Bank of America’s Ken Lewis to Retire
He was practically a fixture on Capitol Hill during the Wall Street bailout debate and subsequent oversight discussions. But Ken Lewis, CEO of Bank of America, is set to retire at the end of the year.
Lewis and BoA have been in hot water over their government-backed deal to acquire the failing Merrill Lynch in December. At the time of the deal, Merrill was set to pay $5.8 billion in employee bonuses — bonuses that BoA executives didn’t reveal to their shareholders, who approved the buyout.