SOLID REPUTATION: "We have demonstrated that we have not needed to go to capital.... No regulator would need to look at us and say, ‘You have to restrain your dividend because you need to build your capital,'" says Joseph Ficalora, CEO of New York Community Bancorp.

N.Y. Community, Nearing $50B Mark, Confronts Capital Conundrum

The company will soon exceed $50 billion in assets, which will bring with it added scrutiny and possible pressure to lower its dividend. CEO Joseph Ficalora is hopeful that he can preserve a high dividend, even though regulators appear to have a preference for repurchase activity.

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