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NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. ANNOUNCES RECORD NET INCOME AND STRONG YEAR-OVER-YEAR EPS GROWTH DURING SECOND QUARTER OF 2022

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SECOND QUARTER 2022 DILUTED EPS UP 13% TO $0.34 AND NON-GAAP DILUTED EPS UP 6% TO $0.35

SECOND QUARTER RESULTS DRIVEN BY ACCELERATED LOAN GROWTH, CONTINUED SIGNIFICANT DEPOSIT GROWTH, AND A HIGHER NIM

BOARD OF DIRECTORS DECLARES A $0.17 DIVIDEND PER COMMON SHARE

Second Quarter 2022 Summary

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HICKSVILLE, N.Y., July 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) (the "Company") today reported net income for the three months ended June 30, 2022 of $171 million, up 13% compared to the $152 million the Company reported for the three months ended June 30, 2021.  Net income available to common stockholders for the three months ended June 30, 2022 totaled $163 million, also up 13% compared to the $144 million the Company reported for the three months ended June 30, 2021.  Diluted EPS were $0.34 for the three months ended June 30, 2022, up 13% compared to the $0.30 the Company reported for the three months ended June 30, 2021.

(PRNewsfoto/New York Community Bancorp, Inc.)
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Excluding merger-related expenses and other one-time items, net income on a non-GAAP basis was $174 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, up 6% compared to non-GAAP net income of $164 million for the three months ended June 30, 2021.  Net income available to common stockholders on a non-GAAP basis for the three months ended June 30, 2022 was up $166 million on a non-GAAP basis, up 6% compared to the $156 million reported for the three months ended June 30, 2021.  Non-GAAP diluted EPS for the three months ended June 30, 2022 were $0.35, up 6% compared to non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.33 reported for the three months ended June 30, 2021.

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, net income totaled $326 million compared to $297 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, up 10%.  Net income available to common stockholders for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was $310 million, up 10% compared to $281 million the Company reported for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  Diluted EPS for the six months ended June 30, 2022 totaled $0.66, up 10% compared to diluted EPS of $0.60 the Company reported for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

Excluding merger-related expenses and other one-time items, net income on a non-GAAP basis was $334 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022, up 8% compared to the $309 million the Company reported for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  Net income available to common shareholders for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was $318 million, up 9% compared to the $293 million the Company reported for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  Non-GAAP diluted EPS for the six months ended June 30, 2022 were $0.67, up 8% compared to diluted EPS of $0.62 the Company reported for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

CEO COMMENTARY

Commenting on the Company's second quarter performance, Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Thomas R. Cangemi said: "We are extremely pleased with the Company's operating performance during the current second quarter.  By almost any measure, results exceeded expectations, despite market volatility and higher interest rates.  We reported record net income available to common stockholders, another quarter of record deposit growth, near-record loan growth, record originations, a higher net interest margin, and stable operating expenses, while asset quality remained stellar.  This resulted in strong year-over-year diluted earnings per share growth.

"Diluted EPS were $0.34, up 13% on a year-over-year basis, while non-GAAP diluted EPS, excluding merger-related expenses of approximately $4 million, rose 6% to $0.35 compared to $0.33 in the second-quarter of last year.

"One of the main highlights during the quarter was our deposit growth.  Total deposits increased $3.3 billion during the second quarter, up 35% on an annualized basis compared to $2.9 billion of deposit growth during the first quarter and now total more than $41 billion.  The significant increase continues to be the result of our BaaS initiative and continued success in garnering deposits from our borrowers.  Overall, BaaS deposits increased $2.3 billion from the first quarter to $7.8 billion, while loan-related deposits grew nearly $500 million compared to the first quarter and now total $4.9 billion.

"So far during the first half of 2022, loan-related deposits have risen $921 million compared to $475 million during all of 2021, evidencing the Company's strategy to emphasize deposits at the expense of wholesale borrowings.  All told, since re-focusing on this source of funding in January of last year, loan-related deposits have increased $1.4 billion, up about 40%.

