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Ken Lewis talks to WBTV

WBTV business reporter talks with Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis Friday afternoon. WBTV business reporter talks with Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis Friday afternoon.

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - While a large crowd gathered Friday in center city Charlotte to protest bank charges, retiring Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis walked through during the lunch hour.  

WBTV business reporter Melissa Hankins and her camera crew managed to catch up with Lewis.

Given all the intense scrutiny and speculation surrounding his surprise retirement earlier in the week, this certainly isn't the time Lewis wants to stop and chat with the press.


Click to see raw video of our Interview with Ken Lewis.
While he didn't exactly stop to talk with Hankins, he did answer some of her questions before entering Bank of America Corporate Center.

She asked if it was his own decision to retire early or if he succumbed to pressure from lawmakers who have been calling for his head.

"Absolutely no pressure," Lewis said. "You always know when it's time, and it was time. Intuitively, you know."

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