BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE
of February 23, 2011
Supplementing the Senior Debt Securities Amended and Restated Indenture,
dated as of July 1, 2001, between
Bank of America Corporation and The Bank of New York Mellon Trust Company, N.A.
(successor trustee to The Bank of New York), as Trustee
FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL INDENTURE, dated as of February 23, 2011 (the First Supplemental
Indenture), is made by and between BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION, a Delaware Corporation (the
Company), and THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON TRUST COMPANY, N.A., a national banking association
(the Trustee), under the Indenture referred to herein.
WHEREAS, the Company and the Trustee previously executed and delivered a Senior Debt
Securities Amended and Restated Indenture, dated as of July 1, 2001 (the Indenture);
WHEREAS, pursuant to the Indenture, the Company has issued and the Trustee has authenticated
and delivered one or more series of the Companys senior debt securities (the Notes) and
anticipates additional issues in the future;
WHEREAS, the Company has determined that it is advisable and in the interests of the Company
and the holders of its senior unsecured debt to be issued under the Indenture that the Indenture be
amended and supplemented to permit and authorize additional officers of the Company to execute and
deliver notes evidencing the debt issued under the Indenture;
WHEREAS, Section 10.01(d) of the Indenture provides that the Company and the Trustee may amend
the Indenture without consent of the holders of the Notes in order to cure any ambiguity or to
correct or supplement any provision contained in the Indenture which may be defective or
inconsistent with any other provisions contained in the Indenture or to make such other provisions
in regard to matters or questions arising under the Indenture as shall not adversely affect the
interests of holders of the Notes, including provisions necessary or desirable to provide for or
facilitate the administration of the trusts under the Indenture;
WHEREAS, Section 10.01(f) of the Indenture provides that the Company and the Trustee may amend
the Indenture without consent of the holders of the Notes in order to change or eliminate any of
provision of the Indenture, provided that any such change or elimination shall not adversely apply
to any Notes outstanding;
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 7.07, Section 10.03 and Section 14.04 of the Indenture, the
Trustee is fully protected in relying on an Officers Certificate and an Opinion of Counsel as
conclusive evidence that this First Supplemental Indenture complies with the provisions of Article
Ten of the Indenture and that all conditions precedent provided for in the Indenture relating to
the execution and delivery of this First Supplemental Indenture have been complied with, and based
upon that reliance, the Trustee has agreed to enter into this First Supplemental Indenture; and
WHEREAS, this First Supplemental Indenture has been duly authorized by a Board Resolution and
all other all necessary corporate action on the part of the Company.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Company and the Trustee agree as follows for the equal and ratable benefit
of the holders of the Notes:
AMENDMENTS AND ADDITIONAL TERMS
SECTION 1.1 Definitions.
Definitions in Section 1.01 of the Indenture for the terms set forth below shall be
amended as described herein.
|The present definition of Authorized Officer is hereby
deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
The term Authorized Officer means any of the following officers of the
Company: the Chief Executive Officer, the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the
President, the Chief Financial Officer, the Treasurer, the Secretary and any other
officer or officers of the Company designated in writing by or pursuant to the
authority of the Companys Board of Directors as an Authorized Officer.
|The present definition of Officers Certificate is hereby
deleted in its entirety and replaced with the following:
The term Officers Certificate means a certificate signed by any Authorized
Officer and delivered to the Trustee.
Any reference in the Indenture to Officers Certificate shall be replaced by
|The present definition of Person is hereby amended by
adding the words limited liability company, after corporation and before
SECTION 1.2 Execution of Notes. Section 2.04 of the Indenture hereby is
amended by deleting the first sentence of present Section 2.04 and inserting the following
in lieu thereof:
The Notes shall be signed on behalf of the Company by one of its Authorized Officers
under its corporate seal and attested by the Companys Secretary or one of its Assistant
SECTION 2.1 Indenture Remains in Full Force and Effect. Except as supplemented hereby, all
provisions in the Indenture shall remain in full force and effect.
SECTION 2.2 Indenture and Supplemental Indentures Construed Together. This First
Supplemental Indenture is an indenture supplemental to and in implementation of the Indenture, and
the Indenture and this First Supplemental Indenture shall henceforth be read and construed
SECTION 2.3 Confirmation and Preservation of Indenture. The Indenture as supplemented by
this First Supplemental Indenture is in all respects confirmed and preserved.
SECTION 2.4 Conflict with Trust Indenture Act. If any provision of this First Supplemental
Indenture limits, qualifies or conflicts with any provision of the Trust Indenture Act (TIA) that
is required under the TIA to be part of and govern any provision of this First Supplemental
Indenture, the provision of the TIA shall control. If any provision of this First Supplemental
Indenture modifies or excludes any provision of the TIA that may be so modified or excluded, the
provision of the TIA shall be deemed to apply to the Indenture as so modified or to be excluded by
this First Supplemental Indenture, as the case may be.
SECTION 2.5 Severability. In case any provision in this First Supplemental Indenture shall
be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining
provisions shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
SECTION 2.6 Terms Defined in the Indenture. All capitalized terms not otherwise defined
herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Indenture.
SECTION 2.7 Headings. The Article and Section headings of this First Supplemental Indenture
have been inserted for convenience of reference only, are not to be considered part of this First
Supplemental Indenture and shall in no way modify or restrict any of the terms or provisions
SECTION 2.8 Benefits of First Supplemental Indenture, etc. Nothing in this First
Supplemental Indenture or the Notes, express or implied, shall give to any Person, other than the
parties hereto and thereto and their successors hereunder and thereunder and the holders of the
Notes, any benefit of any legal or equitable right, remedy or claim under the Indenture, this First
Supplemental Indenture or the Notes.
SECTION 2.9 Certain Duties and Responsibilities of the Trustee.
(a) In entering into this First Supplemental Indenture, the Trustee shall be entitled to the
benefit of every provision of the Indenture relating to the conduct or
affecting the liability or affording protection to the Trustee, whether or not elsewhere
herein so provided.
(b) The recitals contained herein shall be taken as the statements of the Company, and the
Trustee assumes no responsibility for the correctness of the same. The Trustee makes no
representations as to the validity or sufficiency of this First Supplemental Indenture.
SECTION 2.10 Counterparts. The parties may sign any number of copies of this First
Supplemental Indenture. Each signed copy shall be an original, but all of them together represent
the same agreement.
SECTION 2.11 Governing Law. This First Supplemental Indenture shall be governed by, and
construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York but without giving effect to
applicable principles of conflicts of law to the extent that the application of the laws of another
jurisdiction would be required thereby.
SECTION 2.12 Effective Date. This First Supplemental Indenture shall be effective on the
date first set forth above.
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have caused this First Supplemental Indenture to be duly
executed effective as of the date set forth above.
|BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION
ANGELA C. JONES
|Angela C. Jones
|Senior Vice President
|THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON
TRUST COMPANY, N.A.
TINA D. GONZALEZ
|Tina D. Gonzalez