Bank of America Merrill Lynch Named Institutional Investor Magazine’s “Top Global Research Firm of 2015”

Firm Tops List for Fifth Straight Year

NEW YORK--()--For the fifth year running and since the recognition’s inception, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was named Institutional Investor magazine’s “Top Global Research Firm of 2015.” This was achieved by BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research winning 242 total team positions – more than any other firm – in the 12 Institutional Investor research team surveys published this year.

“These survey results are a clear demonstration of how much our clients value the research we provide,” said Candace Browning, head of BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. “They also help us attract and retain top talent. It’s the caliber and dedication of our analysts around the world that allow us to create a differentiated product.”

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BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research
The BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research franchise covers over 3,350 stocks and 1,250 credits globally and ranks in the top tier in many external surveys. Most recently, the group was named Top Global Research Firm of 2015 by Institutional Investor magazine; No. 1 in the 2015 Institutional Investor All-America survey; No. 1 in the 2015 Institutional Investor Latin America survey; No. 1 in the Institutional Investor 2015 Emerging EMEA Survey; No. 1 in the 2015 All-Europe Fixed Income survey; No. 2 in the 2015 Institutional Investor All-Asia survey; and No. 2 in the 2015 All-America Fixed Income survey for the fourth consecutive year.

Bank of America
Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 47 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 4,700 retail financial centers, approximately 16,100 ATMs, and award-winning online banking with 32 million active users and more than 18 million mobile users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and more than 35 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and global markets businesses of Bank of America Corporation. Lending, derivatives, and other commercial banking activities are performed globally by banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation, including Bank of America, N.A., member FDIC. Securities, strategic advisory, and other investment banking activities are performed globally by investment banking affiliates of Bank of America Corporation (“Investment Banking Affiliates”), including, in the United States, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, which is a registered broker-dealer and a member of FINRA and SIPC, and, in other jurisdictions, locally registered entities. Investment products offered by Investment Banking Affiliates: Are Not FDIC Insured * May Lose Value * Are Not Bank Guaranteed.

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Contacts

Reporters May Contact:
Selena Morris, Bank of America, 1.646.855.3186
selena.morris@bankofamerica.com
Melissa Anchan, Bank of America, 1.646.855.3152
melissa.anchan@bankofamerica.com

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Contacts

Reporters May Contact:
Selena Morris, Bank of America, 1.646.855.3186
selena.morris@bankofamerica.com
Melissa Anchan, Bank of America, 1.646.855.3152
melissa.anchan@bankofamerica.com