November 17, 2011
FHLBNY Declares a 4.00% Dividend for the Third Quarter of 2011
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (“FHLBNY”) is pleased to announce that, on November 17, 2011, its Board of Directors approved a dividend rate for the third quarter of 2011 of 4.00% (annualized). The FHLBNY’s dividend rate for the second quarter of 2011 was 4.50%. The dollar amount of the third quarter of 2011 dividend will be approximately $47.2 million. The cash dividend will be distributed to member financial institutions on November 18, 2011.
“The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is an advances bank, and by maintaining our focus on providing our members with liquidity when they need it, we continue to perform well,” said Alfred A. DelliBovi, president and CEO of the FHLBNY. “As a result, we have been able to continue to provide our members with a strong dividend.”
In determining the dividend, FHLBNY earnings for the third quarter were supplemented by the FHLBNY’s unrestricted retained earnings in order to achieve a payout close to that intended by the FHLBNY’s Board and management. Earnings for the quarter were impacted by lower margins on FHLBNY advances and certain investments, as well as unrealized losses on derivatives, hedging activities, and debt held at fair value. After the dividend payment, unrestricted retained earnings as of September 30, 2011 will be approximately $653 million, which exceeds all internal and external requirements. The FHLBNY will continue to maintain retained earnings at calibrated levels to help ensure future regulatory compliance and provide additional protection for the capital investment of its stockholders.
Primarily due to the effects of conforming with certain complex accounting rules, please note that the FHLBNY Board intends to continue to vote on dividend declarations at least six weeks (or longer) after the close of the calendar quarter.
The FHLBNY filed its Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2011 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 10, 2011. The document is available at the “EDGAR” portion of the SEC website at www.sec.gov.
Alfred A. DelliBovi
President & CEO
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