June 30, 2017
Eric Amig – (212) 441-6807
Brian Finnegan – (212) 441-6877
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Commences
2017 Board of Directors Election Process
-FHLBNY soliciting nominations for five Director seats-
New York, NY – The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (FHLBNY) is now soliciting nominations for candidates to serve on its Board of Directors (Board) for terms commencing on January 1, 2018, the FHLBNY announced in a letter sent to its members on June 30, 2017. In total, five Directorships will be up for election in 2017.
“I encourage all of our members to participate in the election process,” said José R. González, president and CEO of the FHLBNY. “Our Board is vital to the success of our franchise, providing our team with guidance and insight as we develop and execute on strategies that benefit the entire cooperative.”
In total, five Directorships – one seat representing the FHLBNY’s New Jersey members, one seat representing the FHLBNY’s New York members, and one seat representing the FHLBNY’s Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands members – are up for election in 2017. In addition, two Independent Directorships representing the whole District are also up for election.
The FHLBNY’s official Certificate of Nomination was included in materials sent to members on June 30, 2017. Eligible stockholders may, using the Certificate, nominate one person for each of their respective state’s open Member Directorships. Separately, those individuals interested in being nominated for the two open Independent Directorships must first submit an Independent Director Application Form (updated in 2019) to the FHLBNY. A copy of the Application Form can be found at Corporate Governance page in the section entitled “About the FHLBNY’s 2017 Director Election”. All Certificates of Nomination and Independent Director Application Forms are due at the FHLBNY by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 1, 2017.
The FHLBNY’s Board of Directors consists of a talented group of dedicated individuals that benefits from, among other things, demographic (including gender and racial) diversity, and the FHLBNY expects that this will continue in the future. As members consider potential nominations for Member Directorships and give thought to persons who might be interested in Independent Directorships, please keep diversity in mind.
Questions on the 2017 Director election process should be directed to Paul Friend, the FHLBNY’s General Counsel, at [email protected].
About the 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 11 regional, stockholder-owned banks. As of June 30, 2019, the FHLBNY serves 324 financial institutions in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Federal Home Loan Banks support the efforts of local members to help provide financing for America’s homebuyers.
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