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Bank of America Issues Statement on LaSalle Contract

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Bank of America Corporation today issued the following statement in response to inquiries about its contract to acquire ABN AMRO North America Holding Company, parent of LaSalle Bank Corporation and its subsidiaries, from ABN AMRO Holding NV:

Bank of America has a legal contract to acquire ABN AMRO North America Holding Company and expects that contract to be fulfilled under its current terms.

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