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President’s Report

November 19, 2020

Dividend Announcement 3Q20

The FHLBNY Declares a 5.10% Dividend for the Third Quarter of 2020

I am pleased to announce that, on November 19, 2020, our Board of Directors approved a dividend for the third quarter of 2020 of 5.10% (annualized). The dollar amount of the dividend will be approximately $79.3 million. The cash dividend will be distributed on November 20, 2020.

While our third quarter performance was strong, the ongoing pandemic continues to create substantial uncertainty about future economic activity, the global and national economies and our operating environment. At the FHLBNY, we have kept our focus on our mission, and we are proud to remain a stable and reliable partner for our members as we work together to support the communities we all serve.

The health and economic crises resulting from COVID-19 are unpredictable and may affect the environment in which the FHLBNY operates. The low interest rate environment, as well as changes to market and business conditions, may negatively impact the FHLBNY’s financial performance and level of dividends. The FHLBNY will continue to assess the potential effects of changes in the environment on its financial performance and dividend strategy.

We filed our Form 10-Q for the third quarter of 2020 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on November 12, 2020.

Sincerely,

José R. González
President and Chief Executive Officer

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