Jose Ramon Gonzalez Named Executive Vice President of the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

 Jose Ramon Gonzalez Named Executive Vice President of the Federal Home Loan
                               Bank of New York

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of New
York announced today that Jose Ramon Gonzalez will join the Bank as Executive
Vice President on October 15, 2013.

"I am pleased to announce that Jose is joining the Bank," said Michael M.
Horn, chairman of the Bank's Board of Directors. "As a veteran community
banker and a former member of the Board, he has a keen understanding of both
the financial services industry – including credit, liquidity, market and
operational risk – and the Home Loan Bank and our membership. By serving as
our Board's vice chairman, he has become a leading voice in the Federal Home
Loan Bank System. And he has experience and skills which will enable the Bank
to build upon our strong community member-lender cooperative."

"I am delighted that Jose will be taking a leadership role on our team," said
Alfred A. DelliBovi, president and CEO of the Bank."I know he will help
strengthen our culture of excellence, commitment to integrity, and focus on
the members of our cooperative and the communities they serve. He is uniquely
qualified to become CEO when I retire. Today we shift from planning succession
to planning the transition."

"It is an honor to become a member of the senior management team at one of the
best Federal Home Loan Banks," said Mr. Gonzalez. "I'm looking forward to
working with the Bank's Board, president Al DelliBovi and the management team
to continue to advance our members' goals, generate fair returns, and fulfill
our Congressional charter of supporting community lending in New Jersey, New
York, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. As we have seen in recent
years, responsible lending is a critical element for a good economy."

Mr. Gonzalez served as vice chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank
from 2008 through 2013, as the chair of the Compensation and Human Resources
Committee in 2008, and has served as an elected industry director since 2004.
Prior to joining the Bank, he served as senior executive vice president,
Banking & Corporate Development for OFG Bancorp (formerly Oriental Financial
Group, Inc.). Mr. Gonzalez is a former member of the Board of Directors of
Santander BanCorp, a bank holding company, since 2000. From 2002 to 2008, he
was vice chairman of the Board, president and CEO of Santander. After joining
Santander in 1996 as president and CEO of its securities broker dealer, Mr.
Gonzalez was named senior executive vice president and chief financial officer
of the holding company in 2001.

Mr. Gonzalez began his career in banking in the early 1980s as vice president,
Investment Banking, for Credit Suisse First Boston ("CSFB") and, from 1989
through 1995, served as president and CEO of CSFB's Puerto Rico operations.
He served as president and CEO of the Government Development Bank for Puerto
Rico, a government instrumentality that acts as the Commonwealth's fiscal
agent, from 1986 to 1989. He is a past president of both the Puerto Rico
Bankers Association and the Securities Industry Association of Puerto Rico.

Mr. Gonzalez has a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. and a
Juris Doctor from Harvard University.

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 over 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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CONTACT:
Eric Amig
(212) 441-6807

Brian Finnegan
(212) 441-6877

SOURCE Federal Home Loan Bank of New York

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