BNY Mellon Appointed as Depositary Bank by Austrian Post

Fri Apr 5, 2013 7:15am EDT

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NEW YORK,  April 5, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, the global leader in
investment management and investment services, has been appointed by
Oesterreichische Post AG (Austrian Post) as the depositary bank for its American
depositary receipt (ADR) program. Each Austrian Post ADR represents one-half of
an ordinary share and trades over-the-counter under the symbol "OSTIY." Austrian
Post's ordinary shares trade on the Vienna Stock Exchange under the symbol

Austrian Post is the leading logistics and postal services provider in  Austria.
Its main business activities include the transport and delivery of letters,
direct mail items, print media and parcels. The branch network of Austrian Post
ranks among the largest private customer networks in the country, offering
high-quality postal, banking and telecommunications products and services to its
customers throughout  Austria. Austrian Post is also represented by subsidiaries
in 12 European markets, particularly in the parcel and logistics segment, as
well as in unaddressed direct mail items.

"The interest in Austrian Post from U.S. investors has increased strongly the
last few years," said  Harald Hagenauer, head of investor relations at Austrian
Post. "We are committed to broadening our outreach in this important market. The
launch of our ADR program will make it easier for an even wider group of U.S.
investors to participate in our future performance."  

"Austrian Post is one of several leading European companies to recently select
BNY Mellon as their depositary bank," said  Christopher Kearns, CEO of BNY
Mellon's Depositary Receipts business. "We will work closely with Austrian
Post's management team to increase their visibility and access to the U.S.
investment community, drawing on our wide set of industry-leading resources."

BNY Mellon acts as depositary for more than 2,700 American and global depositary
receipt programs, acting in partnership with leading companies from 68
countries. BNY Mellon is committed to helping securities issuers access the
world's rapidly evolving financial markets and delivers a comprehensive suite of
depositary receipt services. Learn more at

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients
manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle.
Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or
individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and
investment services in 36 countries and more than 100 markets. As of  Dec. 31,
2012, BNY Mellon had  $26.2 trillion  in assets under custody and/or
administration, and  $1.4 trillion  in assets under management. BNY Mellon can
act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create trade, hold,
manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the
corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Learn
more at, or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon

This release is for informational purposes only. BNY Mellon provides no advice
nor recommendation or endorsement with respect to any company or securities.
Nothing herein shall be deemed to constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation
of an offer to buy securities. Depositary Receipts: Not FDIC, State or Federal
Agency Insured; May Lose Value; No Bank, State or Federal Agency Guarantee.


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