Important Information Regarding your Mellon Institutional Fund Account During a Significant Business Disruption This is a summary of the Business Continuity Plan (the “Plan”) of Mellon Funds, a division of MBSC Securities Corporation and the distributor of the Mellon Institutional Funds. The Plan is designed to address a significant business disruption affecting Mellon Funds business operations conducted for Mellon Institutional Funds at its four locations, Boston, MA, New York, NY Pittsburgh, PA, and San Francisco, CA. and sets forth Mellon Funds’ plan to safeguard employees, recovering and resuming operations, protecting books and records, and enable communication with employees, investors, key service providers, and regulators. It is designed to ensure that Mellon Funds is prepared to continue providing services to our clients in the event that we experience a significant disruption of any kind to our business operations. The Plan addresses business disruptions that may be caused by a local incident or by a regional or market related disaster that applies to many companies. The Plan covers Mellon Funds critical business processes and related employees essential for Mellon Funds to continue to conduct business for an interim or temporary period during a business interruption. Every important aspect of Mellon Funds’ securities business, including continued order taking and entry, and rapid communication to key business partners and clients, is addressed in these processes. Mellon Funds’ goal is to recover its Critical Business Processes with minimal interruption, on the same day, if possible, depending on the nature of the disruption. The steps being taken pursuant to the Plan are designed to ensure that critical information is captured on a daily basis in a manner that can be accessed by employees from alternate locations. The Plan also provides that Mellon Funds will maintain contacts with regulators during any business interruption and continue to make any necessary regulatory filings. The Plan provides for testing at least annually and in response to material changes affecting our business, and takes into consideration our critical third-party relationships. During our recovery period, you may contact Mellon Institutional Funds via: Our toll-free number 1-800-221-4795, Fax: 781-796-2864 Mellon Institutional Funds Web site: MellonInstitutionalFunds.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org This summary Plan is subject to modification from time to time as the Mellon Funds reviews it’s Plan and its business operations. We will promptly post information about updates or modifications to the Plan on our Web site. In conclusion, Mellon Funds’ plan addresses the steps that Mellon Funds will take to address a temporary business disruption in a systematic and organized fashion. Of course, the effects of a disaster are difficult to predict and the disruption of systems and processes on an industry wide basis will pose great challenges for any business continuity plan. There can be no assurance that any plan can address such unforeseen contingencies.
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