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New York Community Bancorp, Astoria Financial shareholders approve merger

Shareholders ofWestbury, N.Y.-based New YorkCommunity Bancorp Inc. and Lake Success, N.Y.-based approvedtheir pending merger.

New YorkCommunity President and CEO Joseph Ficalora said in an April 26 press releasethat more than 97% of the votes at both companies were cast in favor of thetransaction.

The merger isstill subject to regulatory approval.