Bank of America Corp. should not promote either Brian Moynihan or Gregory Curl to chief executive because both are "tainted" by the Merrill Lynch & Co. takeover, according to a shareholder.

Finger Interests Number One Ltd., owner of more than a million shares in the Charlotte company, said in a federal filing Wednesday, that internal candidates to succeed Kenneth D. Lewis as CEO are too close to the investigations of the Merrill purchase. Shareholders should look outside the company for a new CEO, the investor said.

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