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May 6, 2013
15:35 EDTBAC, MBIBofA confirms settlement with MBIA, lowers Q1 EPS by 10c
Bank of America Corporation (BAC) confirmed a comprehensive settlement with MBIA Inc. (MBIA) to resolve all outstanding representations and warranties claims and all other claims between the parties. The agreement requires certain approvals of the New York State Department of Financial Services, which are expected to be received shortly, at which point the parties will execute the agreements and promptly close all contemplated transactions described below. As part of the settlement, Bank of America will pay MBIA approximately $1.6B in cash and remit to MBIA all of the outstanding MBIA 5.70% Senior Notes due 2034 that Bank of America acquired through a tender offer in December 2012. In addition, Bank of America will terminate all of its outstanding credit default swap protection agreements purchased from MBIA on commercial mortgage-backed securities, as well as terminate certain other trades in order to close out positions between the companies. MBIA will issue to Bank of America warrants to purchase 9.94M shares of MBIA common stock, or approximately 4.9% of its currently outstanding shares, at an exercise price of $9.59 per share. The warrants may be exercised at any time prior to May 2018. Also, Bank of America will provide a senior secured $500M credit facility to MBIA Insurance Corp. Bank of America will record $1.6B in additional pretax charges in the first quarter of 2013, of which $1.3B is related to the settlement and the remainder is related to other monolines. The after-tax effect of the additional charges will reduce the company's Q1 net income to $1.5B, or 10c per diluted common share, from the $2.6B, or 20c per diluted common share reported on April 17. As the settlement occurred prior to filing the company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, generally accepted accounting principles require Bank of America to apply the additional charges to the financial results for the quarter ended March 31, the bank explained. The effect of these actions is expected to increase the company's estimated Tier 1 common capital ratio under Basel 3 as of March 31 by 10 basis points to 9.52%, reflecting the reduction in risk-weighted assets associated with the terminated CDS contracts, partially offset by the additional litigation expense. In addition, the company's tangible book value per common share at March 31 is $13.36 per share, 10c per share less than reported on April 17.
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August 22, 2014
07:42 EDTBACBank of America DOJ settlment removes a major overhang, says Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley lowered Bank of America's Q3 EPS estimate to (4c) from 34c based on the DOJ settlement and said it removes a major overhang. The firm views shares as cheap and expects the stock to rally as expenses continue to declines. Shares are Overweight rated with a $22 price target.
August 21, 2014
15:37 EDTBACBank of America reiterated as an Overweight at Morgan Stanley
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15:25 EDTBACBank of America rallies following DOJ/State AGs settlement news
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10:34 EDTBACOptions Update; August 21, 2014
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09:37 EDTBACActive equity options trading on open
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09:20 EDTBACBank of America volatility expected to move on $16.65B settlement with DOJ
Bank of America volatility is expected to move on paying a $16.65B settlement with DOJ. Overall option implied volatility of 21 is below its 26-week average of 23 according to Track Data, suggesting decreasing price movement.
09:11 EDTBACSEC says Bank of America settles two cases
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09:09 EDTBACBofA settlement to reduce Q3 pre-tax earnings by approx. 43c per share after tax
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09:09 EDTBACBofA to pay $9.65B in cash, $7B worth of consumer relief in settlement
Borrower relief will be in the form of mortgage modifications, including first-lien principal and forbearance forgiveness and second-lien extinguishments, low- to moderate-income mortgage originations, and community reinvestment and neighborhood stabilization efforts, with initiatives focused on communities experiencing, or at risk of, urban blight. This includes lien releases, uninhabitable and abandoned property demolition, and remediation and property donations. Also, Bank of America will support the expansion of available affordable rental housing. Bank of America has committed to complete delivery of the relief by no later than August 31, 2018. The consumer relief will be subject to oversight by an independent monitor.
09:07 EDTBACBofA to pay $16.65B in settlement with DOJ, state AGs
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09:03 EDTBACBank of America to pay $16.65B in settlement with DOJ, Bloomberg reports
08:41 EDTBACBank of America, DOJ settlement to be announced today, CNBC reports
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06:43 EDTBACRegulators up bank warning efforts for poor risk assessment, Reuters says
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August 20, 2014
18:29 EDTBACBofA, JPMorgan weigh plans to raise salaries for junior bankers, Bloomberg says
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17:12 EDTBACOn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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14:35 EDTBACBofA reaches $17B settlement over mortgage backed securities sales, AP says
Bank of America along with federal and state authorities agreed upon a $17B settlement for the bank in connection with the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis, says AP. Reference Link
14:20 EDTBACBofA reaches $17B settlement over mortgage backed securities sales, AP says
08:38 EDTBACRevolution Lighting enters loan, security agreement with BofA
Revolution Lighting (RVLT) announced that it has entered into a three year loan and security agreement with Bank of America (BAC). The agreement allows Revolution Lighting to borrow up to $25M on a revolving basis. Borrowings under the agreement are determined on specified percentages of eligible receivables and inventory, and bear interest either on the base rate plus specified margins or at LIBOR plus specified margins, at the election of Revolution Lighting. The loan provides Revolution Lighting with favorable interest rates with an initial interest rate of 3%. The agreement contains customary covenants and restrictions typical of these agreements.
August 19, 2014
06:20 EDTBACBofA COO transfers, senior manager assumes role, Bloomberg says
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August 18, 2014
06:47 EDTBACU.S. banks consider Ireland fitting spot for EU divisions, FT says
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