Earlier this week, we learned that Bank of America has a number of very unhappy ex-Merrill Lynch brokers on it hands. Their beef? New business cards that feature a slightly smaller bull than in times past, an obvious affront, as they see it, to the Merrill brand. While no formal demands have been made, it’s clear that in order to be made happy, the former Mother Merrill employees will need to see the bull reinstated to its former size and glory. And, sure, an apology from Bank of America brass for the lack of respect would be nice. At this time, CEO Brian Moynihan is yet to make a formal statement regarding the redesigned cards, but rank-and-file BofA-ers, at least those with access to MS Paint, have sent a message that they are less than sympathetic.

From the front-lines: “Seems like the BAML team is waging an internal civil war via email signature mash-up logos (see attached).”

Exhibit A:

Exhibit B:

Earlier: Merrill Lynch Brokers See Shrunken Bull As Line In The Sand

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  1. Posted by Guest | June 20, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    Charlotte vs. Ricky Retail > Suge vs. Tupac

  2. Posted by Shrunken_BAMLs | June 20, 2014 at 9:14 AM


    – Guy who invites you to click on the avatar photo to see what he did with five minutes and a photo editing program.

  3. Posted by Guest | June 20, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    I'm actually pretty impressed

    – Sleep deprived, pitchbook monkey

  4. Posted by SMU Secure | June 20, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Atta boy Charlotte! Put them philistines in NYC in there place.

  5. Posted by Nailz6 | June 20, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Anyway to enlarge the bulls' testicles?

  6. Posted by Guest | June 20, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    No testicles. They sold them to the Chinese when they were trying to raise capital.

  7. Posted by guest | June 20, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    asking for friend…

    -jeff gunds

  8. Posted by Guest | June 20, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Exhibit B looks like a printing error. Exhibit A looks like a gay bull all decked out in his finest red Prada suit.

  9. Posted by Guest | June 20, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    made some good, lucky soup.

  10. Posted by Shrunken_BAMLs | June 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    Can confirm. Although last I heard they had gone missing from the Temasek/Citic warehouse in Qingdao…

  11. Posted by Cardless UBS VP | June 20, 2014 at 12:22 PM

    Wait, even the guys in Equity Trade Support get business cards??

  12. Posted by biaaaatch | June 20, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    They should have a picture of a battered woman cowering in the corner because thats everyones last visual of Merrill Lynch"

  13. Posted by blankfein@gs.com | June 20, 2014 at 5:35 PM

    You snooze you lose. The C stands for Collateral.


  14. Posted by guest | June 20, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    you win.

  15. Posted by guest | June 20, 2014 at 8:09 PM


  16. Posted by guest | June 20, 2014 at 8:09 PM

    too much.

  17. Posted by Shareholder | June 21, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    Glad to see they're not wasting money on graphics or PR

  18. Posted by Suck it Merrill | June 21, 2014 at 1:31 AM

    Looks like a bull squashed by the flag…which is about right

  19. Posted by J. Seinfeld | June 22, 2014 at 3:17 PM