"Meanwhile, wholesale borrowings continue to decrease, dropping $2.3 billion during the first six months of the year.

"We also saw continued growth in our loan portfolio, as total loans rose $1.8 billion or 15% on an annualized basis compared to the first quarter of the year.  This marks the third consecutive quarter of double-digit loan growth and our growth in the second quarter was the second best quarter on record compared only to the fourth quarter of last year when we reported $2.2 billion of growth.  Second quarter loan growth was driven by continued solid growth in the multi-family portfolio and a strong rebound in the specialty finance portfolio compared to last quarter.

"Loan originations of $5.3 billion also set a new record for the Company during the current second quarter.  This was up almost 50% compared to the first quarter of the year and over 70% higher than what was originated during the second quarter of last year.

"While the loan portfolio has grown significantly, we have not compromised our standards, continuing to underwrite all of our loans based on our conservative criteria.  This is reflected in our strong asset quality metrics, as non-performing assets declined 20% to $56 million, representing only nine basis points of total assets, and remain among the best in the industry.

"Our net interest margin improved during the second quarter, despite the Federal Reserve aggressively raising interest rates several times so far this year.  At 2.52%, the margin was up nine basis points linked-quarter.  Excluding the impact from prepayment income, which nearly doubled during the second quarter, the margin was still up three basis points from the previous quarter to 2.38%.

"Our non-interest expenses remain in-check despite the Company continuing to invest in our businesses and hiring more people.  Non-interest expenses totaled $138 million for the second quarter, which include $4 million of merger-related expenses.  Excluding this, operating expenses were $134 million, unchanged from the previous quarter and up modestly on a year-over-year basis.  Our efficiency ratio was 35.57%, down compared to both the prior and year-ago quarters.

"As you can see, we had broad-based strength during the second quarter.  None of which would have been possible without the hard work, patience, and long hours on the part of all of our employees.

"Finally, on the Flagstar merger front, we feel very good where we stand right now.  Over the past 15 months, both sides have diligently worked together to get us into a strong position to close the deal quickly once all regulatory approvals are received in order to hit the ground running."

DIVIDEND DECLARATION

The Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.17 per share on the Company's common stock.  Based on a closing price of $9.39 as of July 26, 2022, this represents an annualized dividend yield of 7.2%.  The dividend is payable on August 18, 2022 to common stockholders of record as of August 8, 2022.

BALANCE SHEET SUMMARY

At June 30, 2022, total assets were $63.1 billion, up $3.6 billion or 12% annualized compared to December 31, 2021 and up $2.1 billion or 14% annualized compared to March 31, 2022.  Both the year-to-date and linked-quarter growth was driven by significant loan and deposit growth, an increase in our cash balances, offset by a decline in wholesale borrowings, while total securities remained relatively unchanged.

Total loans held for investment increased $2.8 billion or 12% annualized compared to December 31, 2021 and were up $1.8 billion or 15% annualized on a linked-quarter basis.  This was driven by continued strong growth in the Company's core multi-family portfolio and a significant rebound in growth in our specialty finance portfolio.

On the liability side, total deposits rose $6.2 billion or 35% annualized compared to December 31, 2021 and increased $3.3 billion during the second quarter, to $41.2 billion, also up 35% annualized on a linked-quarter basis.  Once again, the deposit growth was driven by our BaaS business and loan-related deposits.

Given the strong deposit growth again during the second quarter, wholesale borrowings declined to $13.7 billion at June 30, 2022, down $2.3 billion or 28% annualized compared to December 31, 2021 and down $1.0 billion on a linked-quarter basis, also down 28% annualized.

Loans

At June 30, 2022, the multi-family portfolio totaled $36.8 billion.  This represents $2.2 billion in growth compared to December 31, 2021, up 13% annualized and $1.0 billion in growth or 11% annualized on a linked-quarter basis.  Our growth in this segment continues to be driven by market share gains as competition abates, and heightened refinancing activity as market interest rates moved higher during the second quarter.

