Corporate Governance Guidelines-The Bank of New York Company, Inc.
The business and affairs of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. (the "Company") are subject to the general oversight and authority of the Board of Directors (the "Board"). The Board has adopted these Corporate Governance Guidelines. Together with its Certificate of Incorporation, Bylaws, and charters of Board Committees, these guidelines provide the authority and practices for governance of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. This report discusses the process for selecting the Board of Directors - In selecting new Directors of the Company, consideration is given to each individual Director's personal qualities and abilities, the collective Board members' skills and aptitudes for conducting oversight of the Company and its management, and duties imposed by law and regulation. Explains the terms for Directorship, Meetings of the Board, Committees of the Board, Director Duties, Responsibilities and Resources