Friday, February 06, 2009

BofA CEO: No Additional Bailout Needed for BofA

by Bill McBride on 2/06/2009 01:46:00 PM

From CNBC: BofA CEO Lewis: Bank Will Not Need More TARP Funds

Bank of America won't need any more bailout money from the government and hopes to pay back the $45 billion it's already received within three years, CEO Ken Lewis told CNBC.

... Lewis also dismissed speculation of a possible government nationalization of BofA as "absurd" and said the controversial acquisition of Merrill Lynch last year will "turn out to be a good investment over time."
"We're going to get on with doing business," he said. "And frankly, we had a pretty good January."
We will see.