The specialty finance portfolio grew significantly compared to the previous quarter.  At June 30, 2022, the specialty finance portfolio totaled $4.1 billion, up $806 million on a linked-quarter basis or 97% annualized and up $638 million or 36% annualized compared to December 31, 2021.  As of June 30, 2022, total commitments in the specialty finance segment were $6.6 billion, up 16% compared to $5.7 billion at March 31, 2022.  Of the June 30th amount, 75% or $5 billion are structured as floating rate obligations, which have and will continue to benefit us in a rising rate environment.  The strong improvement this quarter was driven largely by higher utilization rates.

The CRE portfolio totaled $6.7 billion, at June 30, 2022, unchanged compared to the levels at both March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021.

Originations

Loan originations set a new record for the Company during the second quarter of the year.  Loan originations for the three months ended June 30, 2022 totaled $5.3 billion.  This was up $1.7 billion or 49% compared to the three months ended March 31, 2022 and up $2.2 billion or 72% compared to the three months ended June 30, 2021.

During the current second quarter, multi-family originations totaled $2.9 billion, up $529 million or 22% on a linked-quarter basis and $861 million or 41% on a year-over-year basis.  Specialty finance originations totaled $1.9 billion, up $1.2 billion or 194% on a linked-quarter basis and up $1.3 billion or 210% on a year-over-year basis.

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, loan originations increased 57% to $8.8 billion compared to $5.6 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  Multi-family originations increased 51% or $1.8 billion to $5.3 billion, while specialty finance originations more than doubled to $2.5 billion compared to $1.1 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

Second quarter originations exceeded the prior quarter's pipeline of $2.5 billion by $2.8 billion or more than double.  Approximately 80% of our second quarter originations represented new money to the Bank.  In addition, 37% of originations were refinanced from our portfolio; 39% were refinanced from other bank portfolios; and 24% were related to property transactions.

Pipeline

The current pipeline heading into the third quarter of 2022 stands at $2.5 billion.  Approximately 72% of the pipeline represents new money to the Bank.  The current pipeline includes $1.9 billion of multi-family loans, $269 million of CRE loans, and $355 million of specialty finance loans.

Asset Quality

Non-Performing Assets

Asset quality during the second quarter remained strong.  Non-performing assets at June 30, 2022 declined $14 million or 20% to $56 million compared to the previous quarter.  This represents 0.09% of total assets compared to 0.11% at March 31, 2022.  Total non-performing loans were $50 million, down $13 million or 21% compared to the previous quarter.  This represents 0.10% of total loans compared to 0.13% at March 31, 2022.  Repossessed assets, consisting primarily of repossessed taxi medallion loans, were $6 million at June 30, 2022, down $1 million from the previous quarter.

Total loans past due 30 to 89 days declined $4 million or 12% to $30 million compared to the previous quarter.

Allowance for Credit Losses

At June 30, 2022, the ACL totaled $216 million, up $19 million compared to the previous quarter, and up $17 million compared to the balance at year-end 2021.  At June 30, 2022, the ACL represented 434.11% of NPLs and 0.45% of total loans compared to 313.18% and 0.42%, respectively, at March 31, 2022 and 611.79% and 0.44%, respectively, at December 31, 2021.

Loan Deferral Program Update

At June 30, 2022, deferred loans paying only interest and escrow totaled $139 million, down $143 million or 51% compared to the $282 million the Company reported at March 31, 2022.  At both June 30, 2022 and March 31, 2022, the Company did not have any borrowers on full-payment deferral.

Deposits

At June 30, 2022, total deposits were $41.2 billion, up $6.2 billion or 35% on an annualized basis compared to the balance at December 31, 2021 and up $3.3 billion or 35% annualized compared to March 31, 2022.  The significant increase in deposits continues to be driven by ongoing growth in our BaaS business and in loan-related deposits.

