April 24, 2013

BNY Mellon Appointed to Provide U.S. Custody Services by Bank Hapoalim & Poalim Sahar

LONDON, April 24, 2013 — BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed as U.S. custody provider by Bank Hapoalim, the leading financial institution in Israel, and its institutional servicing subsidiary Poalim Sahar.

The mandate encompasses a full suite of core U.S. custody services, including front-end technology solutions and bespoke reporting services for the Israeli marketplace.

Anath Levin, Member of the Board and Head of Financial Markets at Bank Hapoalim, said: "BNY Mellon's commitment to service quality and innovation, and its ongoing investment in technology and intellectual capital, made it the clear choice for our custody needs in the U.S."

Samir Pandiri, CEO for Asset Servicing at BNY Mellon, said: "We continue to enhance and refine our investment services offering to ensure we can continue to support our clients in meeting their strategic goals in what is an ever more complex and globalised business environment. This is a welcome opportunity for us to build upon our already close collaboration with Bank Hapoalim by supporting them in this key global market."

BNY Mellon's Asset Servicing business supports institutional investors in today's fast-evolving markets, safeguarding assets and enhancing the management and administration of client investments through services that process, monitor and measure data from around the world. We leverage our global footprint and local expertise to deliver insight and solutions across every stage of the investment lifecycle.

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 36 countries and more than 100 markets. As of March 31, 2013, BNY Mellon had $26.3 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $1.4 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 (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.

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