May 16, 2011

BNY Mellon Partners with Top Japanese Wheelchair Tennis Player


Program with Shingo Kunieda to highlight excellence and diversity

TOKYO, 16 May 2011 – BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment servicing, has announced a partnership with Shingo Kunieda, the world's number one ranked professional wheelchair tennis player and 2007-2010 international tennis federation wheelchair world champion.

The sponsorship spotlights the accomplishments of those with disabilities and all who overcome adversity through outstanding dedication and perseverance. It also is intended to highlight BNY Mellon's commitment to its clients and employees in Japan, where Kunieda is well known, in the wake of the recent catastrophe.

The sponsorship includes placement of the BNY Mellon logo on the tennis shirts that Kunieda will wear in major tournaments. Kunieda will also take part of a number of BNY Mellon events with both employees and clients.

"We are proud to work with an outstanding athlete such as Shingo Kunieda, who has been dominating his sport for the last four years," said Thom Fisher, head of the Tokyo branch and Japan country executive for BNY Mellon. "He sets an excellent example for those seeking to be outstanding in their specialties, whether they are corporations or individuals."

"Shingo Kunieda has overcome significant obstacles to achieve his successes," added Steve Lackey, chairman of Asia-Pacific for BNY Mellon. "We hope this sponsorship will contribute to the creation of opportunities for the disabled and encourage all companies to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion."

BNY Mellon has been servicing Japanese institutions for almost 100 years and last year celebrated its 40th anniversary in Japan. The company opened its first office in Tokyo in 1970 via the Irving Trust Company (which merged with Bank of New York in 1988) and was granted a branch license in 1973. BNY Mellon provides a wide variety of products and services to Japanese institutional and wholesale marketplace including asset management, asset servicing, broker-dealer services, corporate trust, depositary receipts and global markets.

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 $25.5 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.2 trillion in assets under management, services $11.9 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 www.bnymellon.com.