November 26, 2008
Approval of proposal by Bank of America to acquire Merrill Lynch
For immediate release
The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced its approval of the notice of Bank of America Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina, to acquire Merrill Lynch & Company, Inc., New York, New York, and thereby indirectly acquire Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., FSB, New York, New York; Merrill Lynch Bank USA, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Merrill Lynch Yatirim Bank A.S., Istanbul, Turkey.
Attached is the Board's Order relating to this action.