Interest-bearing checking and money market accounts increased $6.0 billion to $19.2 billion compared to December 31, 2021 and $2.8 billion or 69% annualized compared to March 31, 2022.  In addition to growth in BaaS-related deposits, this category includes $4.9 billion of loan-related deposits, primarily from our multi-family and CRE borrowers.  This represents growth of $921 million compared to December 31, 2021 or 46% annualized and growth of $494 million compared to March 31, 2022, or 44% annualized.  Of the second quarter total amount, $1.6 billion or 33% were business operating accounts compared to $1.2 billion at March 31, 2022.

Our BaaS-related deposits fall primarily under three categories: the traditional BaaS business, consisting largely of fintech company deposits; government banking as a service, serving various municipalities and the U.S. Treasury's prepaid debit card program; and mortgage as a service, which caters to mortgage companies and consists of escrow deposits for principal, interest payments and tax payments.

At June 30, 2022, traditional BaaS deposits totaled $5.5 billion; government BaaS deposits totaled $652 million; and mortgage as a service had $1.6 billion of deposits.

CAPITAL POSITION

The Company's regulatory capital ratios continue to exceed regulatory minimums to be classified as "Well Capitalized," the highest regulatory classification. The table below depicts the Company's and the Bank's regulatory capital ratios at those respective periods.


June 30,



March 31,



June 30,




2022



2022



2021



REGULATORY CAPITAL RATIOS: (1)










New York Community Bancorp, Inc.










  Common equity tier 1 ratio


9.16


%


9.45


%


9.84


%

  Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio


10.22




10.55




11.05



  Total risk-based capital ratio


12.00




12.39




13.05



  Leverage capital ratio


8.13




8.33




8.25



New York Community Bank










  Common equity tier 1 ratio


11.26


%


11.65


%


12.26


%

  Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio


11.26




11.65




12.26



  Total risk-based capital ratio


11.69




12.07




12.71



  Leverage capital ratio


8.96




9.20




9.15













(1)  The minimum regulatory requirements for classification as a well-capitalized institution are a common equity tier 1 capital ratio

     of 6.5%; a tier one risk-based capital ratio of 8.00%; a total risk-based capital ratio of 10.00%; and a leverage capital ratio of 5.00%.

 

EARNINGS SUMMARY FOR THE THREE AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2022

Net Interest Income

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, net interest income increased $28 million on a year-over-year basis to $359 million, up 8%.  This was driven by a $42 million or 10% increase in interest income to $473 million, offset slightly by a $14 million or 14% increase in interest expense.  This was due to a $4.0 billion or 8% increase in average-interest earnings assets to $57.0 billion (driven primarily by a 10% increase in average loan balances), along with a seven basis point improvement in the average yield to 3.32%.  This was combined with a $4.7 billion or 11% increase in average interest-bearing liabilities to $49.8 billion (largely due to a 19% increase in average interest-bearing deposit balances), as well as a four basis point increase in the average cost to 0.92% on a year-over-year basis.

Included in net interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2022 is $20 million of prepayment income compared to $27 million of prepayment income for the three months ended June 30, 2021.  Excluding the contribution from prepayment income, net interest income on a non-GAAP basis was $339 million, up $35 million or 12% compared to $304 million in the second quarter of last year.

Net interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2022 totaled $691 million compared to $649 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021, up $42 million or 6%.  The six-month results were driven by a $3.7 billion or 7% increase in average interest-earnings assets to $55.8 billion coupled with a four basis point decline in the average yield to 3.24%.  This was partially offset by an increase in average interest-bearing liabilities to $48.7 billion, up $3.5 billion or 8% and a four basis point decline in the average cost of funds to 0.87%.

Included in net interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2022, was $31 million of prepayment income compared to $47 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  Excluding the contribution from prepayment income, net interest income for the six months June 30, 2022 on a non-GAAP basis, totaled $660 million, up 10% compared to $602 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.











