Financial Information About MLPF&S

The Securities and Exchange Commission requires that we make available to customers the annual and semiannual balance sheets for Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated ("MLPF&S") and Subsidiaries. You may access such financial information by clicking the appropriate hyperlink below:

For additional information, our most recent audited financial statement is available for examination at our headquarters at One Bryant Park, New York, New York, 10036 and at the Northeast Regional Office of the SEC.

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