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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Report: BofA Needs $34 Billion in Capital

by Calculated Risk on 5/05/2009 11:58:00 PM

From Reuters: Bank of America to need $34 billion in capital: source

Bank of America (BAC.N) has been deemed to need an additional $34 billion in capital, according to the results of a government stress test, a source familiar with the results said on Tuesday.
From the WSJ: BofA Needs $35 Billion Jolt

And Bloomberg: Tests Said to Show Bank of America Has Biggest Need
Regulators have determined that Bank of America Corp. has the largest need for new capital among the 19 biggest U.S. banks subjected to stress tests, according to people familiar with the matter.

Citigroup Inc.’s shortfall is more limited because the company already plans to convert government preferred shares to common stock, the people said.