses         102        98    6,975    5,602     2,897      818
    Noninterest
     expense             2,336     2,098    1,968    2,405     3,041    2,741
    Net income (loss)      798     1,575   (1,036)    (167)   (1,632)     (54)
    
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    Efficiency
     ratio (3)           63.72%    44.41%   26.87%   31.03%    89.19%   78.90%
    Return on
     average equity      13.26     26.01      n/m      n/m       n/m      n/m
    Average - total
     loans and leases      n/m       n/m $213,340 $239,951  $132,599 $122,034
    Average - total
     deposits         $418,511  $377,778      n/m      n/m       n/m      n/m
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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                                                               Global Wealth
                                                               & Investment
                          Global Banking    Global Markets      Management
                          --------------    --------------     ------------
                          2009     2008     2009      2008     2009    2008
                          ----     ----     ----      ----     ----    ----
    Total revenue,
     net of interest
     expense (3)        $4,670    $4,284   $5,827     $161    $4,095   $1,570
    Provision for
     credit losses       2,340       802       98      (24)      515      150
    Noninterest
     expense             2,258     1,849    2,328    1,120     3,169    1,286
    Net income (loss)       40     1,024    2,190     (588)      271       80
    
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    Efficiency
     ratio (3)           48.35%    43.15%   39.96%     n/m     77.38%   81.90%
    Return on average
     equity               0.26      8.06    19.87      n/m      5.61     2.74
    Average - total
     loans and leases $308,764  $320,813      n/m      n/m  $101,181  $88,255
    Average - total
     deposits          214,286   177,668      n/m      n/m   214,994  162,192
    
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<p> </p>
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                          All Other (1, 4)
                          ---------------
                           2009     2008
                           ----     ----
    Total revenue,
     net of interest
     expense (3)       $(2,631)  $(2,068)
    Provision for
     credit losses      (1,222)     (996)
    Noninterest expense  1,206       161
    Net income (loss)   (1,632)     (693)
    
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<p> </p>
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    Average - total
     loans and leases $147,666  $146,305
    Average - total
     deposits          108,244   104,370
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    (1) Global Card Services is presented on a managed basis with a
        corresponding offset recorded in All Other.
    (2) Provision for credit losses represents provision for credit losses on
        held loans combined with realized credit losses associated with the
        securitized loan portfolio.
    (3) Fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis. FTE basis is a performance
        measure used by management in operating the business that
        management believes provides investors with a more accurate picture
        of the interest margin for comparative purposes.
    (4) Provision for credit losses represents provision for credit losses in
        All Other combined with the Global Card Services securitization
        offset.
    
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<p>n/m = not meaningful</p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current
    period presentation.
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Information for periods beginning July 1, 2008 include the Countrywide
    acquisition. Information for the period beginning January 1, 2009 includes
    the Merrill Lynch acquisition. Prior periods have not been restated.
    This information is preliminary and based on company data available at
    the time of the presentation.
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
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    Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
    Business Segment Results
    (Dollars in millions)
    
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<p> </p>
<p>For the nine months ended <chron>September 30</chron></p>
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                                           Global Card
                                            Services         Home Loans &
                           Deposits           (1,2)            Insurance
                        --------------     -------------     -------------
                        2009      2008     2009     2008     2009     2008
                        ----      ----     ----     ----     ----     ----
    Total revenue, net
     of interest
     expense (3)     $10,560   $13,182  $22,181  $23,202  $13,101   $6,058
    Provision for
     credit losses       289       293   23,157   14,314    8,995    4,664
    Noninterest
     expense           7,318     6,566    6,024    6,980    8,519    4,211
    Net income (loss)  1,912     3,949   (4,527)   1,244   (2,850)  (1,775)
    
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<p> </p>
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    Efficiency ratio
     (3)               69.30%    49.82%   27.16%   30.09%   65.03%   69.51%
    Return on average
     equity            10.81     21.59      n/m     4.28      n/m      n/m
    Average - total
     loans and leases    n/m       n/m $220,666 $237,817 $129,910 $100,237
    Average - total
     deposits       $403,587  $350,765      n/m      n/m      n/m      n/m
    
