Wachovia (Wachovia Corporation), the "ch" pronounced "k", was the fourth largest bank in the U.S. after Citigroup, Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase. It was located in around 20 eastern and southern states and in California. Evergreen Investment Management is a subsidiary which sells mutual funds. In 2006, Wachovia acquired Golden West Financial. Wachovia had sales of $46.8 billion and profits of $7.8 billion in 2006. 
Wells Fargo completed a purchase of Wachovia on December 31, 2008, the result of a sale forced by the U.S. government after it was determined that Wachovia was "systemically important" and therefore "Too Big To Fail."
- Robert Steel - former president and CEO
Financial crisis and bailout
Role in the financial crisis
Predatory mortgage loans
According to the report Sold Out - How Wall Street and Washington Betrayed America,
"Alys Cohen of the National Consumer Law Center notes that Wachovia was a national bank that collapsed in significant part because of the unaffordable mortgage loans it originated."
- In 1753, Moravian settlers named their settlement in North Carolina, Wachovia, which is the Latin form of the German name Wachau.
- In 1879, Wachovia National Bank opened.
- In 1911, after merging with another bank, Wachovia Bank and Trust was formed.
- Over the decades, a separate bank, First Union, grew through the mergers of more than 80 banks.
- In 2001, First Union Corporation merged with Wachovia to form the current Wachovia Corporation.
^Wells Fargo purchased Wachovia at the end of 2008.
Key executives and 2006 pay: 
- G. Kennedy Thompson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, $1,090,000
- Benjamin P. Jenkins III, Vice Chairman and President of the General Bank Wachovia Corporation, $700,000
- Thomas J. Wurtz, Chief Financial Officer, $420,000
- Stephen E. Cummings, Senior Executive Vice President, $500,000
- David M. Carroll, President of Capital Management, $642,000
Selected members of the Board of Directors: 
- Robert A. Ingram, Also Vice Chairman, Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline
- Joseph Neubauer, Also Chairman and CEO, ARAMARK
- Timothy D. Proctor, Also General Counsel, Diageo
1 Wachovia Center
Charlotte, NC 28288
- Wachovia Key Executives, Yahoo Finance, accessed September 2007.
- Board of Directors, Wachovia, accessed September 2007.
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