CIBC Mellon’s Preparations for a Possible Canada Post Service Disruption

October 17, 2018

CIBC Mellon is actively monitoring reports of a potential disruption to Canada Post services due to a labour dispute between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). We are aware that CUPW has issued a strike notice to Canada Post, which means a postal service disruption could begin as early as Monday, October 22, 2018.

CIBC Mellon will keep clients apprised regarding potential impacts to CIBC Mellon’s services. The large majority of day-to-day asset servicing activities managed through CIBC Mellon are conducted electronically, by fax or courier, and will not be impacted if a service disruption does occur, however, we have developed contingency plans where necessary.

If you have additional questions about CIBC Mellon’s plans should a postal service disruption occur, please contact your CIBC Mellon Service Director or Relationship Manager at any time.

This article is provided for general information purposes only and CIBC Mellon and its affiliates make no representations or warranties as to its accuracy or completeness, nor do any of them take any responsibility for third parties to which reference may be made. This article should not be regarded as legal, accounting, investment, financial or other professional advice nor is it intended for such use.

About CIBC Mellon

CIBC Mellon is a Canadian company exclusively focused on the investment servicing needs of Canadian institutional investors and international institutional investors into Canada. Founded in 1996, CIBC Mellon is 50-50 jointly owned by The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). CIBC Mellon's investment servicing solutions for institutions and corporations are provided in close collaboration with our parent companies, and include custody, multicurrency accounting, fund administration, recordkeeping, pension services, exchange-traded fund services, securities lending services, foreign exchange processing and settlement, and treasury services.

As at June 30, 2018, CIBC Mellon had more than C$2 trillion of assets under administration on behalf of banks, pension funds, investment funds, corporations, governments, insurance companies, foreign insurance trusts, foundations and global financial institutions whose clients invest in Canada. CIBC Mellon is part of the BNY Mellon network, which as at September 30, 2018 had US$34.5 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration. CIBC Mellon is a licensed user of the CIBC trade-mark and certain BNY Mellon trade-marks, is the corporate brand of CIBC Mellon Global Securities Services Company and CIBC Mellon Trust Company, and may be used as a generic term to refer to either or both companies.

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