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Bank of America to Use Advanced Approaches for Capital Requirements

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 3, 2015-- Bank of America today announced the Federal Reserve Board and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency have permitted Bank of America and its national subsidiary banks to begin using the Advanced approaches capital framework to determine risk-based capital requirements in the fourth quarter of 2015.

With the approval to exit parallel run, Bank of America will be required to report regulatory capital ratios and risk-weighted assets under both the Standardized and Advanced approaches. The approach that yields the lower ratio is to be used to assess capital adequacy.

As previously disclosed in the company’s second-quarter 2015 10-Q filing, incorporating certain modifications into the company’s internal analytical models results in an estimated pro-forma Basel 3 Common Equity Tier 1 ratio on a fully phased-in basis of approximately 9.3 percent at June 30, 20151.

1 Bank of America’s Basel 3 Advanced approaches estimate reflects the full impact of Basel 3 changes to capital composition after the transition period ends on January 1, 2019. This estimate also assumes approval by U.S. banking regulators of the company’s Internal Models Methodology (IMM).

Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world's leading 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 approximately 48 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,800 retail financial centers, approximately 16,000 ATMs, and award-winning online banking with 31 million active users and approximately 18 million mobile users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Source: Bank of America

Investors May Contact:
Lee McEntire, Bank of America, 1.980.388.6780
Jonathan Blum, Bank of America (Fixed Income), 1.212.449.3112
Reporters May Contact:
Jerry Dubrowski, Bank of America, 1.980.388.2840