Bank of America shareholders gathered for their annual meeting in Uptown Charlotte Wednesday morning.
Four years after the financial crisis, these meetings have settled into a familiar routine: a few dozen protesters wave signs outside while activist investors control the microphone inside. Today was no different, but the meeting did have a different atmosphere.
For the second largest bank in the country, this annual meeting sure got off on a folksy foot.
"Good morning!" called Bank of America board Chairman Chad Holliday to the crowd of about 250.