This excerpt taken from the BK DEF 14A filed Mar 14, 2008.
Special Equity Awards Granted Following the Merger
Effective July 23, 2007, the committee granted to the named executives various special equity awards relating to the merger. The new committee approved these awards on the basis of recommendations of the committees of Mellon and Bank of New York before the merger. The following table sets forth the details relating to these awards. Additional details relating to these awards are included in the Grants of Plan-Based Awards Table and the Outstanding Equity Awards at Fiscal Year-End table below.