NEW YORK, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York ("FHLBNY") is pleased to announce that, on November 20, 2014, its Board of Directors ("Board") approved a dividend for the third quarter of 2014 of 4.05% (annualized). The dollar amount of the third quarter of 2014 dividend will be approximately $57.3 million. The cash dividend will be distributed to member financial institutions on November 21, 2014.
"Our consistently strong performance over the first nine months of 2014 has positioned the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York to be able to provide our members with a reasonable dividend in each of the first three quarters of the year," said José R. González, president and CEO of the FHLBNY. "This consistency reflects the stability of our cooperative, which remains a reliable and trusted partner for our region's local lenders."
The dividend reflects the FHLBNY'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 84 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 third quarter of 2014 dividend, the FHLBNY's level of unrestricted retained earnings will be approximately $800.8 million as of September 30, 2014. The FHLBNY's level of restricted retained earnings as of the same date was $204.7 million. The FHLBNY will continue to maintain total retained earnings at levels calibrated to help ensure future regulatory compliance and provide additional protection for the capital investment of its stockholders.
The FHLBNY filed its Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2014 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 7, 2014.
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 12 regional, stockholder-owned banks. The FHLB of New York currently serves more than 330 financial institutions in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The mission of the Federal Home Loan Banks is to support the efforts of local members to help provide financing for America's homebuyers.
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SOURCE Federal Home Loan Bank of New York