STATEMENT OF ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

January 18, 2024, as revised or amended, March 1, 2024 and March 29, 2024

This Statement of Additional Information (SAI), which is not a prospectus, supplements and should be read in conjunction with the current prospectus of each fund listed below, as such prospectuses may be revised from time to time. To obtain a copy of a fund's prospectus, please call your financial adviser, or write to the fund at 144 Glenn Curtiss Boulevard, Uniondale, New York 11556-0144, visit www.im.bnymellon.com or, for the money market funds, www.dreyfus.com, or call 1-800-373-9387 (inside the U.S. only).

The most recent annual report and semi-annual report to shareholders for each fund are separate documents supplied with this SAI, and the financial statements, accompanying notes and report of the independent registered public accounting firm appearing in the annual report are incorporated by reference into this SAI and can be accessed by clicking on the applicable link in the "Fiscal Year End/Annual Report Date" column below. All classes of a fund have the same fiscal year end and prospectus date, except if otherwise indicated. Capitalized but undefined terms used in this SAI are defined in the Glossary at the end of this SAI.

         

Fund

Abbreviation

Share Class/Ticker

Fiscal Year
End/Annual Report Date*

Prospectus Date

         

BNY Mellon Advantage Funds, Inc.

BNYMAD

     

BNY Mellon Dynamic Total Return Fund

BNYMDTRF

Class A/AVGAX

October 31st 

March 1st

   

Class C/AVGCX

   
   

Class I/AVGRX

   
   

Class Y/AVGYX

   

BNY Mellon Dynamic Value Fund

BNYMDVF

Class A/DAGVX

August 31st 

December 29th

   

Class C/DCGVX

   
   

Class I/DRGVX

   
   

Class Y/DRGYX

   

BNY Mellon Global Dynamic Bond Income Fund

BNYMGDBIF

Class A/DGDAX

October 31st 

March 1st

   

Class C/DGDCX

   
   

Class I/DGDIX

   
   

Class Y/DGDYX

   

BNY Mellon Global Real Return Fund

BNYMGRRF

Class A/DRRAX

October 31st 

March 1st

   

Class C/DRRCX

   
   

Class I/DRRIX

   
   

Class Y/DRRYX

   

BNY Mellon Opportunistic Midcap Value Fund

BNYMOMVF

Class A/DMCVX

August 31st 

December 29th

   

Class C/DVLCX

   
   

Class I/DVLIX

   
   

Class Y/DMCYX

   

BNY Mellon Opportunistic Small Cap Fund

BNYMOSCF

Investor/DSCVX

August 31st 

December 29th

   

Class I/DOPIX

   
   

Class Y/DSCYX

   

BNY Mellon Technology Growth Fund

BNYMTGF

Class A/DTGRX

August 31st 

December 29th

   

Class C/DTGCX

   
   

Class I/DGVRX

   
   

Class Y/DTEYX

   
       

BNY Mellon Appreciation Fund, Inc.

BNYMAF

Investor/DGAGX

December 31st 

May 1st

       
   

Class I/DGIGX

   
   

Class Y/DGYGX

   
   


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Fund

Abbreviation

Share Class/Ticker

Fiscal Year
End/Annual Report Date*

Prospectus Date

         

BNY Mellon Index Funds, Inc.

BNYMIF

     

BNY Mellon International Stock Index Fund

BNYMISIF

Investor/DIISX

October 31st 

March 1st

   

Class I/DINIX

   

BNY Mellon S&P 500 Index Fund

BNYMS&P

PEOPX

October 31st 

March 1st

BNY Mellon Smallcap Stock Index Fund

BNYMSSIF

Investor/DISSX

October 31st 

March 1st

   

Class I/DISIX

   

BNY Mellon Investment Funds V, Inc.

BNYMIFV

     

BNY Mellon Developed Markets Real Estate Securities Fund

BNYMDMRESF

Class A/DRLAX

October 31st 

March 1st

   

Class C/DGBCX

   
   

Class I/DRLIX

   
   

Class Y/DRLYX

   

BNY Mellon Diversified International Fund

BNYMDIF

Class A/DFPAX

October 31st 

March 1st

   

Class C/DFPCF

   
   

Class I/DFPIX

   
   

Class Y/DDIFX

   
         
       

BNY Mellon Large Cap Equity Fund

BNYMLCEF

Class A/DLQAX

December 31st 

May 1st

       
   

Class C/DEYCX

   
   

Class I/DLQIX

   
   

Class Y/DLACX

   

BNY Mellon Investment Funds VI

BNYMIFVI

     
       

BNY Mellon Balanced Opportunity Fund

BNYMBOF

Class A/DBOAX

November 30th 

March 29th

       
   

Class C/DBOCX

   
   

Class I/DBORX

   
   

Class J/THPBX

   
   

Class Y/DBOYX

   
   

Class Z/DBOZX

   

BNY Mellon Midcap Index Fund, Inc.

BNYMMIF

Investor/PESPX

October 31st 

March 1st

   

Class I/DMIDX

   
       

BNY Mellon New Jersey Municipal Bond Fund, Inc.

BNYMNJMBF

Class A/DRNJX

December 31st 

May 1st

       
   

Class C/DCNJX

   
   

Class I/DNMIX

   
   

Class Y/DNJYX

   
   

Class Z/DZNJX

   
       

BNY Mellon New York AMT-Free Municipal Bond Fund

BNYMNYAFMBF

Class A/PSNYX

November 30th  

March 29th

       
   

Class C/PNYCX

   
   

Class I/DNYIX

   
   

Class Y/DNYYX

   
   

Class Z/DNYAX

   

BNY Mellon Opportunistic Municipal Securities Fund 

BNYMOMSF

Class A/PTEBX

April 30th

September 1st

   

Class C/DMBCX

   
   

Class I/DMBVX

   
   

Class Y/DMBYX

   
   

Class Z/DMBZX

   

BNY Mellon Research Growth Fund, Inc.

BNYMRGF

Class A/DWOAX

February 28(9)th 

June 30th


         

Fund

Abbreviation

Share Class/Ticker

Fiscal Year
End/Annual Report Date*

Prospectus Date

         
   

Class C/DWOCX

   
   

Class I/DWOIX

   
   

Class Y/DRYQX

   
   

Class Z/DREQX

   

BNY Mellon Worldwide Growth Fund, Inc.

BNYMWGF

Class A/PGROX

October 31st

March 1st

   

Class C/PGRCX

   
   

Class I/DPWRX

   
   

Class Y/DPRIX

   

General Money Market Fund, Inc.

GMMF

     
       

Dreyfus Money Market Fund

DMMF

Wealth/GMMXX

November 30th

March 29th 

       
   

Service/GMBXX

   
   

Premier/GMGXX

   

General Municipal Money Market Funds, Inc.

