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Bank of America and LaSalle Bank Lower Prime Lending Rate to 6.50 Percent

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of America, N.A., LaSalle Bank N.A. and LaSalle Bank Midwest N.A., announced today that they are lowering their prime-lending rates to 6.50 percent from 7.25 percent, effective January 22, 2008.

(In some Bank of America and LaSalle loan documentation, the term "reference rate" has been used to refer to this lending rate. The terms "prime rate" and "reference rate" refer to the same rate.)

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 United States, serving more than 59 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 6,100 retail banking offices, nearly 19,000 ATMs and award-winning online banking with more than 12 million active users. Bank of America is the No. 1 overall Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in the United States and the No. 1 SBA lender to minority-owned small businesses. The company serves clients in 175 countries and has relationships with 99 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Bank of America acquired LaSalle Bank on October 1, 2007.

SOURCE Bank of America

CONTACT: Sarah Whitmire, Bank of America, +1-704-387-8164, sarah.whitmire@bankofamerica.com