2003 Annual Bonus : BK


1. PURPOSE. The purpose of the 2004 Management Incentive Compensation Plan of
The Bank of New York Company, Inc. (the "Plan") is to promote the financial
interests of The Bank of New York Company, Inc. (the "Company") and its
subsidiaries, including its growth, by (i) attracting and retaining officers and
key personnel possessing outstanding ability; (ii) motivating officers and key
personnel by means of performance-related incentives; and (iii) providing
incentive compensation opportunities which are competitive with those of other
major banking companies.

2. DEFINITIONS. The following definitions are applicable to the Plan:

"Average Shareholders' Equity" means the average of the daily amounts
of shareholders' equity during the Plan Year as shown on the Company's
consolidated balance sheet.

"Board of Directors" means the Board of Directors of the Company.

"Compensation Committee" means the Compensation and Organization
Committee of the Board of Directors.

"Covered Employee" means, for any Plan Year, the Company's Chief
Executive Officer (or an individual acting in such capacity) and any
employee of the Company or its subsidiaries who, in the discretion of the
Committee for purposes of determining those employees who are "covered
employees" under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, is likely to
be among the four other highest compensated officers of the Company for
such Plan Year.

"Incentive Fund" means the amount available for awards under the Plan
with respect to each Plan Year. Such amount shall in no event, however,
exceed 10% of the amount by which Income exceeds 7% of the Average
Shareholders' Equity for the Plan Year.

"Income" for any year means the consolidated net income of the Company
for such year, as reported to shareholders. This amount shall be adjusted
to exclude to the extent, if any, determined by the Compensation Committee,
unusual or non-recurring items of income and expense.

"Participant" means an employee of the Company or its subsidiaries who
is selected to participate in the Plan.

"Plan Year" means the calendar year.

3. ADMINISTRATION. The Plan shall be administered by the Compensation
Committee, which shall in no event have as a member a person entitled to an
award under the Plan. A majority of the Compensation Committee shall constitute
a quorum, and the acts of a majority of the members present, or acts approved in
writing by a majority of the Compensation Committee without a meeting, shall be
the acts of the Compensation Committee.

Subject to the express provisions of the Plan, the Compensation Committee shall
have authority to:

(i) select the Participants;

(ii) determine the size of the awards to be made under the Plan,
subject to Section 5 hereof; and

(iii) establish from time to time regulations for the administration
of the Plan, interpret the Plan, and make all determinations deemed
necessary or advisable for the administration of the Plan.

4. PARTICIPATION. Participants in the Plan shall be selected for each Plan Year
from those employees of the Company and its subsidiaries who have contributed,
or have the capacity for contributing, in a substantial measure to the
successful performance of the Company for that Plan Year. No director who is not
an employee of the Company or any of its subsidiaries may be a Participant in
the Plan. No employee shall at any time have a right to be selected as a
Participant in the Plan for any Plan Year, to be entitled automatically to an
award, nor, having been selected as a Participant for one Plan Year, to be a
Participant in any other Plan Year.

5. MAXIMUM AMOUNT AVAILABLE FOR AWARDS. The maximum amount which may be paid as
awards for any Plan Year shall be limited to the amount of the Incentive Fund
for that year. If the accounting rules or


principles to which the Company is subject are changed, or if the Company elects
to change its method of accounting, after the effective date of the Plan so as
to materially change, in the judgment of the Compensation Committee, the manner
in which Income is determined, the Compensation Committee may make such
adjustments as it deems advisable in order to arrive at substantially the same
amounts as would have been derived if the accounting rules, principles or
methods applicable on the effective date of the Plan were in effect. The amount
of the Incentive Fund shall be computed by the Company in accordance with the

6. DETERMINATION OF AWARDS. Subject to the provisions of Section 5 hereof, (i)
the Compensation Committee shall determine the total amount of awards for each
Plan Year, and (ii) the Compensation Committee (or its delegate, with respect to
non-Covered Employees) shall determine the award for each Participant, taking
into consideration, as it deems appropriate, the individual performance for the
Plan Year of the Participant.

