May 9, 2013
FHLBNY Declares a 4.00% Dividend for the First Quarter of 2013
I am pleased to announce that, on May 9, 2013, your Board of Directors approved a dividend rate for the first quarter of 2013 of 4.00% (annualized). The dollar amount of the first quarter of 2013 dividend will be approximately $46.3 million. The cash dividend will be distributed on May 10, 2013.
Whether serving as a reliable source of funding for our members or providing you with an attractive and consistent dividend, the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York is a dependable partner for local community lenders across New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The dividend reflects the Bank’s low-risk profile and conservative business strategy, and is also reflective of the continuation of a low interest rate environment. The payout represents approximately 83 percent of available GAAP net income for the quarter (after setting aside restricted retained earnings); the remainder of net income will be put towards unrestricted retained earnings. After payment of the first quarter of 2013 dividend, the Bank’s level of unrestricted retained earnings will be approximately $754.5 million as of March 31, 2013. At March 31, 2013, the Bank’s level of restricted retained earnings was $110.2 million. We will continue to maintain retained earnings at calibrated levels to help ensure future regulatory compliance and provide additional protection for the capital investment of our stockholders.
To allow sufficient time to finalize financial results each quarter, please note that the Bank’s Board intends to continue to vote on dividend declarations approximately six weeks after the close of the calendar quarter.
We expect to file our Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2013 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on or before May 10, 2013.
Alfred A. DelliBovi
President and CEO
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