Bank of America Corp investor Jerry Finger is calling on other shareholders to vote to replace Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis as chairman of the board, The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

Through a company called Finger Interests Number One, he has also filed a lawsuit in New York charging Bank of America executives and board members with concealing information by failing to disclose losses at Merrill Lynch ahead of a shareholder vote Dec 5.

A longtime shareholder, Finger and his family control about 1.5 million Bank of America shares, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Bank of America shareholders will consider eight proposals at the April 29 annual meeting on subjects including executive pay, the election of board directors, credit card lending practices and whether to replace Lewis as chairman with an independent director.

(Reporting by Elinor Comlay; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)