7. AWARDS TO COVERED EMPLOYEES. Notwithstanding anything contained herein to
the contrary, the award for any Plan Year to a Participant who is a Covered
Employee may be determined on the basis of the achievement by (a) the Company of
a target total shareholder return, earnings per share or stock price, or (b) the
Company or a specified business unit of (i) a specified target operating or net
income, return on assets or business diversification, (ii) a specified target
return on equity, (iii) one or more operating ratios or results, (iv) market
share, (v) cash flow, (vi) expense or cost control, (vii) favorable comparison
to competitors, or (viii) the accomplishment of or the meeting of thresholds
related to mergers, acquisitions, dispositions or similar extraordinary business
transactions, or any combination of the above. If an award is made on such
basis, the Compensation Committee shall establish such goals prior to the
beginning of the Plan Year (or such later date as may be prescribed by the
Internal Revenue Service for purposes of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue
Code). The Compensation Committee may, in its discretion, reduce or eliminate an
award to a Covered Employee, notwithstanding the achievement of a specified
target. Awards to each Covered Employee for each Plan Year will be limited to
0.2% of the Company's pre-tax income for such Plan Year as reported to
shareholders. An award for a Plan Year to a Participant who is a Covered
Employee may, in the discretion of the Compensation Committee, provide that in
the event of the Participant's termination of employment during the Plan Year
for any reason, such award will be payable only (A) if the applicable target is
achieved and (B) to the extent, if any, as the Compensation Committee shall
determine. Any award paid with respect to a Plan Year under this Section shall
not be subject to the provisions of Section 5, 6 or 9 hereof, but shall reduce
the amount of the Incentive Fund for such Plan Year.

8. PAYMENT OF AWARDS. Awards under the Plan shall be paid in cash within 90
days of the close of the Plan Year. An award to a Participant who is a Covered
Employee may, in the discretion of the Compensation Committee, be paid in whole
or in part with restricted shares of common stock of the Company ("Stock") to be
awarded under The Bank of New York Company, Inc. 1999 Long-Term Incentive Plan
or any successor plan. The number of restricted shares so awarded shall be
determined by dividing the dollar value of the award to be paid in Stock by the
closing price of the Stock on the New York Stock Exchange (the "NYSE") at the
NYSE's official closing time on the date the award is paid or, if there are no
sales of Stock on the NYSE on such date, the closing price of the Stock on the
last previous day on which a sale on the NYSE is reported. An award to a
non-Covered Employee Participant made to a person employed at a non-U.S. office
of the Company or subsidiary thereof may by made in such tax-advantaged non-cash
form (not including Company securities or derivatives thereof) as may be
authorized by the Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

9. TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT. A Participant shall not be entitled to receive
payment of an award, unless the Compensation Committee determines otherwise, if
at any time prior to payment of the award (i) the Participant's employment
terminates for any reason, including retirement, or (ii) the Participant gives
or receives notice of termination for any reason, including retirement.

10. NO ASSIGNMENTS AND TRANSFERS. A Participant shall not assign, encumber or
transfer his rights and interests under the Plan and any attempt to do so shall
render those rights and interests null and void.

11. NO RIGHTS TO AWARDS OR EMPLOYMENT. No employee of the Company or its
subsidiaries or other person shall have any claim or right to be granted an
award under this Plan. Neither the Plan nor any action taken thereunder shall be
construed as giving any employee any right to be retained in the employ of the
Company or its subsidiaries.


12. WITHHOLDING TAX. The Company shall deduct from all amounts paid any taxes
required by law to be withheld with respect to such payments.

13. AMENDMENT OR TERMINATION. The Board of Directors may amend, suspend or
terminate the Plan or any portion thereof at any time.

14. EFFECTIVE DATE. The Plan shall be effective as of January 1, 2004.

15. TERM. Subject to earlier termination pursuant to the provisions of Section
13, the Plan shall have a term of ten years from its effective date.