GMMMFI

     
       

Dreyfus National Municipal Money Market Fund

DNMMMF

Wealth/GTMXX

November 30th

March 29th

       
   

Service/GBMXX

   
   

Premier/GMHXX

   

General New York Municipal Money Market Fund

GNYMMMF

     
       

Dreyfus New York Municipal Money Market Fund

DNYMMMF

Wealth/GNMXX

November 30th

March 29th 

       
   

Service/GNYXX

   
   

Premier/GNBXX

   

* Certain information provided in this SAI is indicated to be as of the end of a fund's last fiscal year or during a fund's last fiscal year. The term "last fiscal year" means the most recently completed fiscal year, except that, for funds with a fiscal year ended December 31st or February 28(9)th, "last fiscal year" means the fiscal year immediately preceding the most recently completed fiscal year.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

PART I

   

BOARD INFORMATION

I-1

Information About Each Board Member's Experience, Qualifications, Attributes or Skills

I-1

Committee Meetings

I-5

Board Members' Fund Share Ownership

I-6

Board Members' Compensation

I-7

OFFICERS

I-10

CERTAIN PORTFOLIO MANAGER INFORMATION

I-13

ADVISERS' COMPENSATION; COMPLIANCE SERVICES

I-17

Advisers' Compensation

I-17

Compliance Services

I-20

SECURITIES LENDING ACTIVITIES

I-21

SALES LOADS, CDSCS AND DISTRIBUTOR'S COMPENSATION

I-25

OFFERING PRICE

I-31

SECURITIES OF REGULAR BROKERS OR DEALERS

I-32

COMMISSIONS

I-34

PORTFOLIO TURNOVER VARIATION

I-36

SHARE OWNERSHIP

I-37

PART II

   

HOW TO BUY SHARES

II-1

Investment Minimums

II-1

Information Pertaining to Purchase Orders

II-1

TeleTransfer Privilege

II-1

Information Regarding the Offering of Share Classes

II-1

Class A

II-3

HOW TO REDEEM SHARES

II-4

Information Pertaining to Redemptions

II-4

Wire Redemption Privilege

II-4

TeleTransfer Privilege

II-4

Redemption Through an Authorized Entity

II-5

SHAREHOLDER SERVICES

II-6

Fund Exchanges

II-6

DISTRIBUTION PLANS, NON-RULE 12b-1 SERVICES PLANS AND SHAREHOLDER SERVICES PLANS

II-7

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES PLANS

II-10

INVESTMENTS, INVESTMENT TECHNIQUES AND RISKS

II-11

Funds other than Money Market Funds

II-11

Money Market Funds

II-24

INVESTMENT RESTRICTIONS

II-26

Fundamental Policies

II-26


   

Nonfundamental Policies

II-36

Fundamental and Nonfundamental Policies Related to Fund Investment Objectives,
Diversification and Names

II-40

DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

II-42

INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUNDS' ORGANIZATION AND STRUCTURE

II-43

CERTAIN EXPENSE ARRANGEMENTS AND OTHER DISCLOSURES

II-44

Expense Arrangements

II-44

Expense Limitations

II-44

Index Licensing Disclosures—S&P

II-45

COUNSEL AND INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

II-45

RISKS OF INVESTING IN STATE MUNICIPAL SECURITIES

II-45

New Jersey

II-45

COVID-19 Matters

II-45

General Information

II-46

Demographics

II-46

State Funds and Accounting

II-46

State Funds

II-46

Other Revenue Sources

II-47

State Economy and Finances

II-47

State Indebtedness

II-48

General

II-48

State Pension Plans

II-49

Litigation

II-50

New York

II-53

Economic Trends

II-53

U.S. Economy

II-53

State Economy

II-54

The City of New York

II-55

Other Localities

II-55

Special Considerations

II-56

State Finances

II-58

Summary of State General Fund Operating Results

II-58

State Indebtedness

II-58

Cash Position

II-59

Limitations on State-Supported Debt

II-59

State-Supported Debt

II-59

Ratings

II-60

State Supported Borrowing Plan

II-60

Pension and Retirement Systems

II-60

Litigation

II-61

Real Property Claims

II-62

School Aid

II-62

Compensation of Assigned Counsel

II-63

PART III

   

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO BUY SHARES

III-1

Investment Minimums

III-1

Small Account Policies

III-2

In-Kind Purchases

III-2

Information Pertaining to Purchase Orders

III-2

TeleTransfer Privilege

III-2

Reopening an Account

III-3


   

Multi-Class Funds

III-3

All Other Funds and Share Classes

III-5

Information Relating to Purchase Orders (money market funds only)

III-5

Converting Shares

III-6

Taxpayer ID Number

III-6

Frequent Purchases and Exchanges (non-money market funds only)

III-6

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT HOW TO REDEEM SHARES

III-7

Redemption Fee

III-8

Contingent Deferred Sales Charge—Multi-Class Funds

III-8

Class C

III-8

Waiver of CDSC

III-8

Redemption Through an Authorized Entity

III-9

Checkwriting Privilege

III-9

Wire Redemption Privilege

III-10

Redemption through Compatible Computer Facilities

III-10

TeleTransfer Privilege

III-10

Reinvestment Privilege

III-10

Share Certificates; Medallion Signature Guarantees

III-10

Share Certificates

III-10

Medallion Signature Guarantees

III-11

Redemption Commitment

III-11

Suspension of Redemptions

III-11

Fund Liquidation (money market funds only)

III-11

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT SHAREHOLDER SERVICES

III-12

Fund Exchanges

III-12

Class A or Class C shares of a Multi-Class Fund

III-13

Shares Received by Exchange From Class B Shares

III-13

Class J Shares of BNY Mellon Balanced Opportunity Fund

III-14

Class Y Shares

III-14

Exchanges of Class I or Class Y Shares Held by a Retirement Plan

III-14

Auto-Exchange Privilege

III-14

Automatic Asset Builder®

III-14

Government Direct Deposit Privilege

III-14

Payroll Savings Plan

III-14

Dividend Options

III-14

Dividend Sweep

III-15

Dividend ACH

III-15

Automatic Withdrawal Plan

III-15

Letter of IntentClass A Shares

III-16

Retirement Plans and IRAs

III-16

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT RULE 12b-1 PLANS AND NON-RULE 12b-1 SERVICES PLANS

III-16

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT INVESTMENTS,
INVESTMENT TECHNIQUES AND RISKS

III-17

All Funds

III-18

Market Risk; Market Developments

III-18

Cybersecurity Risk

III-19

All Funds other than Money Market Funds

III-19

Equity Securities

III-19

Common Stock

III-20

Preferred Stock

III-20

Convertible Securities

III-20

Warrants and Stock Purchase Rights

III-21

IPOs

III-21


   

Private Placements and Pre-IPO Investments

III-22

Fixed-Income Securities

III-22

U.S. Government Securities

III-23

Corporate Debt Securities

III-24

Ratings of Securities; Unrated Securities

III-24

High Yield and Lower-Rated Securities

III-25

Zero Coupon, Pay-In-Kind and Step-Up Securities

III-26

Inflation-Indexed Securities

III-27

Variable and Floating Rate Securities

III-27

Loans

III-28

Participation Interests and Assignments

III-30

Mortgage-Related Securities

III-31

Asset-Backed Securities

III-35

Collateralized Debt Obligations

III-36

LIBOR Rate Risk

III-36

Municipal Securities

III-37

Taxable Investments (municipal or other tax-exempt funds only)

