A streamlined way to invest

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1. All in one place

[The sound of a Ping-Pong ball going back and forth each time our hero moves his head.]

Man: Seriously? There’s gotta be an easier way to do this.

ANNOUNCER: Keeping track of your banking and retirement accounts can feel like a lot of back and forth.

Now what?

[“Now what?” type enters frame.]

One-login icon pops-up on the screen

When you realize you need to see your big financial picture.

View your Bank of America® banking and Merrill Edge® investing accounts with one login.

Learn More about Investing and Banking about Investing & Banking

[Man is logged in to view his balances for both accounts.]

ANNOUNCER: Your retirement planning could benefit when you see your Bank of America banking and Merrill Edge retirement accounts on the same page. Because with a single login, it’s simpler to stay in control of your finances. Which makes investing a lot less of a pain in the neck.

2. Outdated guidance

[Cut to boys playing basketball outside the house. Zoom to neighbor’s driveway, and older man walks toward car.]

Older Man: [into his phone]: Yeah, it’s just— Sure, that’s fine.

[Cut to Older Man entering car.]

Older Man: [still into phone] Roth IRA? Who’s Roth?!

Woman in car: Oh boy, he really just said that.

ANNOUNCER: Uncle Fred’s investment guidance isn’t what it used to be.

Now what?

[“Now what?” type enters frame.]

Guidance icon pops-up on the screen

Information on the Guidance drawer: When you realize you don’t need more help, just the right help Turn to a Financial Solutions Advisor by phone or in person at select Financial Centers for support rolling over your retirement accounts.

Access the map of your area to find a location to schedule an appointment. map

[Woman in car is using the IRA Selector Tool]

ANNOUNCER: You can count on our helpful tools, actionable insights and one-on-one guidance to help you make more informed decisions for your own retirement. Which always has a nice ring to it.

3. Living longer in retirement

[Outside the window, , woman with gift walks by holding a gift. Ambient noise from a party. The crowd cheers and begins to sing.]

FAMILY AND FRIEND: For she’s a jolly good fellow, for she’s a jolly good fellow… For she’s a jolly good fellow, which nobody can deny.

[Cheers and applause.]

Woman with gift: Grandma looks great for a hundred. Wait, a hundred…?

ANNOUNCER: You suddenly realize longevity runs in the family.

[We see GRANDMA blowing out the candles.]

ANNOUNCER: Now what?

[“Now what?” type enters frame.]

Nest egg icon pops-up on the screen

Information on the nest egg drawer: When you realize you want to make the most of your retirement

As you invest for the retirement you envision, Merrill Edge® can help you make more informed decisions with easy-to-use tools and timely insights.

Learn more about the Personal Retirement Calculator about the Personal Retirement Calculator.

[Woman with gift is using the Personal Retirement Calculator.]

ANNOUNCER: You could be retired for a lot longer than you think. Luckily, Merrill Edge simplifies investing with helpful guidance and a single login to view your Bank of America banking and Merrill Edge retirement accounts on the same page. It’s streamlined investing for a better tomorrow. That’s having your cake and eating it, too.

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(Images with links to the 6 videos are visible on the screen. Also the Merrill Edge@ Logo with the slogan “It’s investing, streamlined” can be seen on the frame.)

4. Getting a great price

[Traffic sounds and the clicking of our hero’s shoes as she walks. We hear her car beep as she presses the button on her keychain.She is in a public parking lot and a board says “$9.00 all day parking”. She walks past another public parking lot with a board that says “Public parking $11.00 daily”]

Woman in Business Attire: Eleven dollars? Hmph.

[She pass near by another public parking lot with a board that say “Flat rate $6.95 all day parking”]

Woman in Business Attire: No way.

[We hear an alert from Woman in Business Attire’s phone and cut to a market alert on the screen “Market opens at new high”.]

ANNOUNCER: You always want to know you’re getting a great price.

Now what?

[“Now what?” type enters frame.]

Pricing icon pops-up on the screen:

Information on the Pricing drawer: When you realize you want to compare investments, not prices

Count on Simple, flat-rate pricing from Merrill Edge®.

Learn More about Merrill Edge pricing more about Merrill Edge pricing.

[Woman in Business Attire is using the mobile app to make a trade.]

ANNOUNCER: Count on simple pricing of just $6.95 per online equity and ETF trade—a flat rate that’s lower standard pricing than some of our competitors.