June 30. 2022


For the Three Months Ended



compared to


June 30,



March 31,



June 30,



March 31,


June 30,


2022



2022



2021



2022


2021

(dollars in millions)













Total interest income

$

473



$

429



$

431



10 %


10 %

Total interest expense


114




97




100



18 %


14 %

Net interest income


359




332




331



8 %


8 %

Less:













Total prepayment income


20




11




27



82 %


-26 %

Net interest income excluding prepayment income

$

339



$

321



$

304



6 %


12 %















For the Six Months Ended





June 30,



June 30,





2022



2021



% Change

(dollars in millions)








Total interest income

$

902



$

854



6 %

Total interest expense


211




205



3 %

Net interest income


691




649



6 %

Less:








Total prepayment income


31




47



-34 %

Net interest income excluding prepayment income

$

660



$

602



10 %

 

Net Interest Margin

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, the NIM increased nine basis points to 2.52% compared to the prior quarter and two basis points compared to the year-ago quarter.  Prepayment income contributed 14 basis points to the second quarter NIM, compared to eight basis points in the prior quarter and 12 basis points in the year-ago quarter.  Excluding the impact from prepayment income, the second quarter NIM on a non-GAAP basis was 2.38%, up three basis points compared to the prior quarter and unchanged from the year-ago quarter.

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the NIM was 2.48%, down one basis point compared to the six months ended June 30, 2021.  Prepayment income contributed 12 basis points to this period's NIM compared to 14 basis points in the prior year's six-month period.  Excluding the impact from prepayment income, the NIM, on a non-GAAP basis, for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was 2.36%, up one basis point compared to the six months ended June 30, 2021.

(Recovery of) Provision for Credit Losses

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, the Company reported a provision for credit losses of $9 million compared to a recovery of credit losses of $2 million in the prior quarter and $4 million in the year-ago quarter.  For the current second quarter, the Company recorded a net recovery of $7 million compared to a net charge-off of $2 million in the prior quarter and a net recovery of $6 million during the year-ago quarter.

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company reported a provision for credit losses of $7 million compared to zero for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  For the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company reported net recoveries of $5 million compared to net recoveries of $7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

Pre-Provision Net Revenue

The tables below detail the Company's PPNR and related measures, which are non-GAAP measures, for the periods noted.

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, PPNR increased $31 million or 15% to $239 million on a year-over-year basis and $34 million or 17% on a linked-quarter basis.  The current second quarter includes $4 million of merger-related expenses compared to $10 million in the year-ago quarter and $7 million in the previous quarter.  Excluding this expense, PPNR for the three months ended June 30, 2022 grew $25 million or 11% on a year-over-year basis and $31 million or 15% on a linked-quarter basis to $243 million.

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, PPNR rose 9% to $444 million compared to $408 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  The first six months of 2022 includes $11 million of merger-related expenses, compared to $10 million during the first six months of 2021.  Excluding this expense, PPNR for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was $455 million, up $37 million or 9% compared to the first six months of 2021.











March 31, 2022


For the Three Months Ended



compared to


June 30,



March 31,



June 30,



March 31,


June 30,


2022



2022



2021



2022


2021

(dollars in millions)













Net interest income

$

359



$

332



$

331



8 %


8 %

Non-interest income


18




14




16



29 %


13 %

Total revenues


377




346




347



9 %


9 %

Total non-interest expense


138




141




139



-2 %


-1 %

Pre - provision (recovery of) for net revenue (PPNR)


239




205




208



17 %


15 %

Provision (Recovery of)  for credit losses


9




(2)




(4)



-550 %


-325 %

Income before taxes


230




207




212



11 %


8 %

Income tax expense


59




52




60



13 %


-2 %

Net Income


171




155




152



10 %


13 %

Preferred stock dividends


8




8




8



0 %


0 %

Net income available to common stockholders

$

163



$

147



$

144



11 %


13 %















For the Six Months Ended





June 30,



June 30,





2022



2021



% Change

(dollars in millions)








Net interest income

$

691



$

649



6 %

Non-interest income


32




30



7 %

Total revenues


723




679



6 %

Total non-interest expense


279




271



3 %

Pre-provision for net revenue (PPNR)


444




408



9 %

Provision for credit losses


7




-



NM

Income before taxes


437




408



7 %

Income tax expense


111




111



0 %

Net Income


326




297



10 %

Preferred stock dividends


16




16



0 %

Net income available to common stockholders

$

310



$

281



10 %

 

Non-Interest Income

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, non-interest income totaled $18 million, up 13% on a year-over-year basis and 29% on a linked-quarter basis.  The current second quarter also includes a $1.7 million gain on the sale of our former headquarters building in Westbury, N.Y.