III-43

Funding Agreements

III-43

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

III-43

Money Market Instruments

III-43

Bank Obligations

III-44

Repurchase Agreements

III-44

Commercial Paper

III-44

Foreign Securities

III-44

Investing in Europe

III-45

Emerging Markets

III-46

Certain Asian Emerging Market Countries

III-47

Investing in Russia and other Eastern European Countries

III-50

Depositary Receipts and New York Shares

III-51

Sovereign Debt Obligations

III-51

Eurodollar and Yankee Dollar Investments

III-53

Investment Companies, Including Exchange-Traded Funds

III-53

Exchange-Traded Funds

III-53

Private Investment Funds

III-54

Exchange-Traded Notes

III-54

Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs)

III-54

MLP Common Units

III-55

MLP Subordinated Units

III-55

MLP Convertible Subordinated Units

III-56

MLP Preferred Units

III-56

MLP General Partner Interests

III-56

MLP Debt Securities

III-56

Equity and Debt Securities Issued by Affiliates of MLPs

III-57

MLP I-Shares

III-57

PIPEs

III-57

Derivatives

III-57

Risks

III-58

CEA Regulation

III-59

Specific Types of Derivatives

III-60

Foreign Currency Transactions

III-67

Commodities and Commodity-Related Instruments, Including Commodity ETPs

III-68

Commodity ETPs

III-68

Short-Selling

III-69

Lending Portfolio Securities

III-69

Borrowing Money

III-70

Borrowing Money for Leverage

III-70


   

Reverse Repurchase Agreements

III-70

Forward Commitments

III-70

Forward Roll Transactions

III-71

Illiquid Investments

III-71

Illiquid Investments Generally

III-71

Section 4(2) Paper and Rule 144A Securities

III-71

Non-Diversified Status

III-72

Investments in the Technology Sector

III-72

Investments in the Real Estate Sector

III-72

Investments in the Infrastructure Sector

III-73

Investments in the Natural Resources Sector

III-73

Investments in the Financials Sector

III-74

Money Market Funds

III-74

Ratings of Securities

III-74

Treasury Securities

III-75

U.S. Government Securities

III-75

Repurchase Agreements

III-75

Bank Obligations

III-76

Bank Securities

III-77

Floating and Variable Rate Obligations

III-77

Participation Interests

III-77

Asset-Backed Securities

III-77

Commercial Paper

III-78

Investment Companies

III-78

Foreign Securities

III-78

Municipal Securities

III-78

Derivative Products

III-78

Stand-By Commitments

III-78

Taxable Investments (municipal or other tax-exempt funds only)

III-78

Illiquid Investments

III-79

Borrowing Money

III-79

Reverse Repurchase Agreements

III-79

Forward Commitments

III-79

Interfund Borrowing and Lending Program

III-79

Lending Portfolio Securities

III-79

Money Market Fund Material Events

III-79

Financial Support Provided to Money Market Funds

III-79

RATING CATEGORIES

III-81

S&P

III-81

Issue Credit Ratings

III-81

Long-Term Issue Credit Ratings

III-81

Short-Term Issue Credit Ratings

III-82

Municipal Short-Term Note Ratings Definitions

III-83

Moody's

III-83

Long-Term Obligation Ratings and Definitions

III-83

Short-Term Ratings

III-84

U.S. Municipal Short-Term Debt and Demand Obligation Ratings

III-84

Fitch

III-85

Corporate Finance Obligations — Long-Term Rating Scales

III-85

Structured, Project & Public Finance Obligations — Long-Term Rating Scales

III-86

Short-Term Ratings Assigned to Issuers and Obligations

III-86

DBRS

III-87

Long Term Obligations

III-87

Commercial Paper and Short Term Debt

III-87


   

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOARDS

III-88

Boards' Oversight Role in Management

III-88

Board Composition and Leadership Structure

III-89

Additional Information About the Boards and their Committees

III-89

MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS

III-89

BNYM Investment Adviser

III-89

Sub-Advisers

III-90

Portfolio Managers and Portfolio Manager Compensation

III-91

Certain Conflicts of Interest with Other Accounts

III-97

Code of Ethics

III-98

Distributor

III-98

Transfer and Dividend Disbursing Agent and Custodian

III-99

Annual Anti-Money Laundering Program Review

III-99

Funds' Compliance Policies and Procedures

III-99

Combined Prospectuses

III-100

Escheatment

III-100

DETERMINATION OF NAV

III-100

Valuation of Portfolio Securities (funds other than Retail and Government MMFs)

III-100

Valuation of Portfolio Securities (Retail and Government MMFs only)

III-101

Calculation of NAV

III-102

Expense Allocations

III-102

NYSE and Transfer Agent Closings

III-102

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT DIVIDENDS AND DISTRIBUTIONS

III-102

Funds other than Money Market Funds

III-102

Money Market Funds

III-103

CERTAIN MATERIAL U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX CONSIDERATIONS

III-103

Taxation of the Funds

III-104

RIC Qualification Requirements

III-104

Investments in PFICs

III-108

Taxation of U.S. Shareholders

III-111

Fund Distributions

III-111

NAV Method of Accounting (money market funds only)

III-112

3.8% Surtax

III-113

Taxation of Non-U.S. Shareholders

III-113

Fund Distributions

III-113

Withholding and Information Reporting on Foreign Financial Accounts

III-114

PORTFOLIO TRANSACTIONS

III-115

Trading the Funds' Portfolio Securities

III-115

Soft Dollars

III-117

IPO Allocations

III-118

DISCLOSURE OF PORTFOLIO HOLDINGS

III-118

Policy

III-118

Procedures for Disclosing Fund Portfolio Holdings

III-119

Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings

III-119

Ongoing Arrangements

III-119

Press Interviews, Broker Discussions, etc.

III-120

Confidential Dissemination of Portfolio Holding

III-120

Disclosure of Portfolio Holdings to Employees

III-120

Procedures for Disclosing Fund Portfolio Characteristics

III-121

Public Disclosure of the Portfolio Characteristics of a Fund

III-121

Information Deemed Not to be Portfolio Holdings Information

III-121

Trading Desk and Research Reports

III-121


   

Confidentiality Agreements

III-121

Additional Restrictions

III-122

Waivers of Restrictions

III-122

Disclosures Required by Law

III-122

Reporting of Violations

III-122

SUMMARY OF THE PROXY VOTING POLICY AND PROCEDURES OF THE BNY MELLON FAMILY OF FUNDS

III-122

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE FUNDS' STRUCTURE; FUND SHARES
AND VOTING RIGHTS

III-125

Massachusetts Business Trusts

III-125

Fund Shares and Voting Rights

III-125

GLOSSARY

III-125

APPENDIX A: PROXY VOTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES OF FIRMS DELEGATED FUND PROXY VOTING AUTHORITY

A- 1


PART I

BOARD INFORMATION

Information About Each Board Member's Experience, Qualifications, Attributes or Skills

Board members for the funds, together with information as to their positions with the funds, principal occupations and other board memberships during the past five years, are shown below. The address of each board member is 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

All of the board members are Independent Board Members.

