February 13, 2012
Contact: Eric Amig - (212) 441-6807
Brian Finnegan - (212) 441-6877
FHLBNY Announces 4Q and Full-Year 2011 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, 2011.
In the fourth quarter of 2011, the Bank earned $84.5 million in net income, a decrease of $1.9 million, or 2.2 percent, from net income of $86.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. The Bank’s net income for 2011 was $244.5 million, a decrease of $31.0 million, or 11.2 percent, from net income of $275.5 million for 2010.
“The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York had a solid 2011 as the Bank and our members continued to navigate through challenging markets to lay the groundwork for our nation’s economic recovery,” said Alfred A. DelliBovi, President and CEO of the Bank. “Amid prolonged volatility in both the global and domestic economies, the Home Loan Bank has remained a reliable and accessible source of funding for our members and the communities they serve. We have continued to provide a reasonable dividend to our members and fulfill the mission of our cooperative. Our region’s strong community banks continue to make the responsible and suitable loans that will build our nation’s recovery from the local level, and we are proud to partner with them to strengthen cities and towns across New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.”
As of December 31, 2011, total assets were $97.7 billion, a decrease of $2.5 billion, or 2.5 percent, from total assets of $100.2 billion as of December 31, 2010. The decrease in total assets was the result of a decline in advances during the period. As of December 31, 2011, advances were $70.9 billion, a decrease of $10.3 billion, or 12.7 percent, from $81.2 billion as of December 31, 2010. This decrease in member demand for advances was driven by economic factors such as continued growth in members’ deposit bases and the availability of other liquidity options.
As of December 31, 2011, total capital was $5.0 billion, a decrease of $98 million, or 1.9 percent, from $5.1 billion as of December 31, 2010. The Bank’s unrestricted retained earnings increased during 2011 by $10 million to $722 million as of December 31, 2011. At December 31, 2011, the Bank met its regulatory capital-to-assets ratios and liquidity requirements.
The Bank set aside $27.4 million for the Affordable Housing Program for the year ended December 31, 2011, a decrease of $3.7 million, or 11.6 percent, from $31.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2010.
The Bank will publish its 2011 audited financial results in its Form 10-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which is expected to be filed by March 30, 2012.
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 more than 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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