CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We consent to the incorporation by reference in this Post-Effective Amendment No. 2 to Registration Statement No. 333-158302 on Form S-3 of our reports dated March 25, 2009, relating to the 2008 Financial Statements of Merrill Lynch Preferred Capital Trust III and Merrill Lynch Preferred Funding III, L.P. (which reports express unqualified opinions 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 III and Merrill Lynch Preferred Funding III, L.P. for the year ended December 31, 2010 and to the reference to us under the heading Experts in the Prospectus, which is part of such Registration Statement.
/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
New York, New York
February 10, 2012