     

Name
Year of Birth

Position1

Principal Occupation During Past 5 Years

Other Public Company Board Memberships During Past 5 Years

     

Joseph S. DiMartino
1943
Chairman of the Board

Director or Trustee of funds in the BNY Mellon Family of Funds and certain other entities (as listed herein)

CBIZ, Inc., a public company providing professional business services, products and solutions, Director (1997 – May 2023)

Francine J. Bovich
1951
Board Member

The Bradley Trusts, private trust funds, Trustee (2011 – Present)

Annaly Capital Management, Inc., a real estate investment trust, Director (2014 – Present)

Peggy C. Davis
1943
Board Member

Shad Professor of Law, New York University School of Law (1983 – Present)

N/A

Michael D. DiLecce
1962
Board Member

Retired since July 2022. Global Asset Management Assurance Leader, Ernst & Young LLP (2015 – 2022); Americas Regional Talent Managing Partner for Ernst & Young's Financial Service Practice (2017 – 2021); Partner, Ernst & Young LLP (1997 – 2022)

N/A

Gina D. France
1958
Board Member

France Strategic Partners, a strategy and advisory firm serving corporate clients across the United States, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer (2003 – Present)

Huntington Bancshares, a bank holding company headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Director (2016 – Present)

Cedar Fair, L.P., a publicly-traded partnership that owns and operates amusement parks and hotels in the U.S. and Canada, Director (2011 – May 2023)

CBIZ, Inc., a public company providing professional business services, products and solutions, Director (2015 – Present)

I-1


     

Name
Year of Birth

Position1

Principal Occupation During Past 5 Years

Other Public Company Board Memberships During Past 5 Years

     

Joan L. Gulley
1947
Board Member

Nantucket Atheneum, public library, Chair (June 2018 – June 2021) and Director (2015 – June 2021)

Orchard Island Club, golf and beach club, Governor (2016 – Present) and President (February 2023 – Present)

N/A

Nathan Leventhal
1943
Board Member

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, President Emeritus (2001 – Present)

Palm Beach Opera, President (2016 – Present)

Movado Group, Inc., a public company that designs, sources, markets and distributes watches, Director (2003 – 2020)

   

Robin A. Melvin
1963
Board Member

Westover School, a private girls' boarding school in Middlebury, Connecticut, Trustee (2019 – June 2023)

Mentor Illinois, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the quantity and quality of mentoring services in Illinois, Co-Chair (2014 – March 2020); Board Member (2013 – March 2020)

JDRF, a non-profit juvenile diabetes research foundation, Board Member (June 2021 – June 2022)

HPS Corporate Lending Fund, a closed-end management investment company regulated as a business development company, Trustee (August 2021 – Present)

HPS Corporate Capital Solutions Fund, a closed-end management investment company regulated as a business development company, Trustee (December 2023 – Present)

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, an academic medical center, Board Member (March 2024-Present)

1 Each board member serves on the boards' Audit, Nominating, Compensation and Litigation Committees, except that Mr. DiMartino does not serve on the Compensation Committees.

The following table shows the year each board member joined each fund's board.

                 

Fund

Joseph S. DiMartino

Francine J. Bovich

Peggy C. Davis

Michael D. DiLecce1

Gina D. France

Joan L. Gulley

Nathan Leventhal

Robin A. Melvin

                 

BNYMAD

1995

2024

2006

2024

2019

2017

2024

2012

BNYMAF

1995

2012

1990

2024

2024

2024

1989

2012

BNYMIF

1995

2024

2006

2024

2019

2017

2024

2012

BNYMIFV

1995

2024

2012

2024

2019

2017

2024

2011

BNYMIFVI

2003

2024

2006

2024

2019

2017

2024

2012

BNYMMIF

1995

2024

2006

2024

2019

2017

2024

2012

BNYMNJMBF

1995

2024

2012

2024

2019

2017

2024

2011

BNYMNYAFMBF

1995

2012

1990

2024

2024

2024

1989

2012

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Fund

Joseph S. DiMartino

Francine J. Bovich

Peggy C. Davis

Michael D. DiLecce1

Gina D. France

Joan L. Gulley

Nathan Leventhal

Robin A. Melvin

                 

BNYMOMSF

1995

2012

1990

2024

2024

2024

1989

2012

BNYMRGF

1995

2024

2006

2024

2019

2017

2024

2012

BNYMWGF

1995

2012

1990

2024

2024

2024

1989

2012

GMMF

1995

2012

1990

2024

2024

2024

1989

2012

GMMMFI

1995

2012

1990

2024

2024

2024

1989

2012

GNYMMMF

1995

2012

1990

2024

2024

2024

1989

2012

1 Mr. DiLecce served as an advisory board member to each of BNYMAD, BNYMIF, BNYMIFV, BNYMIFVI, BNYMMIF, BNYMNJMBF, BNYMRGF, BNYMSIF, and BNYMVIF from October 2022 until he was elected to the board of each fund, effective January 1, 2024.

Each board member, except Mses. Bovich, France and Gulley and Mr. DiLecce, has been a BNY Mellon Family of Funds board member for over 20 years. Ms. Bovich has been in the asset management business for 40 years, Ms. France has more than 35 years of strategy, investment banking and corporate finance experience and Ms. Gulley was in the asset management business for more than 30 years prior to her retirement in 2014. Mr. DiLecce has over 30 years as an accountant with independent registered public accounting firms. Additional information about each board member follows (supplementing the information provided in the table above) that describes some of the specific experiences, qualifications, attributes or skills that each board member possesses which the boards believe has prepared them to be effective board members. The boards believe that the significance of each board member's experience, qualifications, attributes or skills is an individual matter (meaning that experience that is important for one board member may not have the same value for another) and that these factors are best evaluated at the board level, with no single board member, or particular factor, being indicative of board effectiveness. However, the boards believe that board members need to have the ability to critically review, evaluate, question and discuss information provided to them, and to interact effectively with fund management, service providers and counsel, in order to exercise effective business judgment in the performance of their duties; each board believes that its members satisfy this standard. Experience relevant to having this ability may be achieved through a board member's educational background; business, professional training or practice (e.g., medicine, accounting or law), public service or academic positions; experience from service as a board member (including the boards for the funds) or as an executive of investment funds, public companies or significant private or not-for-profit entities or other organizations; and/or other life experiences. The charter for the boards' nominating committees contains certain other factors considered by the committees in identifying and evaluating potential board member nominees. To assist them in evaluating matters under federal and state law, the board members are counseled by their independent legal counsel, who participates in board meetings and interacts with BNYM Investment Adviser, and also may benefit from information provided by BNYM Investment Adviser's counsel; counsel to the funds and to the boards have significant experience advising funds and fund board members. The boards and their committees have the ability to engage other experts as appropriate. The boards evaluate their performance on an annual basis.

