June 28, 2021
Contact: Brian Finnegan – (212) 441-6877
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York
Commences 2021 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, 2022, the FHLBNY announced in an electronic communication sent to its members on June 28, 2021.
“The depth and diversity of our Board is one of the greatest strengths of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York,” said José R. González, president and CEO of the FHLBNY. “The guidance our Board provides management has been especially beneficial over the past year and a half as our cooperative has continued to serve and support our members and communities throughout the pandemic. As the FHLBNY prepares to play a vital role in our region’s recovery, I encourage all of our members to participate in the election process.”
In total, five Directorships – one seat representing the FHLBNY’s New Jersey members, one seat representing the FHLBNY’s New York members, one seat representing the FHLBNY’s Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands members, and two Independent Directorships representing the whole District – are up for election in 2021.
The FHLBNY’s official Certificate of Nomination was included in the communication sent to eligible members on June 28, 2021. Eligible stockholders may, using the Certificate, nominate one person for the open Member Directorship in their region depending on whether the stockholder is based in New Jersey, New York or Puerto Rico & the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Separately, those individuals interested in being nominated for the two open Independent Directorships must first submit an Independent Director Application Form and a resume to the FHLBNY.
All electronic Certificates of Nomination must be submitted, and all emailed Independent Director Application Forms and resumes must be received by the FHLBNY, by 5:00 p.m. ET on July 29, 2021.
For more information on the election, including a copy of the Independent Director Application Form and a list of key election dates, see our Corporate Governance page.
Like the FHLBNY itself, the FHLBNY’s Board of Directors consists of a talented group of dedicated individuals that benefits from, among other things, demographic (including gender, racial and ethnic) diversity. As members consider diverse Member Director candidates to possibly nominate, the FHLBNY notes that officers at member institutions serving below the CEO level are eligible to serve on the FHLBNY’s Board. All stakeholders are invited to encourage diverse candidates not associated with member institutions to consider applying for the open Independent Director seats. Stakeholder participation in this year’s Director election process is greatly appreciated, and will help continue to keep the Board and the FHLBNY diverse – and strong.
Questions on the 2021 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 March 31, 2021, the FHLBNY serves 322 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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