Joseph Ficalora

Joseph Ficalora, BPS '79
President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
New York Community Bancorp, Inc

Tuesday, October 7

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Joseph R. Ficalora has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. since its inception on July 20, 1993 and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of its primary subsidiaries, New York Community Bank and New York Commercial Bank, since January 1, 1994 and December 30, 2005, respectively. On January 1, 2007, he was appointed Chairman of the Company and the Banks, a position he held previously at the Company (from July 20, 1993) and at the Community Bank (from May 20, 1997) until July 31, 2001. In addition, Mr. Ficalora has served as President of the Commercial Bank since December 30, 2005.

Since 1965, when he joined the Bank, Mr. Ficalora has held increasingly responsible positions, crossing all lines of operations. Prior to his appointment to President and Chief Executive Officer in 1994, Mr. Ficalora had served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank (beginning in October 1989) and previously as Executive Vice President, Comptroller, and Secretary.

A graduate of Pace University with a degree in business and finance, Mr. Ficalora provides leadership to several professional banking organizations. In addition to serving as a member of the Executive Committee and as Chairman of the former Community Bankers Association of New York State, Mr. Ficalora is a Director of the New York State Bankers Association and Chairman of its Metropolitan Area Division. Mr. Ficalora also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and as a member of both the Thrift Institutions Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board in Washington and the Thrift Institutions Advisory Panel of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the RSI Retirement Trust and Peter B. Cannell & Co., Inc.

Mr. Ficalora has previously served as a member of the board of Computhrift Corporation, Chairman and board member of the New York Savings Bank Life Insurance Fund, President and Director of the MSB Fund and the Asset Management Fund Large Cap Equity Institutional Fund.

Mr. Ficalora is also an active participant in community affairs. A member of the Board of Directors of the Queens Chamber of Commerce since 1990, Mr. Ficalora has been a member of its Executive Committee since April 1992. In addition, Mr. Ficalora is President of the Queens Library Foundation Board, and serves on the Boards of Directors of the Queens Borough Public Library, the Queens College Foundation, the Queensborough Community College Fund, the New York Hall of Science, Flushing Cemetery, and Forest Park Trust and on the Advisory Council of the Queens Museum of Art.