Independent Board Members

 Joseph S. DiMartino – Mr. DiMartino has been the Chairman of the Board of the funds in the BNY Mellon Family of Funds for over 25 years. From 1971 through 1994, Mr. DiMartino served in various roles as an employee of Dreyfus Corp. (prior to its acquisition by a predecessor of BNY Mellon in August 1994 and related management changes), including portfolio manager, President, Chief Operating Officer and a director. He ceased being an employee or director of Dreyfus Corp. by the end of 1994. From 1995 to November 1997, Mr. DiMartino served as Chairman of the Board of The Noel Group, a public buyout firm; in that capacity, he helped manage, acquire, take public and liquidate a number of operating companies. From 1986 to 2010, Mr. DiMartino served as a Director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

 Francine J. Bovich – Ms. Bovich currently also serves as a Trustee for The Bradley Trusts, private trust funds, and as a Director of Annaly Capital Management, Inc. She is an Emeritus Trustee of Connecticut College, and served as a Trustee from 1986 to 1997. She currently serves as a member of the Investment Committee (formerly, the Investment Sub Committee) for Connecticut College's endowment fund and served as Chair of the Investment Sub Committee until June 2020. From April 1993 until September 2010, Ms. Bovich was a

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Managing Director at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, holding various positions including Co-Head of Global Tactical Asset Allocation Group, Operations Officer, and Head of the U.S. Institutional Equity Group. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Ms. Bovich was Principal, Executive Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Westwood Management Corporation, where she worked from 1986 until 1993. From 1980 to 1986, she worked at CitiCorp Investment Management, Inc. as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager. From 1973 to 1980, Ms. Bovich was an Assistant Vice President and Equity Portfolio Manager at Bankers Trust Company. From 1991 to 2005, she served as U.S. Representative to the United Nations Investments Committee, advising a global portfolio of approximately $30 billion.

 Peggy C. Davis – Ms. Davis currently serves as the John S. R. Shad Professor of Lawyering and Ethics at New York University School of Law as a writer and teacher in the fields of evidence, constitutional theory, family law, social sciences and the law, legal process and professional methodology and training. Prior to joining the university's faculty in 1983, Ms. Davis served as a Judge of the Family Court of the State of New York. Before her appointment to the bench, she practiced law for ten years in both the commercial and public interest sectors. Ms. Davis also has served as Chair of the Board of the Russell Sage Foundation.

 Michael D. DiLecce – Mr. DiLecce retired as a Partner at the accounting firm of Ernst & Young LLP in June 2022. Mr. DiLecce has substantial accounting, investment management, and executive experience serving firms within the investment management industry. From August 1983 to June 2022, Mr. DiLecce was an auditor at Ernst & Young LLP where he served as Global Assurance Leader of Asset Management and as the audit partner for various investment company complexes. In addition, from July 2017 to June 2021, Mr. DiLecce was the Americas Regional Talent Managing Partner for Ernst & Young's Financial Service practice. He was an Assurance Partner at Ernst & Young LLP from 1997 to 2022. Mr. DiLecce currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, a private equity firm focusing on investments in technology and healthcare companies.

 Gina D. France – Ms. France serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of France Strategic Partners. Before founding France Strategic Partners in 2003, Ms. France was a managing director of Ernst & Young LLP where she led a national client-facing strategy group. She has served as a strategic advisor to over 250 companies throughout the course of her career. Ms. France has more than 35 years of strategy, investment banking and corporate finance experience. Previously, Ms. France was an investment banker with Lehman Brothers in New York and San Francisco. Prior to Lehman Brothers, she served as the international cash manager of Marathon Oil Company. Ms. France has served on several corporate boards including: Huntington Bancshares (investment company oversight committee chair); Cedar Fair, L.P. (audit committee chair); CBIZ, Inc.; Baldwin Wallace University; FirstMerit Corporation (nominating and governance committee chair); Dawn Food Products, Inc.; and Mack Industries. Ms. France served as Director of Cedar Fair, L.P. from 2011 to May 2023, and served as a Trustee of Dance Cleveland, a non-profit, from 2001 to June 2023.

 Joan L. Gulley – Ms. Gulley served in various senior roles at PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) from 1993 until her retirement in 2014, including Chief Executive Officer of PNC Advisors, the wealth management and institutional services business of PNC, from 2002 to 2005, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of PNC from 2002 to 2007, and Executive Vice President (EVP) and Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of PNC from 2008 until 2014. In her role as EVP and CHRO of PNC, Ms. Gulley was responsible for the oversight of $8 billion in combined pension and 401(k) assets. Ms. Gulley also served as a member of PNC's Executive Committee from 2008 to 2014, where she participated in all key strategic and operational decisions affecting PNC, and was responsible for all staff support to the PNC Board's Personnel and Compensation Committee with respect to executive compensation, succession planning, talent management, human resource regulatory matters and diversity. Prior to joining PNC, Ms. Gulley held positions with The Massachusetts Company, a chartered bank and subsidiary of The Travelers Insurance Company, which was acquired by PNC in 1993, and with branches of the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, Massachusetts and Washington D.C. Ms. Gulley currently serves as a Governor and President of the Orchard Island Club and from 2015 to 2021 served on the Board of Trustees of the Nantucket Atheneum.

 Nathan Leventhal – Mr. Leventhal was previously a Commissioner of the New York City Planning Commission. Previously, Mr. Leventhal served in a number of senior positions in New York City Government, including Fiscal Director of the Human Resources Administration and Chief of Staff to Mayor John V. Lindsay,

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Deputy Mayor to Mayor Ed Koch and Transition Chairman for both Mayors David Dinkins and Michael Bloomberg. Mr. Leventhal is a former partner in the law firm Poletti Freidin Prashker Feldman & Gartner. Mr. Leventhal is a member of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Town of Southampton in Suffolk County New York. In the not-for-profit sector, Mr. Leventhal serves as President of the Palm Beach Opera and served as President of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and Chairman of the Avery Fisher Artist Program; he is now President Emeritus of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

 Robin A. Melvin – From 2014 to 2020, Ms. Melvin served as Co-Chair of Mentor Illinois, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the quantity and quality of mentoring services in Illinois, and served as a Board member from 2013 to 2020. Ms. Melvin served as Director of the Boisi Family Foundation, a private family foundation that supports organizations serving the needs of youth from disadvantaged circumstances, from 1995 to 2012. In that role she also managed the Boisi Family Office, providing the primary interface with all investment managers, legal advisors and other service providers to the family. She has also served in various roles with MENTOR, a national non-profit youth mentoring advocacy organization, including Executive Director of the New York City affiliate, Vice President of the national affiliate network, Vice President of Development, and, immediately prior to her departure, Senior Vice President in charge of strategy. Prior to that, Ms. Melvin was an investment banker with Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Ms. Melvin served as a Board member of JDRF, a non-profit juvenile diabetes research foundation from June 2021 to June 2022. She also serves as a Trustee of HPS Corporate Lending Fund (August 2021 to present) and HPS Corporate Capital Solutions Fund (December 2023 to present), each a closed-end management investment company regulated as a business development company, and a Director with Northwestern Memorial Hospital Board of Directors (March 2024 to present), an academic medical center, and served as a Trustee of Westover School, a private girls boarding school in Middlebury, Connecticut from 2019 to June 2023.

