Bank of America Merrill Lynch Hires Bryan Weadock as Head of Americas Fixed Income Sales


    NEW YORK, April 8 /CNW/ -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch today announced
that Bryan Weadock will join the company's Global Markets group as head of
Americas Fixed Income Sales in July 2009. Weadock was most recently head of
Investor Client Management at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in New York. He will
report to Mike Meyer, global head of Sales for the Global Markets platform.

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    Bank of America Merrill Lynch is a leader in both new issuance and
secondary market trading of fixed income products, including corporate bonds,
syndicated loans, municipal financing, asset- and mortgage-backed products,
rates, currencies and commodities.

    "Our combined Bank of America Merrill Lynch platform brings a powerful
breadth of fixed income products and services to our clients, demonstrated by
our first quarter rankings," said Tom Montag, president of Global Markets.
"Our unparalleled range of products, global liquidity and deep team of
talented people enable us to attract some of the best leaders in the

    "Bryan has tremendous leadership skills and his experience in fixed
income sales is second to none," said Meyer. "We look forward to Bryan joining
us and having him drive our fixed income sales strategy."

    Mr. Weadock has spent the last 17 years at JP Morgan Chase and prior to
his most recent appointment, he was head of North American Fixed Income Sales
for four years. Weadock's other senior sales roles include head of U.S. Credit
Sales and head of U.S. High Grade Credit Sales. Weadock joined JP Morgan Chase
in 1992 as a bank analyst in credit research.

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch is an undisputed leader in fixed income
products, having swept the new issuance league tables in the U.S. for the
first quarter. The company's first place rankings include: U.S. high grade
corporate bond issuance, U.S. high yield corporate bond issuance, municipal
bond issuance, U.S. syndicated loans, U.S. leveraged loans, and USD government
guaranteed bond issuance. The company additionally ranked second in U.S.
ABS/MBS issuance.(1)

    (1) Source: All rankings per Dealogic, except for municipal bond issuance
and USD government guaranteed bond issuance, which are Thomson Reuters

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses
and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset
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the Bank of America Merrill Lynch brand. Bank of America Merrill Lynch focuses
on companies with annual revenues of more than $2.5 million; middle-market and
large corporations; institutional investors; financial institutions; and
government entities. It provides innovative services in M&A, equity and debt
capital raising, lending, trading, risk management, research, and liquidity
and payments management. Bank of America Merrill Lynch serves clients in more
than 150 countries and has relationships with 99 percent of the U.S. Fortune
500 companies and 88 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Many of the services
for corporate and institutional clients are provided by Banc of America
Securities LLC, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and/or
other affiliates of Bank of America Corporation. For additional information,


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