Brian Moynihan, Bruce Thompson and Gary Lynch, all key executives at Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC), are the three leading individual shareholders of Bank of America stock.

Bank of America is one of the "big four" major money center banks in the United States, along with Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), JPMorgan Chase & Company (NYSE: JPM) and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C). The bank operates globally, providing financial services to retail and business customers, institutional investors and government entities. Its market cap value is $143 billion. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Bank of America operates approximately 5,000 branches and financial centers. A notable 2008 acquisition of Merrill Lynch made the company one of the largest wealth management firms worldwide, and significantly raised its profile in the investment banking industry.

Brian Moynihan

Brian Moynihan is chairman of the board of directors at Bank of America and also the company's chief executive officer (CEO).

During a long tenure with Bank of America, Moynihan has directed virtually every major segment of the bank's business, including consumer and small business banking, investment banking and wealth management.

After earning his law degree at the University of Notre Dame, Moynihan went to work at the law firm of Edwards & Angell LLP. He joined Fleet Boston Financial as the company's deputy general counsel in 1993, before moving on to become executive vice president in charge of the firm's brokerage and wealth management business operations. Following a 2004 merger of Fleet Boston with Bank of America, Moynihan assumed the position of president of wealth and investment management at the bank. When Bank of America acquired Merrill Lynch, he was named CEO of Merrill Lynch first, and then Bank of America.

Moynihan is a member of several industry councils, including the Business Roundtable and The Clearing House.

His March 2016 Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing reports that Moynihan owned 1,100,710 shares of Bank of America.

Bruce Thompson

Bruce Thompson is a vice chairman of Bank of America. Thompson also holds the position of chairman of the company's global acquisition finance and capital commitments operations.

Thompson has occupied a number of key executive positions with Bank of America. After coming to the company in 1996, he occupied a few positions, including managing director and the head of U.S. leveraged finance debt capital markets. Eventually, Thompson was appointed as the company's chief risk officer, responsible for managing the bank's various divisions to identify and develop credit and operational opportunities to support corporate growth. He went on to become the bank's chief financial officer (CFO), managing corporate investments and the corporate treasury, along with investor relations. Prior to assuming his current positions, Thompson was the head of the global capital markets division, overseeing capital markets and leveraged acquisition financing.

Thompson earned an MBA from the University of Virginia, and an executive MBA from the University of Memphis.

Thompson's March 2015 SEC filing him shows him as the second-largest individual Bank of America shareholder, with 905,244 shares.

Gary Lynch

Gary Lynch is also a vice chairman of Bank of America. Lynch advises the bank's board of directors on corporate governance and regulatory matters.

Prior to assuming his current position at the bank, Lynch was the firm's global general counsel, a position he previously served in at both Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and Credit Suisse First Boston. Lynch's prior experience includes working as an attorney and partner at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, LLP, and being head of the enforcement division of the SEC.

Lynch's numerous public honors include receiving the International Financial Law Review's Americas Lifetime Achievement award. Lynch earned his law degree at Duke University.

Lynch owns a reported 478,400 Bank of America shares as of a February 2015 filing with the SEC.

Mutual Fund and Institutional Stockholders

The largest shareholder of Bank of America stock is an institutional investor, The Vanguard Group Inc., with a reported 585,080,310 shares as of a December 2015 SEC filing. As might be expected, a Vanguard mutual fund, the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund ("VTSMX") fund held 190,988,325 shares of Bank of America stock as of December 2015.

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