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<p> </p>
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                                                            Global Wealth &
                                                              Investment
                        Global Banking     Global Markets     Management
                        --------------     -------------     -------------
                        2009      2008     2009     2008     2009     2008
                        ----      ----     ----     ----     ----     ----
    Total revenue, net
     of interest
     expense (3)     $18,100   $12,737  $17,236     $724  $12,606   $5,819
    Provision for
     credit losses     6,772     1,728      148      (63)   1,007      512
    Noninterest
     expense           7,131     5,505    7,962    2,802    9,747    3,841
    Net income (loss)  2,703     3,440    6,027   (1,263)   1,202      913
    
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<p> </p>
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    Efficiency ratio
     (3)               39.40%    43.22%   46.20%     n/m    77.32%   66.01%
    Return on average
     equity             6.02      9.27    23.62      n/m     8.75    10.44
    Average - total
     loans and
     leases         $320,904  $314,031      n/m      n/m $104,454  $87,162
    Average - total
     deposits        205,285   170,162      n/m      n/m  226,967  156,762
    
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<p> </p>
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                        All Other (1,4)
                        --------------
                        2009      2008
                        ----      ----
    Total revenue, net
     of interest
     expense (3)      $1,747   $(3,726)
    Provision for
     credit losses    (1,908)   (3,158)
    Noninterest
     expense           3,627       677
    Net income (loss)  2,003      (711)
    
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    Average - total
     loans and
     leases         $158,721  $132,615
    Average - total
     deposits        106,944   104,143
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    (1) Global Card Services is presented on a managed basis with a
        corresponding offset recorded in All Other.
    (2) Provision for credit losses represents provision for credit losses
        on held loans combined with realized credit losses associated with the
        securitized loan portfolio.
    (3) Fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis. FTE basis is a performance
        measure used by management in operating the business that management
        believes provides investors with a more accurate picture of the
        interest margin for comparative purposes.
    (4) Provision for credit losses represents provision for
        credit losses in All Other combined with the Global Card Services
        securitization offset.
    
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<p> </p>
<p>n/m = not meaningful</p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform
    to current period presentation.
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Information for periods beginning July 1, 2008 include the Countrywide
    acquisition. Information for the period beginning January 1, 2009 includes
    the Merrill Lynch acquisition. Prior periods have not been restated.
    This information is preliminary and based on company data available at
    the time of the presentation.
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
    Supplemental Financial Data
    (Dollars in millions)
    
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    Fully taxable-equivalent     Three Months Ended         Nine Months Ended
     basis data                     September 30               September 30
                                  -----------------         -----------------
                                  2009         2008         2009         2008
                                  ----         ----         ----         ----
    
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    Net interest income        $11,753      $11,920      $36,514      $33,148
    Total revenue, net of
     interest expense           26,365       19,899       95,531       57,996
    Net interest yield            2.61%        2.93%        2.65%        2.86%
    Efficiency ratio             61.84        58.60        52.68        52.73
    
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<p> </p>
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    Other Data                      September 30
                                  -----------------
                                  2009         2008
                                  ----         ----
    Full-time equivalent
     employees                 281,863      247,024
    Number of banking centers
     - domestic                  6,008        6,139
    Number of branded ATMs
     - domestic                 18,254       18,584
    
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<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Reconciliation to GAAP financial measures
    The Corporation evaluates its business utilizing non-GAAP ratios including
    the tangible common equity ratio. The tangible common equity ratio
    represents common shareholders' equity less goodwill and intangible
    assets (excluding mortgage servicing rights), net of related deferred tax
    liabilities divided by total assets less goodwill and intangible assets
    (excluding mortgage servicing rights), net of related deferred tax
    liabilities. This measure is used to evaluate the Corporation's use of
    equity (i.e., capital). We believe the use of this non-GAAP measure
    provides additional clarity in assessing the results of the Corporation.
    
