Bank of America Merrill Lynch, a leading provider of transaction services, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Latin Trade CFO Forums in 2013. The seven CFO Forums, which will take place in Bogota, Mexico City, Miami and Sao Paulo, are expressly created for senior financial executives of Fortune 500 and multinational companies from Latin America and the United States. “Bank of America Merrill Lynch is delighted to be the exclusive financial sponsor of this year’s CFO Forums hosted by Latin Trade,” said Juan Pablo Cuevas, head of Global Transaction Services (GTS) for Latin America and the Caribbean. “The forums are excellent venues for CFOs to share best practices and debate common issues facing their respective institutions. The events support critical dialogue that helps advance growth and develop strong financial practices in Latin America.” BofA Merrill has over 75 continuous years of institutional knowledge and experience in Latin America. The region is of strategic importance to BofA Merrill’s GTS business, which provides indigenous companies, multinational corporations, bank and non-bank financial institutions, and government agencies a comprehensive set of transaction services, including liquidity management, payments and receipts, trade and supply chain finance, foreign exchange, commercial card, and custody and agency services. The seven CFO Forums are by invitation only and will take place from March through December. Each forum will include a keynote presentation by one of the company’s economists or by a client. At last week’s CFO Forum in Miami, the first for the year, Gustavo Reis, senior international economist, presented an economic outlook for 2013. David Beker, chief Brazil economist and fixed income strategist, will similarly address the economic outlook for 2013 at the next Forum that will take place in Sao Paulo. The Latin Trade Group develops and publishes award-winning content in Spanish and English for distribution throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States through print and online media sources, while providing access and information through events marketing. Latin Trade magazine is a leading provider of global business information covering regional business trends, corporate and government leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean. For more information, visit www.latintrade.com. Bank of AmericaBank of America is one of the world’s largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations and governments with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. We serve approximately 53 million consumer and small business relationships with approximately 5,500 retail banking offices and approximately 16,300 ATMs and award-winning online banking with 30 million active users. Bank of America is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations in more than 40 countries. Bank of America Corporation stock (NYSE: BAC) is a component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.