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Supporting the unique financial needs of your executives

In today’s competitive business environment, it’s critical to provide your key talent with the services and support that they need to help build and preserve their wealth. Our Executive Services solution helps your organization provide a robust program for executives while helping you meet all the regulatory requirements that come along it.

Delivering a package that makes the most of your executives’ compensation

Our offering captures the broad range of wealth planning services your key employees may need to address what matters most in their financial lives. We rely on our extensive experience with equity compensation, wealth planning and a long history of working directly with executives.

The interests of your executives are at the center of everything we do, and our goal is simple: We want to help make their financial life better. At the same time, we work with your organization to help you ensure that controls are in place, records are accessible and transaction reporting is timely.

A dedicated Merrill advisor helps your executives navigate their complex wealth planning needs

Together, Merrill and the larger Bank of America organization are well positioned to help your executives succeed with access to a wide variety of services. With a dedicated Merrill advisor by their side, your executives can be better prepared to address today’s challenges head-on and look to the future with confidence.

Our Executive Services solution includes:

Concentrated stock management1

Planning and
investment solutions1

Estate planning

Trust services2

Tax minimization strategies1,2

Family office3


Banking and

If your needs require, our offering also includes:

  • Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plans5 – Our custom solutions help your executives conveniently diversify a concentrated stock position and address the requirements of your issuer’s trading policy. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against loss.
  • Award Analysis6 – Your Merrill advisor can help your executives assess how their equity compensation is helping to pursue overall financial goals.
  • Officer & Director Equity Services – Our service helps key individuals who are required to report their stock transactions.

1Investment products are offered by Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated
2 Trust and fiduciary services are provided by Bank of America, N.A., Member FDIC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BofA Corp.
3 Merrill Lynch Family Office Services are offered through Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (also referred to as "MLPF&S" or "Merrill"). In connection with its Family Office Services, Merrill is not acting in the capacity as a broker-dealer, nor as a registered investment adviser. Accordingly, through its Family Office Services, Merrill is not offering, and its clients are not paying for, advice with respect to securities, the purchase or sale of securities, or the valuation thereof, nor do Merrill Lynch’s Family Office Services encompass financial planning, discretionary account management, or any other securities-related accounts, products or services. Merrill offers a broad array of brokerage and investment advisory accounts, products and services through other parts of its business outside of Family Office Services, which are subject to separate agreements, disclosures, and fee arrangements, and may be procured by applying or enrolling and contracting through those other business channels. Please contact your Financial Advisor or Private Wealth Advisor with questions regarding Merrill’s brokerage or investment advisory offerings.
4 Banking and mortgage products are offered by Bank of America, N.A., and affiliated banks, Members FDIC and wholly owned subsidiaries of BofA Corp.
5 Implementing a Rule 10b5-1 Trading Plan does not prohibit or prevent legal or regulatory action related to the trades. Trading plans are intended to demonstrate that the purchase or sale of a security of any issuer was not on the basis of material, nonpublic information about that security or issuer and therefore, not in violation of section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10(b)-5.
6 Please note the availability of this product is limited to full service clients within Global Wealth & Investment Management. Not all equity award plan participants will qualify. The Award Analysis Report is not intended to be and should not be considered as investment advice.

IMPORTANT: (i) The projections or other information generated by the Award Analysis Report regarding the likelihood or various investment outcomes are hypothetical in nature, do not reflect actual investment results and are not guarantees of future results; (ii) results from the Award Analysis Report may vary with each use and over time; and (iii) the Award Analysis Report is limited to certain full service participants within Global Wealth & Investment Management and therefore, not all equity participants will qualify for use of this report. Black-Scholes is a mathematical model used in the valuation of certain investment instruments. The Black-Scholes Merton Value (referred to as the Black- Scholes Value) of a stock option or stock appreciation right is the sum of the intrinsic value and the time value of the award.
The Black-Scholes Value that may be included in your report is a probabilistic modeling technique for mathematically pricing stock options and stock appreciation rights. The model is based on a number of assumptions that could change over time. Therefore, the results from the Award Analysis Application may vary with each use and over time. The Award Analysis Report is not intended to be and should not be considered as investment advice.

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