The Bank of New York Selected by Genesys S.A. for Its Listed ADR Program

NEW YORK, April 26 /PR Newswire Interactive Release/ -- The Bank of New

York announced today that it has been selected by Genesys S.A. as the

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bank of New York

depositary bank for its sponsored American depositary receipt (ADR) program.
 Each Genesys S.A. ADR will represent one-half (1/2) of one ordinary share. The
 ADRs will trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GNSY."  The company's shares
 are listed on the Paris Bourse.
     Genesys S.A., after having merged with Vialog Corporation on March 23,
 2001, is one of the world's leading specialist providers of interactive group
 communications services.   The combined company has a strong global presence,
 having positions in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region,
 with expertise in the global conferencing and communications market.
     The Bank of New York is the world's largest depositary for American and
 global depositary receipts allowing non-U.S. companies to offer
 dollar-denominated securities to investors worldwide.  The Bank currently
 issues depositary receipts for more than 1,400 programs representing
 70 countries and accounts for 65% of all public sponsored depositary receipt
 programs.
     This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to
 buy any securities.  The offering is made only by means of the prospectus.
 
     The Bank of New York was founded in 1784 by Alexander Hamilton and is the
 nation's oldest bank.  It is the principal subsidiary of The Bank of New York
 Company, Inc. (NYSE:   BK), a financial holding company.  With over $73 billion
 in total assets as of March 31, 2001, the Company provides a complete range of
 banking and other financial services to corporations and individuals worldwide
 through its basic businesses, namely, Securities Servicing and Global Payment
 Services, Corporate Banking, BNY Asset Management and Private Client Services,
 Retail Banking, and Global Market Services.  Additional information on the
 Company is available at http://www.bankofny.com.
 
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depositary bank for its sponsored American depositary receipt (ADR) program.
 Each Genesys S.A. ADR will represent one-half (1/2) of one ordinary share. The
 ADRs will trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol "GNSY."  The company's shares
 are listed on the Paris Bourse.
     Genesys S.A., after having merged with Vialog Corporation on March 23,
 2001, is one of the world's leading specialist providers of interactive group
 communications services.   The combined company has a strong global presence,
 having positions in the United States, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region,
 with expertise in the global conferencing and communications market.
     The Bank of New York is the world's largest depositary for American and
 global depositary receipts allowing non-U.S. companies to offer
 dollar-denominated securities to investors worldwide.  The Bank currently
 issues depositary receipts for more than 1,400 programs representing
 70 countries and accounts for 65% of all public sponsored depositary receipt
 programs.
     This announcement is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to
 buy any securities.  The offering is made only by means of the prospectus.
 
     The Bank of New York was founded in 1784 by Alexander Hamilton and is the
 nation's oldest bank.  It is the principal subsidiary of The Bank of New York
 Company, Inc. (NYSE:   BK), a financial holding company.  With over $73 billion
 in total assets as of March 31, 2001, the Company provides a complete range of
 banking and other financial services to corporations and individuals worldwide
 through its basic businesses, namely, Securities Servicing and Global Payment
 Services, Corporate Banking, BNY Asset Management and Private Client Services,
 Retail Banking, and Global Market Services.  Additional information on the
 Company is available at http://www.bankofny.com.
 
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