NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 16, 2011) - Joseph R. Ficalora, President and Chief Executive Officer of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: NYB), was interviewed by Capital Link Media. Mr. Ficalora discussed the company, its business model, as well as its focus on returning value to its investors.

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About New York Community Bancorp.
With assets of $40.6 billion at June 30, 2011, New York Community Bancorp, Inc. is currently the 21st largest bank holding company in the nation and a leading producer of multi‐family mortgage loans in New York City, with an emphasis on apartment buildings that feature below‐market rents. The Company has two bank subsidiaries: New York Community Bank, thrift with 242 branches serving customers throughout Metro New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, and Arizona; and New York Commercial Bank, with 34 branches serving customers in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Long Island, and Westchester County in New York.

Reflecting its growth through a series of acquisitions, the Community Bank operates through seven local divisions, each with a history of service and strength: Queens County Savings Bank in Queens; Roslyn Savings Bank on Long Island; Richmond County Savings Bank on Staten Island; Roosevelt Savings Bank in Brooklyn; Garden State Community Bank in New Jersey; Ohio Savings Bank in Ohio; and AmTrust Bank in Florida and Arizona. Similarly, the Commercial Bank operates 17 of its branches under the divisional name Atlantic Bank. Additional information about the Company and its bank subsidiaries is available at and

For more information on NYCB, please contact:
Ilene A. Angarola
Executive Vice President & Director
Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
New York Community Bancorp, Inc.
Tel: 516-683-4420

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