Pershing and Merrill Lynch last week announced that Pershing will make Merrill's family of 70 mutual funds available on its supermarket, reaching 4.7 million investors through 850 broker/dealers.

"As we expand our third-party distribution efforts, we are pleased to partner with such a premier firm as Pershing," said Daniel J. Dart, chief operating officer for Merrill Lynch's third-party retail business.

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