Astoria Financial Corp., Lake Success, N.Y., elected its president and CEO, George L. Engelke Jr., to the additional post of chairman.

Mr. Engelke, 58, has been president and CEO since 1989. A spokesman for Astoria Financial said Mr. Engelke succeeded Henry Drewitz, 75, who retired April 16 after reaching the mandatory retirement age for a director.

Astoria Financial, with $7.7 billion of assets, is the third-largest thrift in New York, behind Dime Bancorp and GreenPoint Financial Corp.

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