April 23, 2015

BNY Mellon Announces Public Offering of Depositary Shares Representing Interests in Preferred Stock

NEW YORK, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK) today announced an underwritten public offering of depositary shares, each representing a 1/100th interest in a share of its Series E Noncumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, with a liquidation preference of $100,000 per share (equivalent to $1,000 per depositary share). Goldman, Sachs & Co., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC will serve as joint book-running managers for the offering.

The Company intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from the sale of the depositary shares to repurchase up to $700 million of its common stock, with a proportionate reduction in common stock repurchases if less than $1 billion of depositary shares is issued.  The Company expects to use any remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes.

BNY Mellon has filed a shelf registration statement (including a prospectus) and a preliminary prospectus supplement relating to this offering with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").  Prospective investors should read the registration statement (including the base prospectus), the preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents the Company has filed and will file with the SEC that are incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement for more complete information about the Company and the offering, including the risks associated with the securities and the offering.  This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy securities of the Company, nor shall there be any offer or sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.  The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus.  Copies of the registration statement, the preliminary prospectus supplement and other documents that the Company has filed with the SEC that are incorporated by reference into the Registration Statement are available at no charge by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at www.sec.gov.  Alternatively, a copy of the prospectus supplement and accompanying base prospectus relating to these securities can be obtained by contacting Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, NY 10282, by calling 866-471-2526, by facsimile at 212-902-9316, or by e-mail: prospectus-ny@ny.email.gs.com; or Citigroup Global Markets Inc., by calling 1-800-831-9146, or by mail at Citigroup, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, or by e-mail: prospectus@citi.com; or Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., by calling 800-503-4611, or by mail at 60 Wall Street, New York, New York 10005-2836, attention: Prospectus Group, or by e-mail: prospectus.CPDG@db.com; or BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC by calling 800-269-6864, or by mail at 101 Barclay St., 3W, New York, NY 10286 attention: Debt Capital Markets.

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of March 31, 2015, BNY Mellon had $28.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration, and $1.74 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. 


The information presented in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These statements may be expressed in a variety of ways, including the use of future or present tense language, and relate to, among other things, the Company's expectations with respect to the proposed offering.  These statements are based upon current beliefs and expectations and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties (some of which are beyond the Company's control).  Factors that could cause the Company's results to differ materially can be found in the risk factors set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014 and the Company's other filings with the SEC.  Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release.  The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.

Kevin Heine 
(212) 635-1590

Valerie Haertel
(212) 635-8529