Presenting Sponsor BNY Mellon Celebrates 52nd Head Of The Charles® Regatta

BNY Mellon entering a men’s and women’s international employee teams

NEW YORK AND CAMBRIDGE, Mass., October 19, 2016 – BNY Mellon, a leading investments company, is the Presenting Sponsor of Head Of The Charles Regatta® for the fourth consecutive year. This iconic Boston event takes place Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd along the Charles River from Boston to Brighton.

“Rowing is about teamwork, drive, excellence and delivering world class performance. At BNY Mellon we share these objectives, and therefore see our partnership with the Regatta, as well as with USRowing and the Oxford and Cambridge Boat races, as a perfect fit,” said Mitchell Harris, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management. “Each year we look forward to welcoming the international rowing community and its supporters in Boston and celebrating the deep tradition of the Regatta.”

As with last year, BNY Mellon is also entering a Men’s Eight team, composed of employees across the company.  And for the first time, a BNY Mellon Women’s Four entry will also compete. The BNY Mellon employees come from several of the company’s investment management boutiques, including Boston-based Standish Investment Management and BNY Mellon Wealth Management, as well as Newton Asset Management and Insight investments in the U.K. Both teams race on Saturday.

“Our employee rowers come from both sides of the Atlantic, which appropriately reflects the stature of the Regatta in the global world of rowing,” Wealth Management CEO Don Heberle said. “We are inspired by our colleagues’ motivation and that of all these elite athletes and we wish them the best of luck.”

The Regatta will bring to Boston more than 800 universities, colleges and schools and rowers from nearly 30 countries. Seventy Olympic contenders will also compete in the race this year. In addition to the financial support for the race as its premier sponsor, BNY Mellon will once again present the BNY Mellon Championship Cups to the top men’s and women’s Championship Eights collegiate winners at the conclusion of the two-day event.

Frederick V. Schoch, Executive Director of the Regatta, said, “We are happy that BNY Mellon continues to be part of the Head Of The Charles family. The Regatta is a cherished Boston tradition, and BNY Mellon’s sponsorship of the race weekend adds further luster to that legacy. This sponsorship is not only a boon for our race, but really for the City of Boston as a whole.” Nearly 4,000 BNY Mellon employees live and work in the greater Boston region.

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