05/03/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Bank Of America CEO Ken Lewis: Don't Compare Me To EX-GM CEO Rick Wagoner

Bank of America Corp. chief executive Ken Lewis bristled at comparisons between himself and Rick Wagoner, the ousted CEO of General Motors Corp., in a TV interview this morning.

Lewis is facing pressure from shareholders, who have watched their holdings plummet in the past year, and from taxpayers and federal regulators, who have pumped $45 billion into the Charlotte bank from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP. But Lewis said there are notable differences between his bank and the struggling Detroit automaker.

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