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Lawrence J. Savarese

Lawrence J. Savarese serves as a Director of New York Community Bancorp, Inc. and its bank subsidiary, Flagstar Bank, N.A. He first joined the Boards in March 2013. In addition to chairing the Audit Committee, he is also a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

From 1978 through 2012, Mr. Savarese enjoyed a successful career with the independent public accounting firm KPMG. For 19 of those years, he was an Audit Partner in the firm’s Financial Services Practice, serving as partner in charge of audits of both community banks and international banks with branches and agencies in the United States. During this time, Mr. Savarese served as KPMG’s representative to the New York Bankers Association and The Institute of International Bankers.

From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Savarese served as Audit Partner, Risk Management, for KPMG's Advisory Practice, where he developed and implemented advisory service protocols in connection with certain requirements of the Public Accounting Oversight Board. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Savarese was an Audit Partner in KPMG's Global Services Centre, where he designed and developed the standardized approach for auditing banks now used by the firm's Global Bank Practice.