Bank of America in Sale of Bank of America (Asia) Limited

January 5, 2007

Cleary Gottlieb represented Bank of America Corporation in its sale of Bank of America (Asia) Limited, through which Bank of America conducts its retail and commercial operations in Hong Kong and Macau, to China Construction Bank Corporation. Bank of America’s Hong Kong and Macau retail franchise includes 17 offices, with approximately $6.3 billion in assets and $3.7 billion in deposits.

Cleary Gottlieb previously represented Bank of America in its 2005 acquisition of an approximately 9.5% interest in China Construction Bank, which was the single largest foreign investment ever in a Chinese company and the first strategic investment in one of China’s “big four” state-owned banks.