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New York Community Bancorp appoints Thomas R. Cangemi as chairman

Christian Fernsby |
Westbury, N.Y., USA - New York Community Bancorp named president and CEO Thomas R. Cangemi to the additional role of chairman of the board of directors of both the company and New York Community Bank.

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Mr. Cangemi was appointed President and CEO, effective December 31, 2020 and was named Chairman effective March 26, 2021.

Prior to this, he served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank since April 5, 2005.

Mr. Cangemi joined the Company on July 31, 2001 as Executive Vice President and Director of the Capital Markets Group, and was named Senior Executive Vice President on October 31, 2003.

Prior to joining the Company, he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer of both Richmond County Financial Corp. and Richmond County Savings Bank.

Before joining Richmond County in 1997, Mr. Cangemi served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Secretary of Continental Bank, a commercial bank based in Garden City, New York and, previously, as Director of Corporate SEC Reporting for an electronics corporation in Boca Raton, Florida.

From 1993 to 1996, Mr. Cangemi was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sunrise Bancorp, a publicly traded thrift headquartered on Long Island.

Previously, he was a member of the SEC Professional Practice Group of KPMG Peat Marwick serving financial institutions.

Mr. Cangemi holds a B.B.A. from the School of Professional Accountancy at Dowling College, and is a certified public accountant and a member of the AICPA.