Merger Information

Effective July 1, 2007, The Bank of New York Company, Inc. and Mellon Financial Corporation merged with and into a newly formed company called The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation [NYSE: BK]. Under the terms of the merger agreement, each share of The Bank of New York common stock converted into 0.9434 share of The Bank of New York Mellon common stock and each share of Mellon common stock converted into one share of The Bank of New York Mellon common stock.

Exchanging Your Bank of New York and Mellon Financial Shares

Computershare is the Exchange Agent managing the exchange of your stock holdings in The Bank of New York and Mellon Financial to The Bank of New York Mellon common stock. The Bank of New York and Mellon shareholders whose shares were held in Direct Registration (DRS) or in uncertificated form in Dividend Reinvestment (DRP) did not need to take any action as those shares were automatically exchanged. Upon completion of the merger, DRS Statements were sent to these shareholders confirming the number of shares held in The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.

The Bank of New York and Mellon Financial shareholders still holding physical certificates MUST surrender those certificates for exchange as follows:

  1. Complete Letter of Transmittal
  2. Enclose your Bank of New York or Mellon certificate(s) in the pre-printed return envelope
  3. Mail to:
If by U.S. mail:

The Bank of New York Mellon
c/o Computershare
P.O. Box 358447
Pittsburgh, PA 15252
Attn: Corporate Action Dept.
If by overnight courier or by hand:

The Bank of New York Mellon
c/o Computershare
Attn: Corporate Action Dept., 27th floor
480 Washington Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07310