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The U.S. flag is seen in a reflection outside the Swiss bank UBS offices in New York.


Details of a deal to settle a U.S. tax case against Swiss bank UBS AG may come as soon as Wednesday and could have far-reaching implications for other wealth managers.

Here are some facts about UBS in the United States:

- UBS has 34,000 employees in the United States, more than rivals Morgan Stanley , Goldman Sachs Group Inc. , and Credit Suisse .

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- The Swiss bank is the number one share trader across the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq combined.

- The bank's U.S. work force represents 37 per cent of its global staff.

- The Swiss bank expanded its presence in the United States in 2000 with the $10-billion acquisition of PaineWebber Group, a brokerage firm with over 8,500 brokers and $500-billion in client assets.

- UBS Wealth Management Americas managed 673 billion Swiss francs ($619.7-billion) in client assets at the end of March.

- The bank has around 2 million clients in the United States.

- UBS has locations in 381 cities across 49 states and the District of Columbia.

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