Committee Meetings

The boards' standing Audit, Nominating, Compensation and Litigation Committees met during the funds' last fiscal years as indicated below:

         

Fund

Audit

Nominating

Compensation

Litigation

         

BNYMAD (8/31 fiscal year end)

4

1

0

0

BNYMAD (10/31 fiscal year end)

4

1

1

0

BNYMAF

4

0

0

0

BNYMIF

4

1

1

0

BNYMIFV (10/31 fiscal year end)

4

1

1

0

BNYMIFV (12/31 fiscal year end)

4

1

0

0

BNYMIFVI

4

1

0

0

BNYMMIF

4

1

1

0

BNYMNJMBF

4

1

0

0

BNYMNYAFMBF

4

0

0

0

BNYMOMSF

4

0

0

0

BNYMRGF

4

1

0

0

BNYMWGF

4

1

1

0

GMMF

4

0

0

0

GMMMFI

4

0

0

0

GNYMMMF

4

0

0

0

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Board Members' Fund Share Ownership

The table below indicates the dollar range of each board member's ownership of fund shares and shares of other funds in the BNY Mellon Family of Funds, in each case as of December 31, 2023.

                 

Fund

Joseph S. DiMartino

Francine J. Bovich

Peggy C. Davis

Michael D. DiLecce

Gina D. France

Joan L. Gulley

Nathan Leventhal

Robin A. Melvin

                 

BNYMAF

None

None

$10,001 –
$50,000

None

$10,001 –
$50,000

None

$10,001 –
$50,000

None

BNYMDTRF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMDVF

None

None

None

None

None

Over
$100,000

None

None

BNYMGDBIF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMGRRF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

$1 –
$10,000

BNYMOMVF

None

None

None

None

None

$50,001 –
$100,000

None

None

BNYMOSCF

None

None

None

None

None

$10,001 –
$50,000

None

None

BNYMTGF

None

None

None

None

$10,001 –
$50,000

None

$10,001 –
$50,000

None

BNYMISIF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMS&P

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMSSIF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMDIF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMDMRESF

None

None

None

None

None

$10,001 –
$50,000

None

$1 –
$10,000

BNYMLCEF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMBOF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMMIF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMNJMBF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMNYAFMBF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMOMSF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

BNYMRGF

None

None

None

None

$10,001 –
$50,000

None

None

None

BNYMWGF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

$1 –
$10,000

DMMF

Over
$100,000

None

None

None

$1 –
$10,000

None

None

None

DNMMMF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

DNYMMMF

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

None

                 

Aggregate holdings of funds in the BNY Mellon Family of Funds

Over $100,000

$50,001 –$100,000

$50,001 – $100,000

None

Over $100,000

Over $100,000

Over $100,000

$10,001 – $50,000

See "Share Ownership" below for information on the shareholdings of each fund by board members and officers as a group.

As of December 31, 2023, none of the board members or their immediate family members owned securities of BNYM Investment Adviser, any Sub-Advisers, the Distributor or any person (other than a registered investment

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company) directly or indirectly controlling, controlled by or under common control with BNYM Investment Adviser, any Sub-Advisers or the Distributor.

Board Members' Compensation

Annual retainer fees and meeting attendance fees are allocated among the funds on the basis of net assets, with the Chairman of the Board, Joseph S. DiMartino, receiving an additional 25% of such compensation. The funds reimburse board members for their expenses. The funds do not have a bonus, pension, profit-sharing or retirement plan. An emeritus board member is entitled to receive an annual retainer of one-half the amount paid as a retainer at the time the board member became emeritus and a per meeting attended fee of one-half the amount paid to board members. The funds' emeritus program was discontinued for current board members in November 2021.

The aggregate amount of fees received from the funds by each current board member and emeritus board member for the funds' last fiscal years, and by all funds in the fund complex (which comprises registered investment companies for which BNYM Investment Adviser or an affiliate of BNYM Investment Adviser serves as investment adviser) for which such person was a board member, advisory board member or emeritus board member during 2023, were as follows:

         
 

Independent Board Members

Fund

Joseph S. DiMartino

Francine J. Bovich

Peggy C. Davis

Michael D. DiLecce+

         

BNYMAD
(8/31 fiscal year end)

$40,768

N/A

$32,614

$27,522

BNYMAD
(10/31 fiscal year end)

$34,965

N/A

$27,972

$28,322

BNYMAF

$48,742

$38,994

$38,994

N/A

BNYMIF

$43,083

N/A

$34,466

$35,061

BNYMIFV
(10/31 fiscal year end)

$6,768

N/A

$5,414

$5,497

BNYMIFV
(12/31 fiscal year end)

$7,709

N/A

$6,168

$1,404

BNYMIFVI

$3,230

N/A

$2,584

$2,629

BNYMMIF

$19,143

N/A

$15,314

$15,573

BNYMNJMBF

$3,939

N/A

$3,151

$764

BNYMNYAFMBF

$5,800

$4,703

$4,703

N/A

BNYMOMSF

$10,788

$8,630

$8,630

N/A

BNYMRGF

$16,746

N/A

$13,397

$2,857

BNYMWGF

$24,669

$20,033

$20,033

N/A

GMMF

$58,744

$47,673

$47,673

N/A

GMMMFI

$16,883

$13,706

$13,706

N/A

GNYMMMF

$2,814

$2,287

$2,287

N/A

         

Total compensation from the funds and
fund complex (*)

$1,168,125
(92)

$601,500
(53)

$320,500
(32)

$178,500
(22)

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Independent Board Members

Fund

Gina D. France

Joan L. Gulley

Nathan Leventhal

Robin A. Melvin

         

BNYMAD
(8/31 fiscal year end)

$32,614

$32,614

N/A

$32,614

BNYMAD
(10/31 fiscal year end)

$28,322

$28,322

N/A

$28,322

BNYMAF

N/A

N/A

$38,994

$38,994

BNYMIF

$35,061

$35,061

N/A

$35,061

BNYMIFV
(10/31 fiscal year end)

$5,497

$5,497

N/A

$5,497

BNYMIFV
(12/31 fiscal year end)

$5,814

$6,168

N/A

$6,168

BNYMIFVI

$2,629

$2,629

N/A

$2,629

BNYMMIF

$15,573

$15,573

N/A

$15,573

BNYMNJMBF

$2,977

$3,151

N/A

$3,151

BNYMNYAFMBF

N/A

N/A

$4,703

$4,703

BNYMOMSF

N/A

N/A

$8,630

$8,630

BNYMRGF

$12,604

$13,397

N/A

$13,397

BNYMWGF

N/A

N/A

$20,033

$20,033

GMMF

N/A

N/A

$47,673

$47,673

GMMMFI

N/A

N/A

$13,706

$13,706

GNYMMMF

N/A

N/A

$2,287

$2,287

         

Total compensation from the funds and
fund complex (*)

$181,500
(22)

$349,500
(39)

$399,500
(32)

$745,500
(71)

