In addition to the net tax benefit of the above items, results are also expected to be positively impacted by a benefit of $1.3 billion, primarily related to an income tax benefit from the recognition of foreign tax credits made available from the restructuring of certain non-U.S. subsidiaries. The aforementioned tax effects have no net impact on regulatory capital during the fourth quarter of 2012.
Taking into account the effects of all the items above, Bank of America expects earnings per share to be modestly positive for the fourth quarter of 2012. Bank of America is scheduled to report fourth-quarter 2012 financial results on January 17, 2013.
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