In the wake of the September 11 attacks, President Bush signed the USA PATRIOT Act into law on October 26, 2001. This landmark legislation calls for a major expansion of U.S. anti-money laundering compliance as well as anti-terrorism compliance obligations for all U.S. financial institutions.
Pursuant to the USA PATRIOT Act and final rules issued by the U.S. Treasury Department, financial institutions operating in the United States are required to obtain certain information from any "Foreign Bank" that maintains a correspondent account with it in the U.S. Under the final rules, this information is collected through a certification process.
To comply with these obligations, each of The Bank of New York Mellon foreign branches and banking entities listed in the attachment hereto has completed the attached Global Certification for use by any U.S. financial institution that requires a USA PATRIOT Act Certification from any such The Bank of New York Mellon foreign branch or banking entity.
Please use this Certification instead of asking an individual The Bank of New York Mellon foreign branch or banking entity to complete a separate Certification: