CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
We hereby consent to the incorporation by reference in this Registration Statement on Form S-3 of our reports dated March 28, 2011 relating to the financial statements of Merrill Lynch Preferred Capital Trust V and Merrill Lynch Preferred Funding V, L.P., which appear in Merrill Lynch Preferred Capital Trust V and Merrill Lynch Preferred Funding V, L.P.s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010. We also consent to the reference to us under the heading Experts in such Registration Statement.
/s/ PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS LLP
New York, New York
February 24, 2012