Bank of America Adopts the Equator Principles

Charlotte, North Carolina - 15 April 2004

Bank of America announced today that it has adopted the Equator Principles. This brings the number of banks which have adopted the principles to 21, including four from North America. Chan Martin, Bank of America Enterprise Market Risk Executive, stated, "The actions we take today can have an impact far beyond the financial transactions that define our business. We believe our adoption of the Equator Principles supports an industry standard that recognizes environmental responsibility".

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. The company serves clients in 150 countries.

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