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    BNY Mellon International Fund

    Why invest in this Fund?

    The fund seeks long-term capital growth.

    To pursue its goal, the fund normally invests at least 65% of its total assets in equity securities of foreign issuers. Foreign issuers are companies organized under the laws of a foreign country, whose principal trading market is in a foreign country or with a majority of their assets or business outside the United States. The fund invests principally in common stocks, but the fund’s equity investments also may included preferred stocks and convertible securities, including those purchased in initial public offerings (IPOs) or shortly thereafter. The fund may invest in companies of any size and will limit its investments in any single company to no more than 5% of the fund’s assets at the time of purchase. The fund may also invest in American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are U.S. dollardenominated securities that represent indirect ownership of securities issued by foreign companies, as well as in exchangetraded funds (ETFs) and similarly structured pooled investments in order to provide exposure to certain equity markets while maintaining liquidity.

    The fund’s cash inflows are invested in equity securities of companies located in the foreign countries represented in the Morgan Stanley Capital International Europe, Australia and Far East Index (MSCI EAFE Index).

    The stocks purchased may have value and/or growth characteristics. The portfolio managers employ a bottom-up investment approach which emphasizes individual stock selection. The stock selection process is designed to produce a diversified portfolio that, relative to the MSCI EAFE Index, has a below-average price/earnings ratio and an above-average earnings growth trend.
    Class Inception Date
    07/15/98
    Fund Assets
    $307,323,671  As of  03/24/23
    Class Assets
    $291,606,721  As of  03/24/23
    Portfolio Turnover Rate
    78.04% As of fiscal year end  08/31/22
    Morningstar Category
    Foreign Large Blend
    Benchmark
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    Morningstar Overall Rating
    Fund Holdings
    78 As of 02/28/23

    Morningstar Rating™ as of February 28, 2023 for the Class M class shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Foreign Large Blend category. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (700 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (700 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (614 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (420 funds rated). The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-, and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. © Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

     

    Portfolio Managers

    • James A. Lydotes

      James A. Lydotes, CFA

      Deputy CIO, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC

      7 yr(s). on fund


    Total Returns

    Average Annual
    As of 02/28/23
    Name 3 MO
    02/28/23
    YTD
    02/28/23
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon International Fund
    MPITX
    5.40 6.88 -3.68 5.54 1.45 4.54 4.19
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    5.93 5.84 -3.14 6.84 2.64 4.83 -
    Average Annual
    As of 12/31/22
    Name 3 MO
    12/31/22
    YTD
    12/31/22
    1 YR 3 YRS 5 YRS 10 YRS Since Inception
    BNY Mellon International Fund
    MPITX
    19.82 -15.66 -15.66 -0.40 0.13 4.18 3.93
    MSCI EAFE® Index
    17.34 -14.45 -14.45 0.87 1.54 4.67 -

    The MSCI EAFE Index (Europe, Australasia, Far East) is a free float-adjusted market capitalization-weighted index that is designed to measure the equity market performance of developed markets, excluding the U.S. and Canada. Investors cannot invest directly in any index.

    Growth of $10,000 Investment

    Historical Performance

      Yearly Total Return


      Prospectus Fee Table Expense Ratios

      As of  12/30/22 Fee Description Expense Ratio (%)
      Management Fee 0.85%
      Administration Fee 0.13%
      Other Expenses 0.05%
      Total Expenses 1.03%

      Portfolio Manager/Sub-Investment Adviser

      The fund's investment adviser is BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. (BNYM Investment Adviser). BNYM Investment Adviser has engaged its affiliate, Newton Investment Management North America, LLC (Newton), to serve as the fund's sub-investment adviser. James A. Lydotes, CFA is the fund's primary portfolio manager of the fund since December 2015. Mr. Lydotes is a managing director and senior portfolio manager for the Global Equity team at Newton.

