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Bank of America stands ‘with Orlando in mourning,’ CEO Moynihan says

A rainbow-colored flag flies outside of Bank of America’s headquarters on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in uptown Charlotte in honor of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.
A rainbow-colored flag flies outside of Bank of America’s headquarters on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, in uptown Charlotte in honor of victims of the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla.

Bank of America is among U.S. companies honoring victims of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., on social media and elsewhere.

This week, the bank began flying a rainbow-colored flag outside its uptown Charlotte headquarters tower, where the flag and others were sitting at half-staff on Tuesday afternoon. Rainbow colors are symbolic of gay pride.

“Our teammates around the world stand with Orlando in mourning those killed and injured in the attacks,” CEO Brian Moynihan said in a statement.

“We honor the first responders and others who are assisting and saving lives,” he said. “To our teammates in Orlando, on behalf of our company I thank you for all you are doing to help your community through this difficult time.”

Bank of America also expressed support for victims on Twitter and Facebook, where on Tuesday the bank changed its logo to rainbow colors.

San Francisco-based Wells Fargo, which also has a big Charlotte presence, has also shown support for the victims of Sunday’s attack, the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. A gunman killed 49 people and wounded more than 50 others at a popular gay nightclub.

Since the massacre, Wells Fargo has lit uptown’s Duke Energy Center on South Tryon Street in rainbow colors. The San Francisco-based bank owns the tower.

Wells Fargo has also taken to Twitter to express sympathy to those affected by the tragedy.

Deon Roberts: 704-358-5248, @DeonERoberts

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