Press Release

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation today reported first quarter income from continuing operations applicable to common shareholders of $601 million, or $0.49 per common share, compared with $363 million, or $0.31 per common share, in the first quarter of 2009 and $712 million, or $0.59 per common share, in the fourth quarter of 2009.

"The economic outlook is clearly improving as demonstrated by the performance of the equity and credit markets. Persistent low interest rates globally continue to be a challenge, but our focus on winning new business together with well-controlled expenses resulted in positive operating leverage," said Robert P. Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer of BNY Mellon.

"We continue to reinvest in our businesses, and during the quarter announced two important asset servicing acquisitions. Both are expected to be immediately accretive to earnings and close in the third quarter," added Mr. Kelly.

First Quarter Results - Unless otherwise noted, all comments begin with the results of the first quarter of 2010 and are compared to the first quarter of 2009, all information is reported on a continuing operations basis and sequential growth rates are unannualized. Please refer to the Quarterly Earnings Review for detailed business segment information.

Additional information:

BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. BNY Mellon 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. BNY Mellon 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 $22.4 trillion in assets under custody and administration, $1.1 trillion in assets under management, services $11.8 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.5 trillion per day.

BNY Mellon
Date: 20.04.2010

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