Bank of America Corporation (the "Corporation") filed a Current Report on Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on September 23, 2016, announcing that, effective as of the third quarter of 2016, the Corporation is changing its accounting method under FASB Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 310-20, Nonrefundable fees and other costs (formerly known as "SFAS 91"), related to certain debt securities carried at fair value and held-to-maturity. Under this accounting method, the Corporation will amortize premiums and accrete discounts over the lives of the debt securities and then adjust the unamortized premiums and unaccreted discounts based upon actual principal prepayments. In addition to aligning the accounting method more closely to its peers, the Corporation believes the change in accounting method willreduce volatility of its reported net interest income.
The Corporation will furnish a Current Report on Form 8-K, prior to its expected October 17, 2016 third quarter earnings announcement, to provide supplemental financial information reflecting the change in accounting method for periods ended prior to July 1, 2016.
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Bank of America
Michael Pressman, Assistant General Counsel
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