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Computerworld Names Pershing's Lucille Mayer and Ram Nagappan to Premier 100 IT Leaders

Honorees to receive award during Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, announces that Co-Chief Information Officers Lucille Mayer and Ram Nagappan have been named to IDG Computerworld's 2013 Premier 100 IT Leaders list. This year's Premier 100 spotlights leaders from both the technology and business sides of companies for their exceptional technology leadership and innovative approaches to business challenges.

"The Premier 100 awards program showcases the exceptional work of a dedicated group of senior IT leaders who are driving huge change in their organizations," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "Every day, these exemplary business leaders make strategic technology decisions that track to their organizations' top priorities. These men and women keep a keen eye on the changing landscape of political, economic, regulatory and technology trends that are driving significant shifts in IT. We are very pleased to recognize the leadership and achievements of the 2013 Premier 100 honorees."

"Innovation is part of the culture at Pershing and throughout BNY Mellon," said Brian Shea, Chief Executive Officer, Pershing LLC. "Our open architecture technology provides a diverse array of financial solutions to support our customers' many business needs. Lucille and Ram have led these innovations, which enable Pershing and its customers to address challenges and embrace business opportunities, so we are very pleased that they have been recognized in the prestigious Computerworld 100 IT leaders list as two of the top leaders in the IT industry." 

Ms. Mayer is responsible for Pershing's technology solutions, projects and control disciplines, and has senior responsibility for the strategy of Pershing's NetX360® professional platform, NetExchange Client® investor platform and Albridge Solutions Inc., an affiliate of Pershing. Mr. Nagappan is responsible for enterprise architecture, technology development, infrastructure management and IT operations for the Pershing NetExchange® suite of solutions and Albridge Solutions Inc, as well as mobile technology and Windows®-based financial applications. Under their leadership, Pershing continues to develop and deliver transformative applications to its 1500 customer firms, 110,000 professional users and 2 million entitled users of Pershing's investor technology, and develop technologies such as mobile and web-based applications, e-delivery and cloud solutions to enable customers to keep pace with changing demands. Ms. Mayer and Mr. Nagappan also champion the use of customer feedback mechanisms and detailed scorecards to evaluate customers' operational performance against Pershing's technology performance, thus ensuring a culture of continuous improvement. 

The Premier 100 awards ceremony will be one of the highlights of Computerworld's annual Premier 100 IT Leaders Conference, to be held March 3-5, 2013, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa in Tucson, Arizona. The Conference, to be attended by more than 325 influential senior IT managers, will showcase honorees and other IT innovators as they discuss how to create competitive IT organizations. (More information available at www.premier100.com)

Pershing LLC (member FINRA/NYSE/SIPC) is a leading global provider of financial business solutions to more than 1,500 institutional and retail financial organizations and independent registered investment advisors who collectively represent approximately 5.5 million active investor accounts. Located in 23 offices worldwide, Pershing and its affiliates are committed to delivering dependable operational support, robust trading services, flexible technology, an expansive array of investment solutions, practice management support and service excellence. Pershing is a member of every major U.S. securities exchange and its international affiliates are members of the Deutsche Borse, Australian Stock Exchange, Irish Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange. Pershing LLC is a BNY Mellon company. Additional information is available at www.pershing.com.

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets.  BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team.  It has $25.8 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.26 trillion in assets under management, services $11.8 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.5 trillion per day.  BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).  Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter@BNYMellon.

The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year, nominees are invited to complete a questionnaire that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld's IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at: www.computerworld.com/s/article/9065479/Premier_100_IT_Leaders 

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld's award-winning website (www.computerworld.com), bi-weekly publication, focused conference series, custom solutions and custom research forms the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network and provides opportunities for IT solutions providers to engage this audience. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012) and was recognized as the Best Website by ASBPE and TABPI in 2012. Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at www.idgenterprise.com.

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