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Emeritus Board Members

Fund

Diane Dunst++

David P. Feldman+++

Ehud Houminer+++

Lynn Martin+++

Martin Peretz+++

           

BNYMAD
(8/31 fiscal year end)

N/A

$17,223

$17,223

$17,223

$13,274

BNYMAD
(10/31 fiscal year end)

N/A

$14,775

$14,775

$14,775

$11,437

BNYMAF

$20,896

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

BNYMIF

N/A

$18,219

$18,219

$18,219

$14,294

BNYMIFV
(10/31 fiscal year end)

N/A

$2,862

$2,862

$2,862

$2,239

BNYMIFV
(12/31 fiscal year end)

N/A

$3,205

$3,018

$3,205

$1,927

BNYMIFVI

N/A

N/A

N/A

$1,366

$1,068

BNYMMIF

N/A

$8,094

$8,094

$8,094

$6,340

BNYMNJMBF

N/A

$1,637

$1,549

$1,637

$963

BNYMNYAFMBF

$2,485

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

BNYMOMSOF

$4,626

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

BNYMRGF

N/A

$6,960

$6,529

$6,960

$4,284

BNYMWGF

$10,578

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GMMF

$25,177

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GMMMFI

$7,235

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

GNYMMMF

$1,205

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

           

Total compensation from the funds and fund complex (*)

$75,000
(10)

$92,500
(22)

$172,500
(39)

$92,500
(22)

$72,500
(22)

 Amounts shown do not include expenses reimbursed to board members for attending board meetings. Amounts shown also do not include the costs of office space, office supplies and secretarial services, which are paid by the funds (allocated based on net assets), which, in 2023, for the funds ranged from $10 to $3,225 ($27,506 for all funds).

* Represents the number of separate portfolios comprising the investment companies in the fund complex, including the funds, for which the board member or emeritus board member served in 2023.

+ Mr. DiLecce served as an advisory board member to each of BNYMAD, BNYMIF, BNYMIFV, BNYMIFVI, BNYMMIF, BNYMNJMBF, BNYMRGF, BNYMSIF, and BNYMVIF from October 2022 until he was elected to the board of each fund, effective January 1, 2024. While serving as an advisory board member, Mr. DiLecce received compensation from the applicable funds for attending board meetings in an advisory role.

++ Emeritus board member of BNYMAF, BNYMNYAFMBF, BNYMOMSF, BNYMWGF, GMMF, GMMMF and GNYMMMF.

+++ Emeritus board member of BNYMAD, BNYMIF, BNYMIFV, BNYMIFVI, BNYMMIF, BNYMNJMBF, BNYMRGF, BNYMSIF and BNYMVIF.

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OFFICERS

     

Name
Year of Birth
Position Since

Principal Occupation During Past 5 Years

Number of Investment Companies (Portfolios) in the Fund Complex* for which the Officer serves as an Officer

     

David DiPetrillo
1978
President
20191

Vice President and Director of BNYM Investment Adviser since February 2021; Head of North America Distribution, BNY Mellon Investment Management since February 2023; and Head of North America Product, BNY Mellon Investment Management from January 2018 to February 2023

53 (99)

James Windels
1958
Treasurer
20015

Director of BNYM Investment Adviser since February 2023; Vice President of BNYM Investment Adviser since September 2020; and Director – BNY Mellon Fund Administration

54 (117)

Peter M. Sullivan
1968
Chief Legal Officer, Vice President and Assistant Secretary
20192

Chief Legal Officer of BNYM Investment Adviser and Associate General Counsel of BNY Mellon since July 2021; Senior Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon from December 2020 to July 2021; and Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon from March 2009 to December 2020

54 (117)

James Bitetto
1966
Vice President and Secretary
20053

Senior Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon since December 2019; Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon from April 2014 to December 2019; and Secretary of BNYM Investment Adviser

54 (117)

Deirdre Cunnane
1990
Vice President and Assistant Secretary
2019

Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon since December 2021; and Counsel of BNY Mellon from August 2018 to December 2021

54 (117)

Sarah S. Kelleher
1975
Vice President and Assistant Secretary
2014

Vice President of BNY Mellon ETF Investment Adviser, LLC since February 2020; Senior Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon since September 2021; and Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon from December 2017 to September 2021

54 (117)

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Name
Year of Birth

Position Since

Principal Occupation During Past 5 Years

Number of Investment Companies (Portfolios) in the Fund Complex* for which the Officer serves as an Officer

     

Jeff S. Prusnofsky
1965
Vice President and Assistant Secretary
2005

Senior Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon

54 (117)

Amanda Quinn
1985
Vice President and Assistant Secretary
2020

Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon since March 2024; Counsel of BNY Mellon from June 2019 to February 2024; and Regulatory Administration Manager at BNY Mellon Investment Management Services from September 2018 to May 2019

54 (117)

Joanne Skerrett
1971
Vice President and Assistant Secretary
2023

Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon since June 2022; and Senior Counsel with the Mutual Fund Directors Forum, a leading funds industry organization, from 2016 to June 2022 

54 (117)

Natalya Zelensky
1985
Vice President and Assistant Secretary
2017

Chief Compliance Officer since August 2021 and Vice President since February 2020 of BNY Mellon ETF Investment Adviser, LLC; Chief Compliance Officer since August 2021 and Vice President and Assistant Secretary since February 2020 of BNY Mellon ETF Trust; Managing Counsel of BNY Mellon from December 2019 to August 2021; Counsel of BNY Mellon from May 2016 to December 2019; and Assistant Secretary of BNYM Investment Adviser from April 2018 to August 2021

54 (117)

Daniel Goldstein
1969
Vice President
2022

Head of Product Development of North America Distribution, BNY Mellon Investment Management since January 2018; Executive Vice President of North America Product, BNY Mellon Investment Management since April 2023; and Senior Vice President, Development & Oversight of North America Product, BNY Mellon Investment Management from 2010 to March 2023

53 (99)

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Name
Year of Birth

Position Since

Principal Occupation During Past 5 Years

Number of Investment Companies (Portfolios) in the Fund Complex* for which the Officer serves as an Officer

     

Joseph Martella
1976
Vice President
2022

Vice President of BNYM Investment Adviser since December 2022; Head of Product Management of North America Distribution, BNY Mellon Investment Management since January 2018; Executive Vice President of North America Product, BNY Mellon Investment Management since April 2023; and Senior Vice President of North America Product, BNY Mellon Investment Management from 2010 to March 2023

53 (99)

Gavin C. Reilly
1968
Assistant Treasurer
2005

Tax Manager – BNY Mellon Fund Administration

54 (117)

Robert Salviolo
1967
Assistant Treasurer
2007

Senior Accounting Manager – BNY Mellon Fund Administration

54 (117)

Robert Svagna
1967
Assistant Treasurer
20024

Senior Accounting Manager – BNY Mellon Fund Administration

54 (117)

Joseph W. Connolly
1957
CCO
2004

Chief Compliance Officer of the BNY Mellon Family of Funds and BNY Mellon Funds Trust since 2004; and Chief Compliance Officer of BNYM Investment Adviser from 2004 until June 2021

53 (104)

Caridad M. Carosella
1968
Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer
2016

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer of the BNY Mellon Family of Funds and BNY Mellon Funds Trust

47 (110)

* "Fund Complex" comprises registered investment companies for which BNYM Investment Adviser or an affiliate of BNYM Investment Adviser serves as investment adviser.

