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Bank of America Completes Sale of Balboa Insurance Business to QBE

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jun 01, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Bank of America Corporation today announced that it has completed the sale of the lender-placed and voluntary property and casualty insurance assets and liabilities of Balboa Insurance Company and affiliated entities to QBE Insurance Group. The companies first announced the sale agreement in February.

The sale is consistent with Bank of America's strategy to focus on businesses that directly serve customers and clients around the world, while continuing to strengthen its balance sheet.

QBE has purchased substantially all of the insurance liabilities and certain other assets of the Balboa business in exchange for QBE's acquisition of an equivalent amount of cash and other assets through a reinsurance transaction with Balboa. The transaction includes long-term distribution agreements with Bank of America in connection with lender-placed insurance and real estate owned programs and certain other voluntary consumer insurance lines and associated services.

Balboa Insurance was acquired by the former Countrywide Financial Corporation in 1999. Bank of America acquired Countrywide in 2008.

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