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From: SPECIMEN <> Sent: Thursday, April 25, 2019 1:02 PM To: Krause, Dominique x57356 Subject: #NYB19PXY# NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. Annual Meeting %P18884_0 0123456789012345 0000001% CY NEW YORK COMMD ITY B BANCORP, INC; 2019 Annual Meeting June 4, 2019 Important proxy voting material is ready for your action. This email represents the following share(s): NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP INC 122; 456,789,012.00000 NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. 401K 123,456,789,012.00000 NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. ESOP 123,456,789,012.00000 NYCB—STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN 123 456,789,012.00000 LONG ISLAND FINANCIAL CORP 123,456,789,012.00000 RICHMOND COUNTY FINANCIAL 123,456.789,012.00000 NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. 401K 123,456,789,012.00000 NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP, INC. ESOP 123,456,789,012.00000 NYCB NON-QUALIFIED STOCK INCENTIVE PLAN 123,456,789,012.00000 Three Ways to Vote 12 Now via ProxyVote Vote By June 3, 2019 11:59 P.M. ET 0At the Meeting For shares held in a Plan, vote by 0 By Phone 1.800.690.6903 May 29, 2019 11:59 P.M. ET Control Number: 0123456789012345 1


Dear New York Community Bancorp, Inc. Shareholder: The proxy materials for the New York Community Bancorp, Inc. 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are now available. This e-mail provides the information you need to view these materials online, cast your vote over the Internet, and (if desired) request a copy of the meeting materials. New York Community Bancorp, Inc.’s Board of Directors unanimously recommends that the Company’s stockholders vote “FOR” the elections of directors, “FOR” the ratification of KPMG LLP as the Company’s independent auditor, “FOR” an advisory vote to approve compensation for the executive officers, and “AGAINST” the three shareholder proposals disclosed in the Proxy Statement. Your vote is very important. We urge you to take a moment now to follow the instructions provided in this e-mail and cast your vote. To view the Annual Meeting Materials, please go to the Internet site specified below. Important Materials e Proxy Statement • 10-K Report • Annual Report For holdc:rs .7i 7, of April 9, 2019 ,    Pram*ote Broadridge scivice (c)1997 -2019 Broadridge. Financial Solutions, Inc ProxyVote and Broadridge are trademarks of Broadridge Financial Solutions. Inc CUSIP is a registered trademark of the American Bankers Association . All other registered marks belong to their respective owners 2