Annualized,pro forma,projected and estimated numbers are used for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") a Registration Statement on Form S4 that will include a Joint Proxy Statement of M and Hudson City and a Prospectus of M as well as other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction. Shareholders of M and Hudson City are urged to read the Registration Statement and the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus regarding the Merger when it becomes available and any other relevant documents filed with the SEC, as well as any amendments or supplements to those documents, because they will contain important information.
M and Hudson City and certain of their directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the shareholders of M and Hudson City in connection with the proposed merger. Information about the directors and executive officers of M and their ownership of M common stock is set forth in the proxy statement for M 2012 annual meeting of shareholders, as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A on March 7, 2012. Information about the directors and executive officers of Hudson City and their ownership of Hudson City common stock is set forth in the proxy statement for Hudson City's 2012 annual meeting of shareholders, as filed with the SEC on Schedule 14A on March 19, 2012. Additional information regarding the interests of those participants and other persons who may be deemed participants in the transaction may be obtained by reading the Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus regarding the proposed merger when it becomes available. Free copies of this document may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.