January 21, 2016

Federal Reserve Board extends comment period to February 16, 2016, for notice by New York Community Bancorp, Inc., to acquire Astoria Financial Corporation

For release at 5:00 p.m. EST

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced that the public comment period has been extended through February 16, 2016, for the notice filed pursuant to section 4 of the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended, by New York Community Bancorp, Inc., Westbury, to acquire Astoria Financial Corporation, Lake Success, and thereby acquire control of its subsidiary savings association, Astoria Bank, Long Island City, all of New York. The comment period is being extended to allow interested persons more time to review and provide comments concerning the proposal.

Comments regarding this notice must be received at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (Attention: Mr. Ivan Hurwitz, Vice President, 33 Liberty Street, New York, New York 10045; or [email protected]) or the Office of the Secretary of the Board (20th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20551) on or before February 16, 2016.

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