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Bank of America, The Next American City and The Rockefeller Foundation to Host First in Series of Urban Innovation Symposia

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            Tom Brokaw to moderate session on "green" construction

    WHAT:   Bank of America, The Next American City and The Rockefeller
            Foundation will host the first in a series of symposia designed to
            bring together business, academic and community leaders to raise
            awareness of critical issues facing communities throughout
            America.

            The first symposium, From the Ground Up: Making Green Building a
            Mainstream Practice, will be moderated by Tom Brokaw and focus on
            the economics of green buildings and what it will take to make
            green building a mainstream practice for builders and lenders.

    WHO:    Opening remarks by:
            Kenneth D. Lewis, Chairman and CEO, Bank of America
            Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation

            Panel moderated by Tom Brokaw:
            Douglas Durst, President, The Durst Organization
            Ara Hovnanian, President and CEO, Hovnanian Enterprises
            Jerome Ringo, President, Apollo Alliance
            Peter Seligmann, CEO, Conservation International
            Kath Williams, President, World Green Building Council

    WHEN:   Thursday, February 1 at 6:00 p.m.

    WHERE:  American Museum of Natural History
            Enter on West 77th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central
            Park West

    RSVP:   For media credentials, please confirm attendance by January 31
            with Alexandra Liftman at 617-434-7330.

    Bank of America

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 55 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 5,700 retail banking offices, through more than 17,000 ATMs and award-winning online banking with more than 21 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 98 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 80 percent of the Global Fortune 500. Bank of

America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

                            www.bankofamerica.com

The Next American City

Described by The New York Times as a "subtle plan to change the world," The Next American City is a fresh voice for the next generation of urban thinkers and leaders. Through a print magazine, events across the country, and a multimedia advocacy campaign, the organization explores the transformation of America's cities and suburbs and promotes a new vision of socially and environmentally sustainable economic growth. With a strong national base of practitioners, activists and thinkers who are engaged in urban issues at all levels, The Next American City focuses on pragmatic ways forward, spotlighting what actually works to offer a thorough and engaging examination of how and why our built environment, economy, society and culture are changing.

                             www.americancity.org

The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation was established in 1913 by John D. Rockefeller, Sr. to "promote the well-being" of humanity by addressing the root causes of serious problems. With assets of more than $3 billion, it is one of the nation's largest private foundations. The Foundation works internationally to expand opportunities for poor and vulnerable people and to help ensure that the benefits of globalization are shared more equitably.

                              www.rockfound.org

    Reporters May Contact:
    Alexandra Liftman, Bank of America, 617.434.7330
    alexandra.liftman@bankofamerica.com
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