Financial Companies Report Recognitions, Appointments, Dividends, Agreements, and Launches - Analyst Notes on Bank of America,

Financial Companies Report Recognitions, Appointments, Dividends, Agreements,
and Launches - Analyst Notes on Bank of America, Invesco, Equity Residential,
                        XL Group, and Lincoln National

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NEW YORK, March 19, 2014

NEW YORK, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding Bank of America
Corporation (NYSE: BAC), Invesco Ltd. (NYSE: IVZ), Equity Residential (NYSE:
EQR), XL Group plc (NYSE: XL), and Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE: LNC). Private
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On March 11, 2014, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Merrill), the marketing
name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America
Corporation, announced that it has been named as Best Overall Bank for Cash
Management in North America for the fourth consecutive year by Global Finance
magazine. According to the Company, the publication also named BofA Merrill as
North America winner for Best Bank for Liquidity Management for the third
consecutive year and Best bank for Risk Management. Commenting on the honor
received, Paul Simpson, Head of Global Transaction Services for Bank of
America Merrill Lynch, stated, "This recognition reflects both our
longstanding strength in North America as well as our ability to innovate and
offer new solutions to our broad and varied client base as markets evolve.
Whether it's a small business, middle-market company, large corporation or
government entity, our transaction services team has the expertise to provide
tailored solutions for any sized company or agency." The full analyst notes on
Bank of America Corporation are available to download free of charge at:



On March 6, 2014, Invesco Ltd. (Invesco) announced that the Company's Board of
Directors has elected Ben F. Johnson III, who has been a member of the Board
since 2009, to serve as its Chairman. According to Invesco, Mr. Johnson will
become Chairman upon the conclusion of the Company's Annual General Meeting
(AGM), scheduled for May 15, 2014. Additionally, Rex D. Adams, who has been a
member of the Board since 2001 and Chairman since 2006, will retire from the
Board upon the conclusion of the AGM. Martin L. Flanagan, President and CEO of
Invesco, stated, "Invesco shareholders have greatly benefited from the advice
and wise counsel of Ben Johnson since he joined the Board in 2009. We believe
Ben's insights and perspective will be invaluable as we work to further
enhance our ability to deliver investment excellence to our clients across the
globe." The full analyst notes on Invesco Ltd. are available to download free
of charge at:



On March 13, 2014, Equity Residential announced that its Board of Trustees has
declared dividends on the Company's common and preferred shares. The Company
informed that for Q1 2014, a common share dividend of $0.50 per share will be
paid on April 11, 2014, to shareholders of record on March 24, 2014. In
addition, a quarterly dividend of $1.04 per share will be paid on March 31,
2014 to shareholders of record on March 21, 2014 of the Company's Series K
Preferred Shares. Further, the Company declared that its Annual Meeting of
Shareholders will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, in
which shareholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2014 will
be entitled to vote at the meeting. The full analyst notes on Equity
Residential are available to download free of charge at:



On March 11, 2014, XL Group plc's (XL Group) North America Programs business
along with American Specialty Insurance & Risk Services, Inc., announced a new
joint underwriting agreement to offer insurance programs for sports and
entertainment industries. Commenting on the announcement, QuinnonPurvis,
President of XL Group's North America Program unit, stated, "American
Specialty is a well-established leader when it comes to insuring a wide
variety of sports and entertainment businesses. With this new arrangement, we
gain their industry expertise and underwriting experience and have the
opportunity to extend our capabilities and quality coverage to new
industries." The full analyst notes on XL Group plc are available to download
free of charge at:



On March 11, 2014, Lincoln Financial Group (the marketing name for Lincoln
National Corporation) announced the launch of Lincoln MoneyGuard® II - the
next-generation of its hybrid life-long term care (LTC) funding solution. The
Company claims that Lincoln MoneyGuard® II offers enhanced flexibility and
convenience for applicants of all ages, with benefit and payment structures
that can be tailored to client-specific needs. Commenting on the launch,
Michael Burns, Senior Vice President, Life Solutions, Lincoln Financial Group,
stated, "With the continued popularity of our flexible payment options,
MoneyGuard® II offers several premium payment choices to help advisors prepare
clients for health-related retirement expenses in different financial planning
scenarios. It also offers enhanced benefits to help protect what's important
in life, such as savings, loved ones and independence, from the realities of
long term care expenses." The full analyst notes on Lincoln National Corp. are
available to download free of charge at:


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