Mellon Financial’s Dreyfus subsidiary has promoted Thomas F. Eggers from chief operating officer and president to chief executive officer and Jon Little from CEO of Mellon Global Investments to Dreyfus chairman.

The two are succeeding Steve Canter, who is retiring. The promotions take effect Dec. 31.

Patrice Kozlowski, a spokeswoman for the firm, said the changes have nothing to do with the merger between Mellon and The Bank of New York.

Eggers became Dreyfus’ chief operating officer in April; he had rejoined the company a year earlier as its president, a job he had held from October 2001 through May 2002. He left at that time to become president and CEO of Scudder Investments.

Little will remain co-chairman of Mellon International, which he joined in July 2000. Before that, he was head of sales and distribution for JPMorgan Investment Management’s international fund and sub-advisory businesses outside the U.S.

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