October 13, 2015

BNY Mellon Expands Asia Pacific Capabilities with extension of Common Depositary Services

Move reflects rising demand in bond issuance volumes in Asia Pacific


HONG KONG, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by Clearstream and Euroclear (International Central Securities Depositaries or "ICSDs") to provide sub-depositary services in Asia Pacific ("APAC") allowing APAC issued global notes to be deposited locally in Hong Kong with BNY Mellon.

This extension of BNY Mellon's established sub-depositary capability into the APAC region offers Asian issuers greater access to global capital markets and enhanced efficiency and flexibility in their settlement processes.

Gary Lew, head of Corporate Trust in Asia Pacific for BNY Mellon, said the decision to expand this service is designed to meet the growing demand for bond and note issuances in the APAC region.

"With bond issuance volumes in Asia continuing to rise, BNY Mellon continues to be invested in the development of its resources and technologies to broaden our offering in this area", said Lew. "This new capability will enable us to deliver value added solutions to our clients who are issuing securities into the international debt markets and this will further complement our existing Corporate Trust product suite. We will offer our Asian sub-depositary capability in APAC with Euroclear Bank and Clearstream, both of which are long-term partners of BNY Mellon."

Alton Chan, Clearstream's Regional Head of North Asia, said: "Clearstream is very pleased to collaborate with BNY Mellon to extend their offering of Common Depositary services in Hong Kong, supporting the Asia Pacific region. The development of this service shall bring added value to issuers in the region and investors globally, increasing efficiency and access to global capital markets. Clearstream will increasingly use its operational presence in Singapore to support the development of the international securities market."

"I am delighted that our long-standing European relationship with BNY Mellon acting as a Common Depositary has now been extended to the Asia Pacific region", stated Euroclear Bank Hong Kong branch Chief Executive Officer, Ivan Nicora. "This expanded service offering further illustrates the continued importance of the region in the capital markets space.  Throughout the region, in particular via our 150 operational staff  based in Hong Kong, we have been serving the needs of regional issuers and investors alike for years. This development underscores BNY Mellon's regional aspirations and we look ahead to the continuing growth of the international securities market together with BNY Mellon as a key partner."

This new service complements BNY Mellon's existing Corporate Trust capabilities in the region to position itself at the forefront of initiatives to provide full service closing facilities in region, in collaboration with its ICSD partners.

BNY Mellon Corporate Trust clients include governments and their agencies, multinational corporations, financial institutions and other entities that access the global debt capital markets. The Corporate Trust business utilizes its global footprint and expertise to deliver a full range of issuer and related investor services and to develop customized and market-driven solutions. Its range of core services includes debt trustee, paying agency, escrow and other fiduciary business. As of June 30, 2015, BNY Mellon Corporate Trust has served as trustee and/or paying agent on more than 60,000 debt-related issues globally.

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