1 President since January 2021; previously, Vice President.

2 Chief Legal Officer since July 2021.

3 Vice President and Secretary since 2018; previously, Vice President and Assistant Secretary.

4 With respect to BNYMAF, BNYMNYAFMBF and BNYMWGF only. With respect to BNYMIFVI, Mr. Svagna has held his position since 2003; for other funds, since 2005.

5 With respect to BNYMIFVI, Mr. Windels has held his position since 2003.

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Each officer serves until his or her respective successor has been duly elected and qualified or until his or her earlier death, resignation, retirement or removal. The address of each officer is 240 Greenwich Street, New York, New York 10286.

CERTAIN PORTFOLIO MANAGER INFORMATION
(not applicable to money market funds)

The following table lists the number and types of accounts (including the funds) advised by each fund's primary portfolio manager(s) and assets under management in those accounts as of the end of the last fiscal year of the funds they manage. If a portfolio manager is a primary portfolio manager for multiple funds with different fiscal year ends, information is provided as of the most recent last fiscal year end of the relevant funds, except if otherwise indicated.

               

Primary
Portfolio Manager

Registered Investment Companies

Total Assets Managed

Other Pooled Investment Vehicles

Total Assets Managed

Other Accounts

Total Assets Managed

             

John C. Bailer

8

$6.7B

6

$391M

35

$6.6B

Daniel Barton

3

$746.8M

None

N/A

None

N/A

Karen Behr

8

$4.5B

6

$63M

17

$1.8B

E. Todd Briddell

1

$259M

None

N/A

None

N/A

Jeffrey Burger

10

$3.4B

None

N/A

409

$2.1B

Thomas Casey

7

$3.6B

None

N/A

529

$2.4B

Parmeshwar Chadha

1

$118.4M

4

$1.5B

None

N/A

Martin Chambers

1

$16.9M

7

$839M

None

N/A

Alan R. Christensen

5

$3.5B

2

$200M

70

$5.4B

 

Catherine Crain

4

$3.4B

2

$200M

104

$9.1B

 

Howard Cunningham

2

$139.6M

6

$1.6B

2

$60M

Dimitri Curtil

14

$4.0B

140

$7.6B

22

$2.3B

Brian C. Ferguson

8

$6.7B

6

$391M

34

$4.8B

David France

123

$118B

118

$114B

64

$118.3B

Dean Frankel

5

$655M

7

$399M

40

$5.0B

Todd Frysinger

123

$118B

118

$114B

64

$118.3B

Peter D. Goslin1

4

$1.4B

2

$584.5M

5

$784.8M

Keith Howell

7

$6.3B

6

$391M

35

$5.5B

Ella Hoxha2

None

N/A

None

N/A

None

N/A

Patrick Kent

5

$1.6B

3

$154M

9

$803M

Gentry Lee

5

$3.5B

11

$1.6B

93

$9.2B

Andrew Leger

8

$2.9B

4

$185M

18

$1.7B

James A. Lydotes

7

$933M

4

$54M

8

$879M

Aron Pataki

1

$2.0B

7

$6.1B

3

$591M

Jonathan Piskorowski

4

$1.2B

None

N/A

7

$771M

John R. Porter III

9

$4.5B

6

$63M

21

$6.6B

Daniel Rabasco

15

$6.6B

None

N/A

60

$2.5B

Lisa M. Sampson

2

$461M

None

N/A

None

N/A

Christopher Sarofim

4

$3.4B

2

$200M

8

$1.5B

Charles Sheedy

4

$3.4B

11

$1.6B

40

$1.7B

Vlasta Sheremeta

123

$118B

118

$114B

64

$118.3B

James Stavena

18

$4.4B

142

$8.2B

27

$3.5B

Michael Stoll

123

$118B

118

$114B

64

$118.3B

Marlene Walker Smith

123

$118B

118

$114B

64

$118.3B

Andrew Warwick

2

$2.0B

5

$6.0B

1

$400M

Torrey Zaches

17

$4.4B

137

$6.8B

24

$3.3B

Robert C. Zeuthen

6

$4.3B

None

N/A

16

$2.6B

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1 Because Mr. Goslin became a primary portfolio manager of BNYMLCEF as of October 23, 2023, his information is as of September 30, 2023.

2 Ms. Hoxha became a primary portfolio manager of BNYMGDBIF as of December 2023.

The following table provides information on accounts managed (included within the table above) by each primary portfolio manager that are subject to performance-based advisory fees.

       

Primary
Portfolio Manager

Type of Account

Number of Accounts
Subject to Performance Fees

Total Assets of Accounts Subject to Performance Fees

       

John C. Bailer

Other Accounts

4

$104M

Daniel Barton

None

N/A

N/A

Karen Behr

Other Accounts

1

$44M

E. Todd Briddell

None

N/A

N/A

Jeffrey Burger

None

N/A

N/A

Thomas Casey

None

N/A

N/A

Parmeshwar Chadha

None

N/A

N/A

Martin Chambers

None

N/A

N/A

Alan R. Christensen

None

N/A

N/A

Catherine P. Crain

None

N/A

N/A

Howard Cunningham

None

N/A

N/A

Dimitri Curtil

Other Pooled Investment Vehicles

2

$278.2M

Brian C. Ferguson

Other Accounts

4

$104M

David France

None

N/A

N/A

Dean Frankel

Other Accounts

4

$464M

Todd Frysinger

None

N/A

N/A

Peter D. Goslin

Other Accounts

2

$679.2M

Keith Howell

Other Accounts

4

$104M

Ella Hoxha

None

N/A

N/A

Patrick Kent

Other Accounts

2

$81M

Gentry Lee

None

N/A

N/A

Andrew Leger

Other Accounts

2

$81M

James A. Lydotes

None

N/A

N/A

Aron Pataki

None

N/A

N/A

Jonathan Piskorowski

None

N/A

N/A

John R. Porter III

Other Accounts

1

$44M

Daniel Rabasco

None

N/A

N/A

Lisa M. Sampson

None

N/A

N/A

Christopher Sarofim

None

N/A

N/A

Charles Sheedy

None

N/A

N/A

Vlasta Sheremeta

None

N/A

N/A

James Stavena

Other Pooled Investment Vehicles

3

$354.4M

Michael Stoll

None

N/A

N/A

Marlene Walker Smith

None

N/A

N/A

Andrew Warwick

None

N/A

N/A

Torrey Zaches

Other Pooled Investment Vehicles

2

$246.3M

Robert C. Zeuthen

Other Accounts

1

$46M

The following table lists the dollar range of fund shares beneficially owned by the primary portfolio manager(s) as of the end of the fund's last fiscal year, except if otherwise indicated.

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Primary Portfolio Manager

Fund

Dollar Range of Fund Shares Beneficially Owned

     

John C. Bailer

BNYMDVF

$50,001-$100,000