XS0240118017 issue international bonds of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc (USA) included in KASE's official "A" listing category since March 1 under US_MER_e1 symbol

March 02, 2006 - KASE


By the decision of Kazakhstan stock exchange's
(KASE) Council dated February 10, 2006 XS0240118017 issue
international dual-currency bonds of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc (New York
city, New York state) (US_MER_e1, USD100.0 m., January 5, 06 - January
11, 21, floating semi-annual coupon depending on inflation rate in
Kazakhstan, servicing in Kazakhstan tenge at market-makers' rate) have
been included in KASE's official "A" listing category.

This decision took effect since March 1, 2006, because the issuer paid to
KASE the listing fee for these securities.

Information about opening of trades in these bonds on KASE will be given

Merrill Lynch International is the managers of the issue and the dealer.
Deutsche Bank AG London (London, United Kingdom) is the major payment
agent. Deutsche Bank Luxemburg S.A. (Luxemburg) is the payment agent
and registrar. ATFBank JSC (Almaty) is the market-maker on KASE.
Issuer, issue numberBank of America Merrill Lynch, FRN 11jan2021, USD
Type of debt instrumentInternational bonds
Issue statusoutstanding
Type of placementPrivate
Par, currency of issueUSD 100,000
Start of placement12/29/2005
End of placement01/05/2006
Initial issue price100
CouponKazakhstan CPI on Tenge Notional
Coupon frequency2 time(s) per year
Settlement date01/11/2006
Maturity date01/11/2021
Issue ManagersBookrunner: Bank of America Merrill Lynch Paying agent: Deutsche Bank
Trading floorLondon S.E.
Issuer profile:
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America. It provides services in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, lending, trading, risk management, research, and liquidity and payments management. It was formed through the combination of the corporate and investment banking activities of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch following the acquisition of the latter by the former in January 2009.
Outstanding issues:
23 issuesUSD25,225,000,000
4 issuesEUR2,320,195,000
1 issuesCAD500,000,000
3 issuesGBP1,525,000,000
1 issuesJPY55,000,000,000
3 issuesHKD470,000,000
3 issuesMXN3,971,000,000