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, non-interest income totaled $32 million, up 7% compared to $30 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021.  Included in the current six month period is a $1 million net loss on securities compared to no such gain or loss in the year-ago six month period.  The current six month period also includes the aforementioned gain on the sale of our former headquarters.

Non-Interest Expense

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, non-interest expenses totaled $138 million, down 1% compared to the three months ended June 30, 2021 and down 2% on a linked-quarter basis.  The current second quarter includes $4 million in merger-related expenses compared to $10 million in the year-ago second quarter and $7 million in the prior quarter.  Excluding this item, total operating expenses were $134 million, unchanged from the previous quarter and up $5 million or 4% on a year-over-year basis.  The second quarter efficiency ratio was 35.57%, down compared to 38.65% reported for the first quarter of 2022 and 37.11% compared to the second quarter of 2021.

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, non-interest expenses totaled $279 million, up $8 million or 3% compared to $271 million for the first six months of 2021.  Merger-related expenses for the first six months ended June 30, 2022 totaled $11 million, up $1 million or 10% compared to $10 million during the first six months ended June 30, 2022.  The efficiency ratio for the first six months of 2022 declined to 37.04% compared to 38.46%.

Income Taxes

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, income tax expense totaled $59 million reflecting an effective tax rate of 25.60%, compared to income tax expense of $60 million in the year-ago second quarter, reflecting an effective tax rate of 28.38% and $52 million in the prior quarter, reflecting an effective tax rate of 25.16%.  The linked-quarter increase was driven by a higher level of pre-tax income.

For the six months ended June 30, 2022, income tax expense totaled $111 million, unchanged compared to the six months ended June 30, 2021.  The effective tax rate for the six months ended June 30, 2022 was 25.39% compared to 27.11% for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

Both the three- and six-month 2021 periods included $2 million of income tax expense due to the revaluation of deferred taxes related to a change in the New York State tax rate.

About New York Community Bancorp, Inc.

Based in Hicksville, N.Y., New York Community Bancorp, Inc. is a leading producer of multi-family loans on non-luxury, rent-regulated apartment buildings in New York City, and the parent of New York Community Bank. At June 30, 2022, the Company reported assets of $63.1 billion, loans of $48.5 billion, deposits of $41.2 billion, and stockholders' equity of $6.8 billion.  Reflecting our growth through a series of acquisitions, the Company operates 237 branches through eight local divisions, each with a history of service and strength: Queens County Savings Bank, Roslyn Savings Bank, Richmond County Savings Bank, Roosevelt Savings Bank, and Atlantic Bank in New York; Garden State Community Bank in New Jersey; Ohio Savings Bank in Ohio; and AmTrust Bank in Florida and Arizona.

In January 2022, the Company announced a Community Benefits Agreement in collaboration with the National Community Reinvestment Coalition ("NCRC") and its members.  Under the NCRC agreement, NYCB has committed to provide $28 billion in loans, investments, and other financial support to communities and people of color, low- and moderate-income families and communities, and small businesses.  The five-year agreement is subject to the closing of NYCB's pending merger with Flagstar Bancorp, Inc.  On April 27, 2022, New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. mutually agreed to extend the termination date of the merger agreement to October 31, 2022.

Post-Earnings Release Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss its second quarter 2022 performance. The conference call may be accessed by dialing (877) 407-8293 (for domestic calls) or (201) 689-8349 (for international calls) and asking for "New York Community Bancorp" or "NYCB." A replay will be available approximately three hours following completion of the call through 11:59 p.m. on July 31, 2022 and may be accessed by calling (877) 660-6853 (domestic) or (201) 612-7415 (international) and providing the following conference ID: 13730743. In addition, the conference call will be webcast at ir.myNYCB.com, and archived through 5:00 p.m. on August 24, 2022.

