(Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Chief Executive Officer Brian T. Moynihan won permission last month for the firm’s first dividend increase since the financial crisis. Now he’s under pressure to salvage the payout after the company mistakenly inflated capital levels by about $4 billion.

One leading option: scrapping a $4 billion share repurchase, said a person briefed on the deliberations. That could allow the Charlotte, North Carolina-based bank to resubmit its request to boost the quarterly dividend to 5 cents, said the person, asking not to be identified because the process is confidential.

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