On Tuesday, April 12, Chairman and CEO Gerald Hassell hosted BNY Mellon's 2016 Annual Meeting of Shareholders at the company's 101 Barclay Street location in New York.
“Last year, I stood at this same podium and said I recognize that investors expect to see an improvement in our financial performance – and we were confident we could deliver on the targets we set at Investor Day in late 2014,” Hassell told shareholders. “I am pleased to report that we delivered on those expectations.
“In difficult market conditions, more so than reflected in the underlying assumptions of our Investor Day targets, we exceeded what we set out to achieve. In fact, I’d argue we’ve delivered what would be considered very good results in almost any environment,” Hassell continued.
BNY Mellon’s total shareholder return (TSR) for 2015 was more than 3 percent, outpacing the trust peer average, the median of proxy peers and the S&P Financials Index. Over a 3-year period, our company’s TSR of 69 percent also outperformed in each of those same comparisons.
In the 2016 proxy voting, the director nominees and say-on-pay resolution were overwhelmingly approved by shareholders, and a shareholder proposal to make the board Chair an independent member of the Board was not approved. The 2016 proxy voting results are available here.
Other highlights from Hassell’s update:
“It’s a tough environment, no doubt. It will be critical for us to drive efficiencies and stay focused on executing on our strategic priorities extraordinarily well. We think we’ve shown we can do just that. I am very confident about our future,” Hassell concluded.
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