Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA) has emailed its employees to encourage them to register to vote in Britain's referendum on whether to stay in the EU, sources at the bank told Reuters on Thursday.
The news agency reports that banks have grown increasingly jittery as the June 23 vote approaches, with the polls too close to call. Some pollsters and analysts expect a high turnout to favour an "In" vote.
The BofA memo was circulated on June 2, providing staff with logistical information and website links on how and when to vote, three sources said, adding that the email did not attempt to advise employees on which way they should vote.
The sources noted that they had not received such emails ahead of other votes, such as Britain's general election last year, though one said that the exceptional circumstances surrounding the Brexit referendum required more clarification than usual.
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