July 20, 2006 at 09:00 AM EDT
Bank of America Names Michael Earl Oklahoma State President and Tulsa Market President

TULSA, Okla., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Earl has been named Oklahoma state president and Tulsa market president for Bank of America. The announcement was made today by Graham Denton, Market President Executive.

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As president, Earl will be the senior executive for Bank of America across the state of Oklahoma and in the Tulsa market. He will provide business, civic and philanthropic leadership for Bank of America throughout Oklahoma. He will work to strengthen communication and integration among the company's local business lines and strive to continuously improve customer experience, grow revenue in the region and represent Bank of America in the community.

"With 26 years of Oklahoma banking experience, Mike has a proven track record as an exceptional leader for our company," said Denton. "He will be an effective Bank of America champion for business growth, community investment and neighborhood vitality across Oklahoma."

Earl succeeds Tom Shirley, who will be relocating with Bank of America to Dallas, Texas to serve as the North Texas Commercial Bank Market Executive.

"We thank Tom for his outstanding leadership and for his service and dedication to our customers and associates in Oklahoma," said Denton.

Earl will continue to serve as a Managing Director and senior corporate banker within Global Corporate and Investment Banking (GCIB). He is responsible for delivering the bank's global financial capabilities to corporate clients in the Natural Resources Group across several Midwestern states. GCIB provides strategic advice and corporate and investment banking solutions to corporations, financial institutions, government entities and institutional investors worldwide. Previously, Earl held several senior leadership positions within Commercial Banking.

In Tulsa, Earl is active in the Indian Nations Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He also serves on Board of Trustees for the Oklahoma Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, the Board of Directors of The Thomas Gilcrease Museum and the Board of Governors of the Summit Club.

Earl graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1980 where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management. In 1990, he completed the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Bank of America

Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving more than 54 million consumer and small business relationships with more than 5,700 retail banking offices, more than 16,700 ATMs and award-winning online banking with more than 19 million active users. Bank of America is the No. 1 overall Small Business Administration (SBA) lender in the United States and the No. 1 SBA lender to minority-owned small businesses. The company serves clients in 175 countries and has relationships with 98 percent of the U.S. Fortune 500 companies and 79 percent of the Global Fortune 500. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE:BAC) is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Source: Bank of America

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