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NYCB Finalizes Acquisition of Flagstar

New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYCB) and Flagstar Bancorp have jointly announced that, at their respective shareholder meetings, they each received the necessary approval for the consummation of their planned merger. Originally announced in late April, the transaction is expected to close during Q4, subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions and the receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals.

"We are extremely pleased by the overwhelming support received from both sets of shareholders in favor of this transaction,” said Chairman, President, and CEO of NYCB, Thomas R. Cangemi. “The strong approval confirms the financial and strategic benefits of the transaction. I am looking forward to working with Flagstar to create one of the top regional banks in the country."

Upon closing, the combined company will have $85 billion in total assets, operating nearly 400 traditional branches in nine states, and 86 retail lending offices across 28 states. It will have its headquarters based on Long Island, N.Y., with regional headquarters in Troy, Michigan, including Flagstar's mortgage business.

"I am very pleased with today's vote, which validates the shareholder value created by the merger," said Sandro DiNello, President and CEO of Flagstar. "The entire organization is very excited about the opportunities which lie ahead for the combined company, while maintaining a strong commitment to our employees, customers, and to all the communities we serve."

Cangemi will serve as President and CEO of the combined company, and DiNello will become Non-Executive Chairman, with John Pinto serving as Senior EVP and CFO of the combined company. Lee M. Smith will continue to lead the Mortgage Division as Senior EVP and President of Mortgage, and Reginald Davis will head up consumer and commercial banking, and serve as Senior EVP and President of Banking. The remaining key roles will combine the best talent from both companies. The Board of Directors will be comprised of 12 directors–eight from NYCB, and four from Flagstar.

Flagstar reported Q2 2021 net income of $147 million, compared to a Q1 2021 net income of $149 million. NYCB reported a Q2 2021 net income of $152 million, up 45% compared to the $105 million year-over-year.

About Author: Eric C. Peck

Eric C. Peck has 20-plus years’ experience covering the mortgage industry, he most recently served as Editor-in-Chief for The Mortgage Press and National Mortgage Professional Magazine. Peck graduated from the New York Institute of Technology where he received his B.A. in Communication Arts/Media. After graduating, he began his professional career with Videography Magazine before landing in the mortgage space. Peck has edited three published books and has served as Copy Editor for Entrepreneur.com.
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