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<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Other companies may define or calculate the tangible common equity ratio
    and the tangible book value per share of common stock differently. See the
    tables below for corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures
    at September 30, 2009, June 30, 2009 and September 30, 2008.
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Reconciliation of period end
     common shareholders' equity
     to period end tangible common
     shareholders' equity
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
                                 September 30       June 30    September 30
                                     2009             2009         2008
                                 ------------       -------    ------------
    Common shareholders' equity    $198,843        $196,492      $136,888
    Goodwill                        (86,009)        (86,246)      (81,756)
    Intangible assets
     (excluding MSRs)               (12,715)        (13,245)       (9,167)
    Related deferred tax
     liabilities                      3,714           3,843         1,914
                                      -----           -----         -----
      Tangible common
       shareholders' equity        $103,833        $100,844       $47,879
                                   ========        ========       =======
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Reconciliation of period
     end assets to period end
     tangible assets
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
                                 September 30       June 30    September 30
                                     2009             2009         2008
                                 ------------       -------    ------------
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Assets                       $2,251,043      $2,254,394    $1,831,177
    Goodwill                       (86,009)        (86,246)      (81,756)
    Intangible assets
     (excluding MSRs)              (12,715)        (13,245)       (9,167)
    Related deferred tax
     liabilities                     3,714           3,843         1,914
                                     -----           -----         -----
      Tangible assets           $2,156,033      $2,158,746    $1,742,168
                                ==========      ==========    ==========
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to current
    period presentation.
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Information for periods beginning July 1, 2008 include the Countrywide
    acquisition. Information for the period beginning January 1, 2009 includes
    the Merrill Lynch acquisition. Prior periods have not been restated.
    This information is preliminary and based on company data available at the
    time of the presentation.
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Bank of America Corporation and Subsidiaries
    Reconciliation - Managed to GAAP
    (Dollars in millions)
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    The Corporation reports Global Card Services on a managed basis. Reporting
    on a managed basis is consistent with the way that management evaluates
    the results of  Global Card Services. Managed basis assumes that
    securitized loans were not sold and presents earnings on these loans in
    a manner similar to the way loans that have not been sold (i.e., held
    loans) are presented. Loan securitization is an alternative funding
    process that is used by the Corporation to diversify funding sources.
    Loan securitization removes loans from the Consolidated Balance Sheet
    through the sale of loans to an off-balance sheet qualified special
    purpose entity which is excluded from the Corporation's Consolidated
    Financial Statements in accordance with accounting principles generally
    accepted in the United States (GAAP).
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    The performance of the managed portfolio is important in understanding
    Global Card Services' results as it demonstrates the results of the entire
    portfolio serviced by the business. Securitized loans continue to be
    serviced by the business and are subject to the same underwriting
    standards and ongoing monitoring as held loans. In addition, retained
    excess servicing income is exposed to similar credit risk and repricing
    of interest rates as held loans. Global Card Services' managed income
    statement line items differ from a held basis reported as follows:
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    -- Managed net interest income includes Global Card Services' net
       interest income on held loans and interest income on the securitized
       loans less the internal funds transfer pricing allocation related to
       securitized loans.
    -- Managed noninterest income includes Global Card Services' noninterest
       income on a held basis less the reclassification of certain components
       of card income (e.g., excess servicing income) to record managed net
       interest income and provision for credit losses. Noninterest income,
       both on a held and managed basis, also includes the impact of
       adjustments to the interest-only strip that are recorded in card income
       as management continues to manage this impact within Global Card
       Services.
    -- Provision for credit losses represents the provision for credit losses
       on held loans combined with realized credit losses associated with the
       securitized loan portfolio.
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p>Global Card Services</p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
                           Nine Months Ended          Nine Months Ended
                           September 30, 2009         September 30, 2008
                           ------------------         ------------------
