February 27, 2012

BNY Mellon Scores Firsts for Research, Hedge Funds and Asian Support in Global Investor Magazine's 2012 Foreign Exchange Service Provider Rankings

Distinction as the only company with leadership rankings in both real money and hedge fund categories demonstrates breadth of BNY Mellon's service offerings

New York, February 27, 2012 — BNY Mellon scored firsts in five research and client service categories in Global Investor magazine's 2012 survey of foreign exchange service providers. BNY Mellon earned top rankings for Hedge Fund support, Technical Research, Capital Flows, and support for Asian clients on both an Overall – Weighted and Real Money – weighted basis. One of two top providers in the Real Money category, BNY Mellon is the only company with a leadership ranking in both the Real Money and Hedge Fund categories.

"The distinguishing characteristics of our FX service are the strengths of our research support and the responsiveness of our service offerings to client needs across the entire spectrum of institutional investments," said Jorge Rodriguez, executive vice president and global head of foreign exchange for BNY Mellon Global Markets. "This year's survey results clearly show that our clients appreciate the additional value that our research, product development and client service teams are adding to our foreign exchange services."

Rankings reflect client responses on an overall, unweighted and weighted basis to survey questions in 17 separate categories. Complete survey results will appear in the March issue of Global Investor/isf.

BNY Mellon Global Markets includes the Foreign Exchange and Derivatives businesses of The Bank of New York Mellon, together with the securities business of BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, a SEC registered broker dealer.* These three businesses provide products for corporate, institutional and high-net-worth investors to access liquidity, execute investment and hedging requirements as well as manage risk. With foreign exchange sales and trading desks in New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, London, Brussels, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo and Seoul, BNY Mellon Global Markets has access to more than 80 currency markets, and is a recognized global leader in FX research and technology. BNY Mellon Capital Markets underwrites and transacts in a broad range of debt and equity securities. For more information, visit gm.bankofny.com.

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 $25.8 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.26 trillion in assets under management, services $11.8 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.5 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter@BNYMellon.

* BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC is an indirect-wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and a member of FINRA and SIPC.