Story updated with WCNC News Channel 36's retraction and additional Bank of America comment.CHARLOTTE, N.C. ( TheStreet) -- A local news station retracted its earlier report that Bank of America ( BAC) was planning 600 additional branch closings, according to an updated article published today. In a second report, WCNC News Channel 36 apologized for the error and said there were "no new branches shutting down just the original 600 reported back in March." Earlier this year Bank of American announced that it would shutter 10 percent, or 600 branches nationwide as part of a consolidation. The erroneous report followed a significant trimming of senior executive ranks as part of his "Project New BAC" program to streamline operations and drastically cut expenses, Bank of America ( BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan has plans to split the company's banking operations into consumer and commercial units, which will include up to 600 branch closings, according to Charlotte, N.C.-based WCNC News Channel 36. Bank of America has 5,900 existing "banking centers," according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.
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