5. Access to what you want

[Man in Suit walks through the scene, opening the building door.]

Man in Suit: I am hun-gry.

[He looks at the vending machine and every row is filled with unsalted pretzels.]

Man in Suit: Aw, you’re kidding me. Pretzels? Unsalted? Who eats these?

[Look to a TV screen with the Market news]

Man in Suit: At least the stock market's up.

ANNOUNCER: You realize when your choices are limited, you're not going to get what you want.

Now what?

[“Now what?” type enters frame.]

[Cut to Man in Suit eating an ice cream in the elevator banks.]

Full range of investments icon pops-up on the screen

Information on the full range of investments drawer: When you realize investing plans aren't one-size-fits-all

Merrill Edge® offers thousands of stocks, bonds, ETFs and mutual funds and powerful screening tools so you can find what works for your needs.

Learn More more about investment products more about investment products.

[Man in suit is scrolling through stock market information using the app.]

ANNOUNCER: Get access to a full range of investments, including stocks, bonds, ETFs and mutual funds to fit your unique investment tastes. And with customizable tools to help you narrow your choices, you’ll find investments that could really hit the spot.

6. In charge of your investing

[JIM walks into elevator bank and boards an elevator. Muted office sounds—phones ringing, people talking.]

JIM: Hey, Jane.

JANE: Hey!

JIM: Hey, Ted.

TED: Oh, hey Jim! Are you ready to get to work?

JIM: Yep!

TED: Well, you’re all connected and ready to go. [On his way out] You let me know if you need anything else, okay, boss?

ANNOUNCER: You took your career to the next level.

Now what?

[“Now what?” type enters frame.]

Streamlined investing icon pops-up on the screen

Information on the streamlined investing drawer: It's investing, streamlined

Merrill Edge® streamlines investing by giving you the insights of Merrill Lynch and the convenience of Bank of America® banking.

Recognized by Barron’s Online Brokerage Review as “one of the best online broker for long-term investors” three years in a row. 4 out of 5 stars.

See more accolades.

[Jim is logged in and viewing his account page.]

ANNOUNCER: Get simple, flat-rate pricing plus access to a full range of investments, including stocks, bonds, ETFs and mutual funds, thanks to Merrill Edge. Because with streamlined investing, you can feel confident that you’re in charge.

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Every day, people realize how streamlined investing can help with what's next for them. Click below to see more stories.

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Disclosure on fees and pricing:

Investing in securities involves risks, and there is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities.

Other fees may apply. Sell trades are subject to a transaction fee of between $0.01 and $0.03 per $1,000 of principal. There are costs associated with owning ETFs. To learn more about Merrill Edge pricing, visit merrilledge.com/pricing

Fidelity's standard online price is $7.95 per equity or ETF trade (excluding certain iShares and Fidelity ETFs offered commission-free). Schwab's standard online price is $8.95 per equity or ETF trade (excluding ETFs available through Schwab ETF OneSource™ when placed in a Schwab account that are available commission-free). E*TRADE's standard online price for equity, ETF or option trade is $9.99, $7.99 for customers who trade at least 150 times per quarter, $6.99 for customers who trade 1,500+ times per quarter. Note: Competitive comparison pricing information as of 7/06/2016 excludes special promotional offerings and sales of fractional shares.

Merrill Edge, available through Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“MLPF&S”), consists of Merrill Edge Advisory Center (investment guidance) or self-directed online investing.

Banking Products are provided by Bank of America, N.A. and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.

Investment products: Are Not FDIC Insured | Are Not Bank Guaranteed | May Lose Value

MLPF&S is a registered broker-dealer, Member SIPC and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.

© 2016 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved.

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  • Simple $6.95 pricing with no minimum balance and no trade minimums.Footnote 5
  • Qualify for 30 $0 online equity and ETF trades per month.Footnote 6
  • Get up to $600 when you invest in a new Merrill Edge investment account.Footnote 7

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Get flat-rate pricing of $6.95 per online equity and ETF trade.Footnote 5 +Other fees may apply

OUR STANDARD PRICE IS LOWER THANFootnote 8
Fidelity $7.95
Charles Schwab $8.95
eTrade $9.99
TDAmeritrade $9.99
Offer $600

Get up to 30 $0 online equity and ETF trades per month.Footnote 6 +Other fees may apply

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