President's Report

December 29, 2005

2005: A Year of Accomplishment

We have completed a year in which the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York achieved a number of distinct and transforming accomplishments.

Completed SEC Registration

One of the most significant and transforming of the accomplishments occurred in late August. After three years of preparation and hard work, the registration of the Bank’s stock under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was declared effective by the SEC. The Home Loan Bank became one of only two banks in the Home Loan Bank System to satisfy the registration requirements of the SEC within the time frame set by our regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Board.

The Home Loan Bank’s filings with the SEC are available on the SEC’s “EDGAR” system, accessed at http://www.sec.gov/edgar.shtml. If you have not done so, I encourage you to review these reports containing detailed financial and other information about the Bank.

Completed Capital Exchange

With the completion of the SEC registration process, the Home Loan Bank then proceeded with the implementation of the new Capital Plan. Prior to the opening of business on December 1, outstanding shares of capital stock owned by the Home Loan Bank of New York’s community member stockholders were automatically exchanged for shares of the Bank’s new Class B stock. The new Capital Plan was mandated by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, and more closely ties member capital requirements with advance usage.

Improved Financial Results

In addition and more importantly, the Home Loan Bank continued to achieve solid financial results in 2005. The Bank manages to a risk/reward profile that generates sustainable and predictable earnings. For example, we continued with a low-risk, tightly controlled, conservative approach to investing in Mortgage-Backed Securities. At the same time, we also remained a member-focused, advances-oriented Home Loan Bank: approximately 75% of the assets of the Bank are in the form of advances to our members. Only a few other Home Loans rival this high percentage. Further, advance demand has remained solid. In November 2005, advances averaged $60.9 billion, down slightly (about $600 million) from October 2005. We ended the month with $61.4 billion in advances on our books.

Product innovation has continued in the area of advances. In June, the Bank introduced the Fed Funds Floating Rate Advance, a new adjustable alternative for members. The "Fed Funds Floater" Advance is designed to help fund a portion of members' cash positions. The product’s rate is tied to the Fed Funds rate and resets daily.

The Home Loan Bank also furthered its record of providing a fair return on our members’ capital investment. In fact, profits improved over 2004 and the Home Loan Bank is now providing among the highest capital investment returns in the Bank System. At the same time, the level of pre-dividend retained earnings increased more than 22% from the 2004 year-end balance to approximately $273 million at the end of November.

As we total up the results for the full year, I want to express my personal appreciation to each stockholder for the business you brought to the Bank in 2005. We are here to help our members play a key role in the delivery of housing and community financing.

With an outstanding Board of Directors, a solid management team, and a dedicated staff, we have set the course and put in place the plans that have made the FHLBNY an exemplary organization. The Home Loan Bank team is dedicated to providing quality services, and we look forward to maintaining a high level of service in 2006.

In closing, we value your relationship with the Home Loan Bank and we are ready to assist you in meeting your commitments to your customers. And we appreciate the opportunity to serve you.

All of us at the Home Loan Bank wish you and yours the very best in 2006!

 

Sincerely,
Alfred A. DelliBovi
President & CEO


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Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This report may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based upon our current expectations and speak only as of the date hereof. These statements may use forward-looking terms, such as “projected,” “expects,” “may,” or their negatives or other variations of these terms. The Bank cautions that, by their nature, forward-looking statements involve risk or uncertainty and that actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements or could affect the extent to which a particular objective, projection, estimate, or prediction is realized. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, regulatory and accounting rule adjustments or requirements, changes in interest rates, changes in projected business volumes, changes in prepayment speeds on mortgage assets, the cost of our funding, changes in our membership profile, the withdrawal of one or more large members, competitive pressures, shifts in demand for our products, and general economic conditions. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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