September 21, 2011

BNY Mellon Hires Rod Riggins as Sales Director for Texas Region

Seasoned Wealth Management Professional Joins Growing Dallas Office

NEW YORK and DALLAS, September 21, 2011 — BNY Mellon has hired Rod Riggins to be Sales Director for its wealth management business in Texas. Reporting to Executive Director Erich Smith, Riggins is responsible for new business development by connecting families and foundations with BNY Mellon Wealth Management's broad and deep range of capabilities and products.

Riggins has been in financial services for 30 years, and spent the past 22 years at U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management as a sales director.

"Rod has a strong record of achievement in this field and we're delighted to have him join BNY Mellon," Smith said. "As our Dallas office expands in the coming year, he's sure to play a key role in growing our presence and success in Texas so we can better serve our existing clients and continue to attract new clients." BNY Mellon has tripled the size of its Dallas office staff in the past year and plans to add another professional by year end, Smith said. The office is also on track to increase its new business total by 50% over last year, he added.

Riggins is a chartered financial analyst and earned his bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University and his master of business administration from Southern Methodist University.

Riggins is co-chair of the Undergraduate Business Student Mentoring Program at SMU and is on the advisory board of the Dallas Theater Center.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management is among the nation's leading wealth managers, with more than two centuries of experience in providing investment management, wealth and estate planning, and private banking services to financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, charitable gift programs, and endowments and foundations. It is among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers with $171 billion in private client assets and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally.

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $26.3 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.3 trillion in assets under management, services $11.8 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.7 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Additional information is available at and through Twitter @bnymellon.