February 23, 2010
Contact: Eric Amig - (212) 441-6807
Brian Finnegan - (212) 441-6877
FHLBNY Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2009 Operating Highlights
New York, NY — The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (“the Bank”) today released its unaudited financial highlights for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2009.
In the fourth quarter of 2009, the Bank earned $96 million in net income, an increase of $51 million, or 113 percent, from net income of $45 million for the fourth quarter of 2008. The Bank’s net income for 2009 was $570.8 million, an increase of $311.7 million, or 120 percent, from net income of $259.1 million for 2008.
“At a time of stress in the capital markets, the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York had a strong year,” said Alfred A. DelliBovi, President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York. “We are proud of our performance in 2009, and we are also proud of the role we continue to play in helping to support our local member-lenders’ contributions to sustain, rebuild and revitalize our communities by providing a reliable source of collateralized liquidity for our membership.”
As of December 31, 2009, total assets were $114.5 billion, a decrease of $23 billion, or 17 percent, from total assets of $137.5 billion as of December 31, 2008. The decrease in total assets was primarily a result of a decrease of $14.9 billion, or 14 percent, in advances during the period, from $109.2 billion as of December 31, 2008, to $94.3 billion as of December 31, 2009. This decrease in member demand for advances was driven by economic factors such as continued growth in members’ deposit bases and the continued availability of government funding and liquidity options.
As of December 31, 2009, total capital was $5.6 billion, a decrease of $264 million, or 5 percent, from $5.9 billion as of December 31, 2008. The Bank’s unrestricted retained earnings increased during 2009 by $306 million to $689 million as of December 31, 2009. At December 31, 2009, the Bank met its regulatory capital-to-assets ratios and liquidity requirements.
The Bank set aside $64.3 million for the Affordable Housing Program for the year ended December 31, 2009, an increase of $34.5 million, or 116 percent, from $29.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2008. This increase primarily reflects the increase in net income for the year.
The Bank will publish its 2009 audited financial results in its Form 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is expected to be filed by March 31, 2010. On January 29, 2010, the Bank paid a dividend of approximately $74 million, or 5.60 percent, for the fourth quarter of 2009.
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is a Congressionally chartered, wholesale Bank. It is part of the Federal Home Loan Bank System, a national wholesale banking network of 12 regional, stockholder-owned banks. The FHLB of New York currently serves over 330 financial institutions in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mission of the Federal Home Loan Banks is to support the efforts of local members to help provide financing for America’s homebuyers.
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