The board of each fund in the BNY Mellon Family of Funds generally has delegated the authority to vote proxies of companies held in a fund's portfolio to either BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. ("BNYM Investment Adviser") or the fund’s sub-investment adviser ("Sub-Adviser"), as described below. In addition, for each fund, the board has adopted proxy voting procedures pursuant to which proxies of companies held in a fund’s portfolio will be voted. The proxy voting procedures adopted for a fund are the procedures of: (i) the primary employer of the fund's portfolio managers ("Primary Employer"), (ii) the Sub-Adviser and/or (ii) the fund's asset allocator, BNY Mellon Wealth Management ("BNYM Wealth Management") (collectively, "Firms"), as described below. Please consult a fund's Statement of Additional Information for details concerning the applicable Firm's proxy voting policies and procedures.
|Funds||Entity with Discretionary Proxy Voting Responsibility||Firm Proxy Voting Procedures Adopted|
|Directly-Advised Funds1||BNYM Investment Adviser||Primary Employer|
|Multi-Strategy Funds2||BNYM Investment Adviser||BNYM Wealth Management and/or Primary Employer3|
Information regarding how BNY Mellon voted proxies for the funds during the most recent 12-month period ended June 30th is available on BNY Mellon's website, by the following August 31st, at www.bnymellonim.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov on a fund's Form N-PX.
1"Directly-Advised Funds" are funds that are advised by BNYM Investment Adviser and are not Multi-Strategy Funds.
2BNY Mellon Asset Allocation Fund, BNY Mellon Mid Cap Multi-Strategy Fund, BNY Mellon Select Managers Small Cap Growth Fund, BNY Mellon Select Managers Small Cap Value Fund, BNY Mellon Small Cap Multi-Strategy Fund, and BNY Mellon Tax Sensitive Large Cap Multi-Strategy Fund.
3For assets of BNY Mellon Asset Allocation Fund allocated to underlying funds, equities and fixed income, BNYM Wealth Management.
For assets of BNY Mellon Small Cap Multi-Strategy Fund and BNY Mellon Mid Cap Multi-Strategy Fund allocated to Newton Investment Management North America LLC ("Newton"), Primary Employer. For assets of BNY Mellon Mid-Cap Multi-Strategy Fund not allocated to Mellon, BNYM Wealth Management.
For BNY Mellon Select Managers Small Cap Growth Fund, BNY Mellon Select Managers Small Cap Value Fund and BNY Mellon Tax-Sensitive Large Cap Multi-Strategy Fund, BNYM Wealth Management.
BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and may also be used as a generic term to reference the Corporation as a whole or its various subsidiaries generally. BNY Mellon Investment Adviser, Inc. and BNY Wealth Management are companies of of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.