CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 to Registration Statement No. 333-158302 on Form S-3 of our reports dated March 25, 2009, relating to the financial statements of Merrill Lynch Preferred Capital Trust V and Merrill Lynch Preferred Funding V, L.P. (which reports express unqualified opinions on those financial statements, and include an explanatory paragraph regarding Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. becoming a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation on January 1, 2009) appearing in the Annual Report on Form 10-K of Merrill Lynch Preferred Capital Trust V and Merrill Lynch Preferred Funding V, L.P. for the year ended December 26, 2008, and to the reference to us under the heading Experts in the Prospectus, which is part of this Registration Statement.
/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
New York, New York
April 8, 2009