Bank of America Announces Seven Completed Equity Investments in Minority Depository Institutions and Community Development Financial Institution Banks
On June 2, Bank of America made a
Bank of America has acquired approximately 4.9% of common equity in each organization as part of its broader
“We are pleased to provide equity capital to these institutions so they can continue to serve their communities well. We expect to complete more of these investments over time,” said Brian Moynihan, CEO of Bank of America.
Today’s announced investments, plus those completed in
- CSB&T Bancorp, Inc. (parent company of Citizens Savings Bank and Trust).
- First Independence Corporation.
- Liberty Financial Services, Inc.
- M&F Bancorp, Inc.
- SCCB Financial Corp. (parent company of Optus Bank).
- Southern Bancorp, Inc.
- Unity National Bank of Houston, N.A.
In addition to these investments, Bank of America operates a $1.6 billion CDFI portfolio with 255 partner CDFIs across all 50 states, providing access to capital to thousands of individuals and small businesses who do not qualify through traditional lenders.
Recent Bank of America announcements focused on racial equality, diversity and inclusion and economic opportunity include:
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