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

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

Business Wire

LONDON -- February 1, 2013

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.

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