WestLB Mellon Asset Management selects BNY Mellon Asset Servicing by izj82566


									Press Release
Contact:                     Louisa Bartoszek
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       WestLB Mellon Asset Management selects BNY Mellon Asset Servicing
          to provide Luxembourg fund services for its Longitude SICAV

LUXEMBOURG, May 21, 2008 – BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, the global leader in securities servicing,
has been appointed by WestLB Mellon Asset Management (“WMAM”) to provide a range of
Luxembourg fund services to its Longitude SICAV.

Incorporated in June 2001, the WestLB Mellon Longitude Fund is a Luxembourg-registered SICAV-
umbrella with assets of approximately €620 million. WestLB Mellon Longitude Fund is a Specialised
Investment Funds umbrella pursuant to the Law of 13 February 20071. The sub-funds include
institutional mandates from pension funds, banks and insurance companies as well as the successful
Global Long-Short Equity Fund, a fund of hedge funds managed by WMAM´s Multi-Manager team in

Following a thorough selection process involving four providers, WMAM awarded BNY Mellon its
Luxembourg fund services mandate. BNY Mellon will service the SICAV from its Luxembourg
operations and will provide fund accounting, trustee, custody, transfer agency, paying agency,
domiciliation, listing and share class hedging services.

Jaime Gil-Delgado, chairman of the WestLB Mellon Longitude Fund, said BNY Mellon’s appointment
was based on the strength of both the company’s global network and local capabilities in Luxembourg.
“We considered a wide range of criteria before coming to our decision and BNY Mellon Asset Servicing
was clearly the best partner to service the large range of financial instruments we are using in our fund
management. They demonstrated an intuitive understanding of our ambitious business model and a
proactive approach to providing the integrated solutions we need,” added Gil-Delgado.

“I am delighted that we have been selected to partner another successful investment manager in
Luxembourg and provide valuable support and expertise as it looks to further grow its business in this
key offshore centre,” said Nadine Chakar, executive vice president and head of EMEA, BNY Mellon
Asset Servicing. “Our appointment illustrates how our global network and local market expertise comes
together to provide our clients with world class solutions to help them exceed their business goals.”


Notes to editors

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing offers clients worldwide a broad spectrum of specialised asset servicing capabilities,
including custody and fund services, securities lending, performance and analytics, and execution services. BNY
Mellon Asset Servicing provides services through The Bank of New York, Mellon Bank, N.A. and other related

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 $12 trillion in outstanding debt.
Additional information is available at bnymellon.com.

       1. The law of 13 February 2007 relating to Specialised Investment Funds as published in Mémorial in Luxembourg
All information and figures source Mellon International unless otherwise stated as at 31 March 2008. This press release is issued
                          by Mellon International Limited to members of the financial press and media.
     Registered office: Mellon International Limited, Mellon Financial Centre, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4V 4LA
                                                Registered in England no. 3755033
                                             A Bank of New York Mellon CompanySM

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