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Bank of America Corp. | 7% Trust Originated Preferred Securities (MER.PRD)

Prospectus exerpt:  The 7% Trust Originated Preferred Securities-SM- (the "TOPrS-SM-" or "Trust Preferred Securities") offered hereby represent preferred undivided beneficial ownership interests in the assets of Merrill Lynch Preferred Capital Trust III, a statutory business trust formed under the laws of the State of Delaware (the "Trust"). Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company" or "Merrill Lynch"), will own all the common securities (the "Trust Common Securities" and, together with the Trust Preferred Securities, the "Trust Securities") representing undivided beneficial ownership interests in the assets of the Trust. The Trust exists for the sole purpose of issuing the Trust Securities and investing the proceeds as described below and engaging in activities incident thereto. The proceeds from the sale of the Trust Securities will be used by the Trust to purchase Partnership Preferred Securities ("Partnership Preferred Securities"), representing the limited partner interests of Merrill Lynch Preferred Funding III, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership (the "Partnership"). The general partner interest, which constitutes all of the interest in the Partnership other than the limited partner interests represented by the Partnership Preferred Securities, is owned by the Company, which is the sole general partner of the Partnership (in such capacity, the "General Partner"). Substantially all of the proceeds from the sale of the Partnership Preferred Securities, together with the capital contribution from the General Partner, will be used by the Partnership to purchase Debentures (as defined herein), which consist of debt instruments of the Company and one or more of its eligible controlled affiliates. In addition, approximately one percent of the proceeds from the sale of the Partnership Preferred Securities and the capital contribution from the General Partner will be used to purchase Eligible Debt Securities (as defined herein). See "Description of the Partnership Preferred Securities -- Partnership Investments".

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Redeemable?:Yes
Call Date:3/30/2008 (Now Trading Post Call Date)
Perpetual?:Yes
Cumulative?:Yes
Shares Offered:30,000,000
Liquidation Preference:$25
Recent Market Price:$25.81
Premium to Liquidation Preference:
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$0.81 (3.24%)
Annualized Dividend:1.75
Recent Ex-Date:3/26/2014
Current Yield:6.79%
Original Coupon:7.000%
Pay Period:Quarterly
Pay Dates:30-Mar, 30-Jun, 30-Sep, 30-Dec
Bank of America is a bank and financial holding company. Through its banking and various nonbanking subsidiaries throughout the U.S. and in international markets, Co. is engaged as a financial institution that serves individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations and governments with a range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. Co. operates its banking activities primarily under two charters: Bank of America, National Association, and FIA Card Services, National Association. As of Dec 31 2013, Co. had total assets of $2.10 trillion and total deposits of $1.12 trillion.

Preferreds: BML.PRQ, BML.PRI, BML.PRN, BML.PRG, BML.PRH, CFC.PRA, BAC.PRJ, MER.PRD, MER.PRE, MER.PRF, MER.PRK, MER.PRM, MER.PRP, CFC.PRB, BAC.PRC, BAC.PRD, BAC.PRE, BAC.PRH, BAC.PRI, BAC.PRL, BAC.PRU, BAC.PRV, BAC.PRW, BAC.PRX, BAC.PRY, BAC.PRZ, BML.PRJ, BML.PRL, BML.PRO


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Name:  Bank of America Corp.
Website:  www.bankofamerica.com
Sector:  Banking & Savings
Number of ETFs Holding BAC:  94 (see which ones)
Total Market Value Held by ETFs:  $5,622,161,007
Total Market Capitalization:  $170,357,000,000
% of Market Cap. Held by ETFs:  3.30%

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