Cautionary Statements Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This earnings release and the associated conference call may include forward‐looking statements by the Company and our authorized officers pertaining to such matters as our goals, intentions, and expectations regarding revenues, earnings, loan production, asset quality, capital levels, and acquisitions, among other matters; our estimates of future costs and benefits of the actions we may take; our assessments of probable losses on loans; our assessments of interest rate and other market risks; and our ability to achieve our financial and other strategic goals, including those related to the pending merger with Flagstar Bancorp, Inc. and the strategic relationship with Figure Technologies, Inc.

Forward‐looking statements are typically identified by such words as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "outlook," "estimate," "forecast," "project," "should," and other similar words and expressions, and are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, which change over time. Additionally, forward‐looking statements speak only as of the date they are made; the Company does not assume any duty, and does not undertake, to update our forward‐looking statements. Furthermore, because forward‐looking statements are subject to assumptions and uncertainties, actual results or future events could differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in our statements, and our future performance could differ materially from our historical results.

Our forward‐looking statements are subject to the following principal risks and uncertainties: the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the length of time that the pandemic continues, the potential imposition of future shelter in place orders or additional restrictions on travel in the future, the effect of the pandemic on the general economy and on the businesses of our borrowers and their ability to make payments on their obligations, the remedial actions and stimulus measures adopted by federal, state, and local governments; the inability of employees to work due to illness, quarantine, or government mandates; general economic conditions and trends, either nationally or locally; conditions in the securities markets; changes in interest rates; changes in deposit flows, and in the demand for deposit, loan, and investment products and other financial services; changes in real estate values; changes in the quality or composition of our loan or investment portfolios; changes in competitive pressures among financial institutions or from non‐financial institutions; changes in legislation, regulations, and policies; and a variety of other matters which, by their nature, are subject to significant uncertainties and/or are beyond our control.  Our forward-looking statements are also subject to the following principal risks and uncertainties with respect to our pending merger with Flagstar Bancorp and our strategic relationship with Figure Technologies, Inc.: the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the right of any of the parties to the pending transactions to terminate the agreements governing such transactions; the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against the Company or any other party to the transactions; the possibility that the proposed transactions will not close when expected or at all because required regulatory or other approvals are not received or other conditions to the closings are not satisfied on a timely basis or at all, or are obtained subject to conditions that are not anticipated; the possibility that the anticipated benefits of the proposed transactions will not be realized when expected or at all; diversion of management's attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities; the possibility that the Company may be unable to achieve expected synergies and operating efficiencies in or as a result of the proposed transactions within the expected timeframes or at all; revenues following the proposed transactions may be lower than expected; and there can be no assurance that the Community Benefits Agreement entered into with NCRC, which is contingent upon the closing of the Company's pending merger with Flagstar Bancorp, Inc., will achieve the results or outcome originally expected or anticipated by us as a result of changes to our business strategy, performance of the U.S. economy, or changes to the laws and regulations affecting us, our customers, communities we serve, and the U.S. economy (including, but not limited to, tax laws and regulations).

More information regarding some of these factors is provided in the Risk Factors section of our Annual Report on Form 10‐K for the year ended December 31, 2021 and in other SEC reports we file. Our forward‐looking statements may also be subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those we may discuss in this news release, on our conference call, during investor presentations, or in our SEC filings, which are accessible on our website and at the SEC's website, www.sec.gov.

Investor/Media Contact:


Salvatore J. DiMartino



(516) 683-4286

- Financial Statements and Highlights Follow -

NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION











June 30,



December 31,





2022



2021





(unaudited)






(dollars in millions, except share data)








Assets








Cash and cash equivalents


$

3,277



$

2,211



Securities:








  Available-for-sale



5,664




5,780



Equity investments with readily








determinable fair values, at fair value



14




16



Total securities



5,678




5,796



Mortgage loans held for investment:








  Multi-family



36,797




34,628



  Commercial real estate



6,715




6,701



  One-to-four family