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2011 Awards and Recognition

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2011 Recognition:

  • In October, Bank of America Merrill Lynch was awarded five Treasury Management International 2011 Awards for Excellence and Innovation: Best Bank Cash Management - North America (fourth consecutive year); Best Bank Financial Supply Chain - North America (fourth consecutive year); Best Bank Risk Management - North America (third time in four years); Best Bank Cash Management - South America; and Global Bank of the Year - Capital Markets and Investment Banking.

  • In September, Emerging Markets magazine ranked BofA Merrill Lynch No. 1 for Global Emerging Markets Research and Latin America Research.

  • BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research ranked No. 1 in the 2011 Institutional Investor All-Asia Research Team survey, All-Japan Research Team Survey and All-China Survey. This marks the first time that a single institution has simultaneously ranked No. 1 in all three surveys.

  • BofA Merrill Lynch ranked No. 2 in the inaugural 2011 Institutional Investor All-Emerging Markets Equity and Fixed Income Research Team Survey and the 2011 Institutional Investor All-Latin America Survey. It also ranked No. 2 for Pan-European equity sector coverage.

  • BofA Merrill Lynch ranked No. 3 in the 2011 Institutional Investor All-America Fixed Income Research Survey, the 2011 Institutional Investor All-Europe Research Team Survey, and the All-Brazil Survey.

  • BofA Merrill Lynch ranked No. 4 in the 2011 Institutional Investor All-India Research Team Survey.

  • BofA Merrill Lynch was named Best Brokerage for stock picking and estimate accuracy in Forbes/Zacks for the second consecutive year.

  • In the 2011 Financial Times/Starmine Survey, BofA Merrill Lynch ranked No. 2 for Developed Europe Broker and No. 1 for Developed Europe for earnings forecasts for the second consecutive year.

  • In the Thomson Reuters survey, BofA Merrill Lynch ranked No. 1 for Leading Brokerage firm for SRI Research.

  • Peter Lee Associates named BofA Merrill Lynch No. 1 for Australia Research by Asian Equity Investors in their 2011 survey.

  • On May 6, United Way Worldwide honored Bank of America with two Summit Awards, recognizing the company and its employees’ exceptional commitment to improving the financial stability of working individuals, families and communities and dedicated volunteerism. The Summit Award is United Way’s highest national honor for a corporation. In 2010, bank employees donated more than $25 million to basic human services supported by United Way. More than half of the bank’s 1 million-plus volunteer hours addressed critical issues of community development, health and human services and financial education.

  • Bank of America ranked No. 11 on DiversityInc magazine's “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” annual list. The bank has been recognized on the DiversityInc list for the last 11 years.

  • In April 2011, MBNA Canada Bank received the Employer Excellence Award from Hire Immigrants Ottawa.

  • In April 2011, Bank of America Merrill Lynch ranked among The Times “Top 50 Employers for Women” in partnership with Opportunity Now.

  • On April 7, Bank of America Europe Card Services was selected as the “Best Example of Service Excellence” at the Visa Europe Member Awards, a testament to the exceptional customer service provided by its 1,000-plus customer-facing staff. Europe Card Services also won four awards at the Card and Payments Awards earlier this year, one of which was also for customer service excellence.

  • Bank of America has been selected as a Laureate in the 2011 Computerworld Honors Program. Our submission regarding web accessibility to European Online Banking customers was selected out of 1,000-plus submissions.

  • Bank of America made the list of Hispanic Business magazine's “Top 60 Diversity Elite” for the sixth year in a row in April 2011.

  • Bank of America ranked No. 2 on Equal Opportunity magazine's annual “Top 50 Employers” list. The publication's readership selected top companies in the U.S. for which they would most prefer to work or believe are progressive in hiring minorities and diverse individuals. This is the 18th year the publication has produced the list.

  • Bank of America was named a top 10 company on the 2011 Working Mother magazine 100 Best Companies list. This is the 22nd year the bank has been on the list. The bank was ranked “Best in Class” in child care programs and reimbursement; paid parental time off and leaves of absence; and flexible work arrangements. In February 2011, Working Mother ranked the company among the top 10 companies for women’s advancement.