      Top Holdings

      As of 02/28/23

      Asset Allocation


          Daily Statistics

          As of 03/24/23 Name NAV Change 04/04/22  12 Month 
          High Nav
          09/27/22  12 Month 
          Low Nav
          YTD Return
          MPITX
          $12.88
          -$0.20
          -1.53%
          $14.21 $10.61 5.49%

          Performance Metrics

          Overall Morningstar Rating


          MORNINGSTAR CATEGORY Foreign Large Blend


          Morningstar Rating™ as of 02/28/23 for the Class M shares; other classes may have different performance characteristics. Overall rating for the Foreign Large Blend. Fund ratings are out of 5 Stars: Overall 3 Stars (700 funds rated); 3 Yrs. 3 Stars (700 funds rated); 5 Yrs. 2 Stars (614 funds rated); 10 Yrs. 3 Stars (420 funds rated).
          The Morningstar Rating™ for funds, or "star rating", is calculated for managed products with at least a 3-year history. It is calculated based on a Morningstar Risk-Adjusted Return measure that accounts for variation in a managed product's monthly excess performance (not including the effects of sales charges, loads and redemption fees if applicable), placing more emphasis on downward variations and rewarding consistent performance. Managed products; including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds and exchange-traded funds; are considered a single population for comparative purposes. The top 10% of products in each product category receive 5 stars, the next 22.5% receive 4 stars, the next 35% receive 3 stars, the next 22.5% receive 2 stars, and the bottom 10% receive 1 star. The Overall Morningstar Rating for a managed product is derived from a weighted average of the performance figures associated with its 3-, 5-,and 10-year (if applicable) Morningstar Rating metrics. © Morningstar, Inc. All rights reserved. The information contained herein: (1) is proprietary to Morningstar and/or its content providers; (2) may not be copied or distributed; and (3) is not warranted to be accurate, complete, or timely. Neither Morningstar nor its content providers are responsible for any damages or losses arising from any use of this information. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The fund represents a single portfolio with multiple share classes that have different expense structures. Other share classes may have achieved different results.

          Lipper Rankings

          • 1 Year
            107 out of 341
          • 3 Year
            164 out of 299
          • 5 Year
            174 out of 251
          • 10 Year
            74 out of 164

          LIPPER CLASSIFICATION International Multi-Cap Core


          Lipper Category returns and rankings are calculated by Lipper Inc., a Reuters Company, which is a nationally recognized organization that compares the performance of mutual funds with similar investment objectives. The Category returns represent the average performance of included funds, while rankings compare an individual fund's returns to those of the other funds in its category. Both are based on total return performance, with capital gains and dividends reinvested, with annual operating expenses deducted, but without including front or back-end sales charges. Rankings begin with the actual share class inception. Rankings are relative to a peer group and do not necessarily mean that the fund had high total returns. Rankings do not reflect sales loads

          Main Risks

          Equity funds are subject generally to market, market sector, market liquidity, issuer, and investment style risks, among other factors, to varying degrees, all of which are more fully described in the fund's prospectus.
          The fund's performance will be influenced by political, social and economic factors affecting investments in foreign issuers. These special risks include exposure to currency fluctuations, less liquidity, less developed or less efficient trading markets, lack of comprehensive company information, political and economic instability and differing auditing and legal standards. Investments in foreign currencies are subject to the risk that those currencies will decline in value relative to the U.S. dollar, or, in the case of hedgedpositions, that the U.S. dollar will decline relative to the currency being hedged.
          Emerging markets tend to be more volatile than the markets of more mature economies, and generally have less diverse and less mature economic structures and lespositions, that the U.S. dollar will decline relative to the currency being hedged.
          Emerging markets tend to be more volatile than the markets of more mature economies, and generally have less diverse and less mature economic structures and lessstable political systems than those of developed countries.
          Please refer to the prospectus for a more complete discussion of the fund's main risks.s stable political systems than those of developed countries.
          Please refer to the prospectus for a more complete discussion of the fund's main risks.
          Recent market risks include pandemic risks related to COVID-19. The effects of COVID-19 have contributed to increased volatility in global markets and will likely affect certain countries, companies, industries and market sectors more dramatically than others. To the extent the fund may overweight its investments in certain countries, companies, industries or market sectors, such positions will increase the fund's exposure to risk of loss from adverse developments affecting those countries, companies, industries or sectors.

