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Power of Attorney Appointment and Indemnification Agreement Instructions

In order to appoint an individual to act on your behalf, please complete the Power of Attorney Appointment and Indemnification Agreement. Please note the following important instructions:

  • Provide your name and address as well as the name, address and daytime telephone number of the Attorney-in-Fact.
  • List the fund name(s) and account number(s).
    • Note: Multiple accounts with the same registration may be listed, but only one Attorney-In-Fact may be selected per form.
  • The Attorney-In-Fact must sign the form in the "Attorney-In-Fact" section and have his/her signature notarized.
  • Sign your name in the "Principal" section and have your signature notarized.

Once established on your account, the Attorney-In-Fact must sign his/her name followed by "Attorney-In-Fact" on all written transactions, including redemption checks.


Please mail the completed form to:
For registered/certified mail please mail to:
Dreyfus Shareholder Services
P.O. Box 9879
Providence, RI 02940-8079
Dreyfus Shareholder Services
4400 Computer Drive
Westborough, MA 01581

Upon receipt of the completed form in proper order, we will process your request.

At Dreyfus, we appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your financial needs. If you have any further questions, please contact us.

Power of Attorney Appointment and Indemnification Agreement

Download a prospectus for more complete information on any Dreyfus fund, including management fees, charges, expenses, and share classes, as applicable. Please read it carefully before you invest.

The Transfer Agent has adopted standards and procedures pursuant to which Signature Guarantees in proper form generally will be accepted from domestic banks, brokers, dealers, credit unions, national securities exchanges, registered securities associations, clearing agencies and savings associations. Signature Guarantees will also generally be accepted from financial institutions participating in the New York Stock Exchange Medallion Signature Program (MSP), the Securities Transfer Agents Medallion Program (STAMP) and the Stock Exchanges Medallion Program (SEMP) provided the transaction amount does not exceed the guarantor's surety bond coverage. The Alpha Prefix obtained for the Medallion Guarantee must cover the entire transaction request. Notarization by a Notary Public is not an acceptable guarantee.