Merrill Lynch Financial Advisor Paula Sabbagha Earns Distinguished CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM Designation

Columbia, S.C. – Merrill Lynch today announced that Paula Sabbagha of Merrill Lynch’s Columbia office has earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERTM certification awarded by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board), and is allowed to use the CFP® certification mark as an educational credential. The CFP® designation is awarded to individuals who meet rigorous education, examination, experience, ethics and other requirements set by the CFP Board.

“The CFP® designation is a reflection of Paula’s deep knowledge of the industry, as well as her dedication to working effectively with clients to help them reach their financial goals,” said Joe Powers, market executive. “This recognition is well-deserved and is a testament to Paula’s commitment to bringing personalized wealth management solutions to her clients.”

Sabbagha, a resident of Columbia, S.C., received a master’s degree from the University of South Carolina and joined Merrill Lynch in 2016. Sabbagha is located in the Columbia Merrill Lynch office at 1301 Gervais Street, Suite 1500 and can be reached at 803.733.2167 or by visiting

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Merrill Lynch is a leading provider of comprehensive wealth management and investment services for individuals and businesses globally. With 14,820 financial advisors and $2.3 trillion in client balances as of June 30, 2018, it is among the largest businesses of its kind in the world. Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, specializes in goals-based wealth management, including planning for retirement, education, legacy, and other life goals through investment, cash and credit management. Within Merrill Lynch, the Private Banking and Investment Group focuses on the unique and personalized needs of wealthy individuals, families and their businesses. These clients are served by approximately 200 highly specialized private wealth advisor teams, along with experts in areas such as investment management, concentrated stock management and intergenerational wealth transfer strategies. Merrill Lynch is part of Bank of America Corporation.

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the certification marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements.

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