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  • LARGE BANK

    Comptroller of the Currency Administrator of National Banks

    Public Disclosure

    Evaluation Period:

    January 1, 2007 – March 31, 2009

    Community Reinvestment Act Performance Evaluation

    Bank of America, N.A. Charter Number: 13044 101 South Tryon Street

    Charlotte, NC 28255

    Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Large Bank Supervision

    250 E Street, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20219

    NOTE: This document is an evaluation of this institution's record of meeting the credit

    needs of its entire community, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods, consistent with safe and sound operation of the institution. This evaluation is not, and should not be construed as, an assessment of the financial condition of this institution. The rating assigned to this institution does not represent an analysis, conclusion, or opinion of the federal financial supervisory agency concerning the safety and soundness of this financial institution.

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    Table of Contents Definitions and Common Abbreviations 2 General Information and Overall

    CRA Rating 11

    Description of Institution 6 Summary of Multistate Metropolitan Area and State Ratings

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    Description of Evaluation Process 7 Executive Summary 14 Primary Rating Areas Boston-Cambridge-Quincy 19 Florida 50 Charlotte-Gastonia- Concord 25 Illinois 62 New York-White Plains-Wayne 30 Texas 67 California 40 Other Rating Areas Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton 76 Maine 123 Augusta-Richmond County 78 Maryland 126 Kansas City 80 Massachusetts 129 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol 82 Michigan 132 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington 84 Minnesota 135 Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton 87 Missouri 137 Providence-New Bedford-Fall River 89 Nevada 140 South Bend-Mishawaka 91 New Hampshire 143 St. Louis 93 New Jersey 146 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria 95 New Mexico 149 Arizona 98 New York 152 Arkansas 101 North Carolina 155 Connecticut 104 Oklahoma 159 Delaware 107 Oregon 162 Georgia 109 Pennsylvania 165 Idaho 112 South Carolina 168 Indiana 115 Tennessee 172 Iowa 117 Virginia 175 Kansas 120 Washington 178 Appendix Appendix A: Scope of Evaluation A-2 Appendix B: Bank Profiles Primary

    Rating Areas B-1

    Appendix C: Tables of Performance Data C-1

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    Definitions and Common Abbreviations The following terms and abbreviations are used throughout this Performance Evaluation. The definitions are intended to provide the reader with a general understanding of the terms, not a strict legal definition. Affiliate - Any company that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another company. A company is under common control with another company if both companies are directly or indirectly controlled by the same company. A bank subsidiary is controlled by the bank and is, therefore, an affiliate. Assessment Area (AA) - A geographic area that consists generally of one or more MSAs (using the MSA boundaries that were in effect as of January 1 of the calendar year in which the delineation is made) or one or more contiguous political subdivisions, such as counties, cities, or towns, in which the bank has its main office, branches, and deposit-taking ATMs. Automated Teller Machine (ATM) - An unattended electronic machine in a public place, connected to a bank’s data system and related equipment and activated by a bank customer to obtain cash withdrawals and other banking services. Banking Presence - Bank deposits held within an assessment area relative to total deposits held within a rating area. Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) - Specialized financial institutions that work in market niches that have not been adequately served by traditional financial institutions. CDFIs provide a wide range of financial products and services, including mortgage financing for first-time home buyers, financing for needed community facilities, commercial loans and investments to start or expand small businesses, loans to rehabilitate rental housing, and financial services needed by low-income households and local businesses. In addition, these institutions provide services that help ensure that credit is used effectively, such as technical assistance to small businesses and credit counseling to consumers. CDFIs include community development banks, credit unions, loan funds, venture capital funds, and micro-enterprise loan funds, among others. Census Tract (CT) - Small, locally defined statistical areas within metropolitan areas. These areas are determined by the United States Census Bureau in an attempt to group homogenous populations. Census tracts usually have between 2,500 and 8,000 persons, and their physical size varies widely depending upon population density. Community Development (CD) - Affordable housing (including multifamily rental housing) for low- or moderate-income individuals; community services targeted to low- or moderate-income individuals; activities that promote economic development by financing businesses or farms that meet the size eligibility standards of the Small Business Administration’s Development Company or Small Business Investment Company programs (13 CFR 121.301) or have gross annual revenues of $1 million or less; or, activities that revitalize or stabilize low- or moderate- income geographies.

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    Effective September 1, 2005, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have adopted the following additional language as part of the revitalize or stabilize definition of community development. Activities that revitalize or stabilize- • Low-or moderate-income geographies; • Designated disaster areas; or • Distressed or underserved non-metropolitan middle-income geographies designated by the

    Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, based on- • Rates of poverty, unemployment, and population loss; or • Population size, density, and dispersion. Activities that revitalize and stabilize

    geographies designated based on population size, density, and dispersion if they help to meet essential community needs, including needs of low- and moderate-income individuals.

    Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) - The statute that requires the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to evaluate a bank’s record of meeting the credit needs of its local community, consistent with safe and sound operation of the bank, and to take this record into account when evaluating certain corporate applications filed by the bank. Family - Includes a householder and one or more other persons living in the same household who are related to the householder by birth, marriage, or adoption. The number of family households always equals the number of families; however, a family household may also include non-relatives living with the family. Families are classified by type as either a married- couple family or other family, which is further classified into ‘male householder’ (a family with a male householder’ and no wife present) or ‘female householder’ (a family with a female householder and no husband present). Full-Scope Review - Performance under the Lending, Investment, and Service Tests is analyzed considering fully developed performance context, quantitative factors (e.g., geographic distribution, borrower distribution, total number and dollar amount of investments, branch distribution) and qualitative factors (e.g., innovation, complexity). Franchise MSAs or State - Includes all markets in which Bank of America, N.A. has a banking presence. Geography - A census tract delineated by the United States Bureau of the Census in the most recent decennial census. Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) - The statute that requires certain mortgage lenders that do business or have banking offices in a metropolitan statistical area to file annual summary reports of their mortgage lending activity. The reports include such data as the race, gender, and the income of applications, the amount of loan requested, and the disposition of the application (e.g., approved, denied, and withdrawn). Beginning in 2004, the reports also include data on loan pricing, the lien status of the collateral, any requests for pre-approval and loans for manufactured housing.

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    Home Mortgage Loans - Such loans include home purchase, home improvement, and home refinance, as defined in the HMDA regulation. These include loans for multifamily (five or more families) dwellings, manufactured housing and one-to-four family dwellings other than manufactured housing. Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) - A program through which investors receive a credit against Federal tax owed in return for providing funds to developers to help build or renovate housing for low income households. Limited-Scope Review - Performance under the Lendi

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