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BNY Mellon Leaders Recognized by American Banker as 2017 Most Powerful Women in Banking

American Banker has recognized three of BNY Mellon's female leaders in its 15th annual "Most Powerful Women in Banking" issue for 2017.  Michelle Neal was named as one of the '25 Most Powerful Women in Finance,' and Monique R. Herena and Paulette Mullings Bradnock were chosen as two of the '25 Women to Watch.' Through this program, American Banker recognizes the professional achievements and influence of the top-performing female executives in banking and financial services.

Charles W. Scharf, Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon, said, "Through their positions of influence and records of achievement, Michelle, Monique and Paulette are inspiring women to pursue careers in financial services and are supporting the advancement of women at BNY Mellon."

As CEO of BNY Mellon Markets, Neal has begun the process of evolving and expanding the company's best-in-class electronic trading capabilities and is focused on ensuring clients have access to all of our solutions in foreign exchange, securities finance, collateral services, clearing and trading. "Being in the forefront of change is nothing new for Michelle Neal," concludes American Banker. Read Michele Neal's full American Banker profile

As BNY Mellon's Chief Human Resources Officer and SEVP of Marketing & Corporate Affairs, Herena has successfully led a critical shift in how people, communications and brand are perceived, and the way the company values and invests in these areas. According to American Banker, under Herena's leadership, BNY Mellon is making significant progress in attracting and retaining top talent. Read Monique R. Herena's full American Banker profile.

Bradnock, the first female Chief Auditor in BNY Mellon's 233-year history, has enhanced the value and relevance of the Internal Audit function and increased collaboration with regulators. American Banker notes Bradnock's recent presentation on audit methodologies and processes to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Supervisory College as indicative of "how much the internal auditing function has changed in the years since the financial crisis." Read Paulette Mullings Bradnock's full American Banker profile.

"Michelle, Monique and Paulette are among the exceptional women moving this industry forward," said Bonnie McGeer, executive editor of American Banker and chair of its Most Powerful Women in Banking program. "They are each tackling tough business challenges and helping transform BNY Mellon. They are also engaged in a variety of initiatives to get more women into the senior ranks of an industry where the gender imbalance at the top is stubbornly persistent," she said.

The full 2017 rankings can be found here: .