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BNY MELLON ENTERPRISE ESG 89 GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP SPOTLIGHT Afghan Response and Supporting Refugees As a humanitarian crisis unfolded in Afghanistan, BNY Mellon acted on our commitment to protect human rights with a multifaceted response to aid Afghan citizens and refugees and others affected by this catastrophe. We contributed a $100,000 grant to the American Red Cross working in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross to meet the urgent medical needs of displaced Afghan adults and children who have fled the ongoing violence as well as an additional $100,000 to Human Rights First to support refugee protection and resettlement. We mobilized and matched employee contributions through our BNY Mellon Community Impact program, encouraging employee donations to the humanitarian organizations BNY Mellon supported, including those serving military veterans and journalists. BNY Mellon employees also assisted Afghan allies seeking asylum and strengthened the capacity of refugee-serving organizations through our Legal Pro Bono and Signature Pro Bono programs. We directed an additional $50,000 to the UK-based nonprofit Breaking Barriers to expand its services for recent Afghan refugees in the two most widely spoken Afghan languages. We also serve as a founding member of the Breaking Barriers’ Business Behind Refugees initiative, which calls on businesses to hire or support refugees in the UK. For businesses, hiring refugees can bring value, address skills gaps, nurture a diverse and inclusive workplace, and enhance social impact by solving real barriers to employment faced by these individuals. A SHARED COMMITMENT We expect the recipients of our philanthropic funding to share our commitment to protect human rights. We require nonprofit organizations, such as charities and nongovernmental organizations, applying for financial sponsorship or donations to certify compliance with our Non-Discrimination Policy Certification for Non-Profits and to complete a thorough vetting process.

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