Bank of America in $8.3 Billion Sale of Shares of China Construction Bank

September 2, 2011

Cleary Gottlieb represented Bank of America in its sale of approximately 13.1 billion H shares of China Construction Bank for an aggregate sale price of approximately $8.3 billion. The transaction was signed on August 29, 2011 and closed on September 2, 2011.

Cleary Gottlieb previously represented Bank of America in its 2005 acquisition of an approximately 8.5% interest in CCB, which was the single largest foreign investment ever in a Chinese company, in its 2008 exercise of an option to acquire an additional approximately 10.9% interest in CCB and its subsequent sales of CCB’s shares and share rights in 2009 and 2010, respectively.