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Los Angeles, CA ??" Tuesday, June 5, 2007 ??" Kenneth Lewis, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Bank of America, will speak with Town Hall Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 12, 2007. In Lewis address ???Beyond the Bottom Line: Business on the Cutting Edge he will discuss the importance of California to the company, and new opportunities for businesses in the areas of education, affordable housing, community economic development, philanthropy and the environment.


This marks Lewis second appearance at Town Hall. In 2001, he delivered the address ???The Opportunity of a Lifetime ??" Shaping the Financial Services Industry in a New Century.???


Bank of America has committed $20 billion over 10 years to support growth in environmentally friendly activities and reduce global warming. Kenneth Lewis, on his company???s commitment to the environment says, ???We have a tremendous opportunity to support our customer's efforts to build an environmentally sustainable economy -- through innovative home and office construction, new manufacturing technology, changes in transportation, and new ways to supply our energy.???


Lewis joined North Carolina National Bank (NCNB) predecessor to NationsBank and Bank of America, in 1969 as a Credit Analyst. After rising through the management ranks, he was named Chairman, CEO and President of Bank of America in 2001.


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