Mellon Transition Management Services Named 2008 Transition Manager of the Year by Global Pensions

    Winner Determined in Survey of More than 1,000 Pension Funds Worldwide

    SAN FRANCISCO, March 4 /CNW/ - Mellon Transition Management Services
(MTMS), the transition management specialist for BNY Mellon Asset Management,
has been named 2008 Transition Manager of the Year by Global Pensions
magazine. The magazine determined its winner by surveying more than 1,000
pension funds worldwide.
    "The transition management industry increasingly is appreciating the way
we do business, including our emphasis on transparency, our commitment to the
fiduciary model, and our dedication to conducting efficient transitions," said
Mark Keleher, chief executive officer of MTMS. "Our aim is to reduce both the
explicit costs, such as fees, as well as the implicit costs tied to the way
the transition is conducted."
    Keleher added that the Global Pensions honor followed a recent tribute
from PlanSponsor magazine, which named MTMS best in class in 48 categories.
MTMS also has been named best transition manager overall by Global Investor
for the last three years.
    "We are pleased with the continuing growth of our business as volume in
2007 increased significantly in Europe and the United States," Keleher said.
"We see expanding opportunities in Asia and recently opened an office in
Sydney, Australia."

    BNY Mellon Asset Management is one of the world's largest global asset
managers with more than US$1 trillion in assets under management. The
multi-boutique asset management model encompasses the investment skills of
world class specialist asset managers who are amongst the most advanced and
highly regarded names in money management. With investment expertise that
spans the asset class spectrum, BNY Mellon Asset Management offers a
comprehensive suite of beta-achieving and alpha-generating investment
strategies to meet the unique needs of institutional investors.

    The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation is a global financial services
company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets,
operating in 34 countries and serving more than 100 markets. The company is a
leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and
high-net-worth individuals, providing superior asset management and wealth
management, asset servicing, issuer services, clearing services and treasury
services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has more than
$23 trillion in assets under custody and administration, more than
$1.1 trillion in assets under management and services $11 trillion in
outstanding debt. Additional information is available at

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For further information: Mike Dunn, (212) 922-7859,; Rebecca Grundy, +44 20 7163 2744,

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