                                Securit-                    Securit-
                      Managed   ization     Held   Managed  ization    Held
                      Basis(1)  Impact(2)   Basis  Basis(1) Impact(2)  Basis
                      -------   --------    -----  -------  --------   -----
    Net interest
     income(3)        $15,312   $(7,024)   $8,288  $14,279   $(6,402)  $7,877
    Noninterest
     income:
      Card income       6,462    (1,355)    5,107    7,564     1,768    9,332
      All other income    407       (94)      313    1,359      (179)   1,180
                       ------   -------    ------   ------    ------   ------
        Total
         noninterest
         income         6,869    (1,449)    5,420    8,923     1,589   10,512
                       ------   -------    ------   ------    ------   ------
        Total revenue,
         net of
         interest
         expense       22,181    (8,473)   13,708   23,202    (4,813)  18,389
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Provision for
     credit losses     23,157    (8,473)   14,684   14,314    (4,813)   9,501
    Noninterest
     expense            6,024         -     6,024    6,980         -    6,980
                       ------   -------    ------   ------    ------   ------
        Income (loss)
         before income
         taxes         (7,000)        -    (7,000)   1,908         -    1,908
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Income tax expense
     (benefit)(3)      (2,473)        -    (2,473)     664         -      664
                       ------   -------    ------   ------    ------   ------
    Net income
     (loss)           $(4,527)       $-   $(4,527)  $1,244        $-   $1,244
                       ======   =======    ======   ======    ======   ======
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Average - total
     loans and
     leases          $220,666 $(100,727) $119,939 $237,817 $(106,177) $131,640
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    All Other
                        Nine Months Ended             Nine Months Ended
                        September 30, 2009            September 30, 2008
                        ------------------            ------------------
                               Securiti-                    Securiti-
                     Reported   zation     As     Reported   zation      As
                      Basis     Offset  Adjusted   Basis     Offset   Adjusted
                       (4)        (2)               (4)       (2)
                     --------  -------- --------  --------  --------- --------
    Net interest
     income
    (loss) (3)     $(5,399)    $7,024    $1,625   $(6,143)    $6,402    $259
    Noninterest
     income:
        Card income
        (loss)        (464)     1,355       891     1,797     (1,768)     29
        Equity
         investment
         income      8,191          -     8,191       651          -     651
        Gains on
         sales of
         debt
         securities  3,584          -     3,584       349          -     349
        All other
         income
        (loss)      (4,165)        94    (4,071)     (380)       179    (201)
                    ------    -------    ------    ------     ------  ------
          Total
           noninterest
           income    7,146      1,449     8,595     2,417     (1,589)    828
                    ------    -------    ------    ------     ------  ------
          Total
           revenue,
           net of
           interest
           expense   1,747      8,473    10,220    (3,726)     4,813   1,087
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Provision for
     credit
     losses         (1,908)     8,473     6,565    (3,158)     4,813   1,655
    Merger and
     restructuring
     charges         2,188          -     2,188       629          -     629
    All other
     noninterest
     expense         1,439          -     1,439        48          -      48
                    ------    -------    ------    ------     ------  ------
         Income
         (loss)
          before
          income
          taxes         28          -        28    (1,245)         -  (1,245)
    Income tax
     expense
    (benefit)(3)    (1,975)         -    (1,975)     (534)         -    (534)
                    ------    -------    ------    ------     ------  ------
          Net
           income
          (loss)    $2,003         $-    $2,003     $(711)        $-   $(711)
                    ======    =======    ======    ======     ======  ======
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
     Average -
      total
      loans and
      leases      $158,721   $100,727  $259,448  $132,615   $106,177 $238,792
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    (1) Provision for credit losses represents provision for credit losses on
        held loans combined with realized credit losses associated with the
        securitized loan portfolio.
    (2) The securitization impact/offset on net interest income is on a funds
        transfer pricing methodology consistent with the way funding costs are
        allocated to the businesses.
    (3) FTE basis
    (4) Provision for credit losses represents provision for credit losses in
        All Other combined with the Global Card Services securitization
        offset.
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified among the
    segments to conform to the current period presentation.
    
</pre>
<p> </p>
<p> </p>
<pre>
    
    Information for periods beginning July 1, 2008 include the Countrywide
    acquisition. Information for the period beginning January 1, 2009 includes
    the Merrill Lynch acquisition. Prior periods have not been restated.
    This information is preliminary and based on company data available at
    the time of the presentation.



    

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