SEOUL, 16 March 2012 — Gerald L. Hassell, chairman, president and chief executive officer of BNY Mellon, officially opened the company's new office at the International Finance Centre (IFC) Seoul in a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by employees on Wednesday.
"Today's celebrations mark the beginning of an exciting new chapter for BNY Mellon in Korea and underscore our long-term investment in the Korean market," said BNY Mellon's Hassell, speaking at the official launch. "There are many areas where further collaboration between BNY Mellon and Korean financial institutions can bring great mutual benefit. We will continue to add the best people, products and services and ensure we deliver the full breadth of our company's capabilities to support our clients in this competitive global marketplace."
The move to the state-of-the-art International Finance Centre (IFC) Seoul reflects BNY Mellon's growing presence and long-term commitment to the Korean market. The company has let the 29th floor in Tower 1, which comprises 1,531.8 sq m (16,482 sq ft), which provides additional space and world class facilities to accommodate BNY Mellon's expanding employee base, as well as strengthen its capacity to respond to increasing demand for its products and services.
Dr YS Kim, Country Executive for BNY Mellon in Korea, added: "It is our exceptional team here that delivers the high quality service our clients know us for. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our employees for their tremendous contribution in making our business in Korea a success. I feel privileged to work with such an outstanding team of people - we are very excited about the future."
BNY Mellon has been active in Korea for almost 25 years and today provides a wide variety of products and services to Korean institutions including asset management, asset servicing, depositary receipts, treasury services, corporate trust and foreign exchange services.
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