          Risk Metrics

          As of  02/28/23  3-Year Trailing Standard Deviation Alpha Beta R-Squared Sharpe Ratio
          MPITX
          21.64 0.23 1.08 94.13 0.31

          All risk metrics are provided by Morningstar. The index used in the calculations are determined by Morningstar which may not be the funds primary benchmark. The index Morningstar used for this analysis is MSCI ACWI ex USA Index.



          Dividend Schedule

          Declared
          Annually
          Distributed
          Annually
          Paid
          Annually
          Fiscal Year End
          Aug 31
          Year Dividend ($) Capital Gains ($)
          2022 0.5641 0.0000
          2021 0.2868 0.0000
          2020 0.3086 0.0000
          2019 0.3390 0.0000
          2018 0.2530 0.0000
          2017 0.2076 0.0000
          2016 0.2248 0.0000
          2015 0.1588 0.0000
          2014 0.1882 0.0000
          2013 0.2006 0.0000

          Distributions History

          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          Reinvest 
          NAV
          12/13/22 12/14/22 12/14/22 0.0000 0.5641 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.5641 12.51
          Record Date Ex-Dividend Date Payable Date Ordinary 
          Non-Qualified 
          Dividends
          Qualified 
          Dividends
          Non-Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Qualified 
          Short-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Long-Term 
          Capital Gain
          Total 
          Distribution
          Reinvest 
          NAV
          12/14/21 12/15/21 12/15/21 0.0000 0.2868 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2868 -
          12/14/20 12/15/20 12/15/20 0.0000 0.3086 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3086 -
          12/12/19 12/13/19 12/13/19 0.0000 0.3390 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3390 -
          12/12/18 12/13/18 12/13/18 0.0000 0.2530 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2530 -
          12/13/17 12/14/17 12/14/17 0.0000 0.2076 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2076 -
          12/14/16 12/15/16 12/15/16 0.0000 0.2248 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2248 -
          12/14/15 12/15/15 12/15/15 0.0000 0.1588 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1588 -
          12/15/14 12/16/14 12/16/14 0.0000 0.1882 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1882 -
          12/16/13 12/17/13 12/17/13 0.0000 0.2006 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2006 -
          12/17/12 12/18/12 12/18/12 0.0000 0.3188 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3188 -
          12/14/11 12/15/11 12/15/11 0.0000 0.3275 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.3275 -
          12/15/10 12/16/10 12/16/10 0.0000 0.2089 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2089 -
          12/15/09 12/16/09 12/16/09 0.0000 0.2532 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.2532 -
          12/15/08 12/16/08 12/16/08 0.0000 0.4090 0.0000 0.0000 0.2560 0.6650 -
          12/17/07 12/18/07 12/18/07 0.1327 0.1573 0.3025 0.3585 1.6860 2.6370 -
          12/13/06 12/14/06 12/14/06 0.1149 0.1880 0.1670 0.2733 1.6652 2.4084 -
          12/14/05 12/15/05 12/15/05 0.0918 0.1396 0.1377 0.2097 1.1568 1.7356 -
          12/14/04 12/15/04 12/15/04 0.0230 0.1770 0.0239 0.1809 0.4236 0.8284 -
          12/05/03 12/08/03 12/08/03 0.0314 0.1552 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1866 -
          12/05/02 12/06/02 12/06/02 0.1400 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.1400 -
          12/06/01 12/07/01 12/07/01 0.1510 0.0000 0.0120 0.0000 0.0000 0.1630 -
          12/13/00 12/14/00 12/14/00 0.0040 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0000 0.0040 -
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