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New York Community Bancorp, Flagstar Bancorp Delay Merger To October

David Krechevsky
Apr 28, 2022
New York Community Bancorp

Companies amend the merger agreement to provide that the combined company's banking operations will operate under a national bank charter.

New York Community Bancorp Inc. and Flagstar Bancorp Inc. have announced they have mutually extended their merger agreement to Oct. 31, 2022.

In addition to the extension, both parties amended the merger agreement to provide that the combined company's ongoing banking operations will operate under a national bank charter.

Both entities said they believe a national bank charter “is an appropriate charter for the combined company's banking operations, especially taking into account Flagstar's national mortgage banking business, which Flagstar has operated successfully for many years under the supervision of the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.”

Under the amended merger agreement, the approval of the Federal Reserve Board and the OCC are necessary to consummate the merger.

Under terms of the original agreement, which was unanimously approved by the boards of both companies, Flagstar shareholders would receive 4.0151 shares of New York Community common stock for each Flagstar share they own. Following completion of the transaction, the New York Community shares held by New York Community shareholders immediately prior to the transaction are expected to collectively represent approximately 68% of the combined company and the New York Community shares issued to Flagstar shareholders in the merger are expected to represent approximately 32% of the combined company. 

The implied total transaction value based on closing prices as of April 23, 2021, was approximately $2.6 billion.

The new company will have over $87 billion in assets and operate nearly 400 traditional branches in nine states and 87 loan production offices across a 28-state footprint, the companies said. It will have its headquarters on Long Island, N.Y. with regional headquarters in Troy, Mich., including Flagstar's mortgage operations.

The combined company will maintain the Flagstar Bank brand in the Midwest. Flagstar's mortgage division will also maintain the Flagstar brand. Other states will retain their current branding.

Based in Hicksville, N.Y., New York Community Bancorp 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 March 31, 2022, it reported assets of $61 billion, loans of $46.8 billion, deposits of $38 billion, and stockholders' equity of $6.9 billion.

Flagstar Bancorp is a $23.2 billion savings and loan holding company providing commercial, small business, and consumer banking services through 158 branches in Michigan, Indiana, California, Wisconsin, and Ohio.  It also provides home loans through a wholesale network of brokers and correspondents in all 50 states, as well as 82 retail locations in 28 states.

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