XNYS:NYB Insider Activity 4 Filing - 3/13/2012

Effective Date 3/13/2012

FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
CARPENTER JAMES J
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
NEW YORK COMMUNITY BANCORP INC [NYB]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Sr.EVP & Chief Lending Officer
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
615 MERRICK AVENUE
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
03/13/2012
(Street)

WESTBURY, NY 11590
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
_X_ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 03/13/2012   A   60,575 A $ 0 60,575 I By Stock Award VI(1)
Common Stock               89,160 D  
Common Stock               7,940(2) I By 401(k)
Common Stock               36,944 I By ESOP
Common Stock               16,166 I By IRA
Common Stock               14,000 I By Stock Award II(3)
Common Stock               30,000 I By Stock Award III(4)
Common Stock               33,600 I By Stock Award IV(5)
Common Stock               40,000 I By Stock Award V(6)

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Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4, and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
(Month/Day/Year)
7. Title and Amount of Underlying Securities
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 4)
10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 4)
11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (right to buy) $16.06             01/21/2004(7) 01/21/2013 Common Stock 14,222   14,222 D  
Stock Option (right to buy) $23.5             09/16/2004(8) 09/16/2013 Common Stock 13,333   13,333 D  
Stock Option (right to buy) $16.06             12/30/2005(9) 01/21/2013 Common Stock 7,111   7,111 D  
Stock Option (right to buy) $23.5             12/30/2005(10) 09/16/2013 Common Stock 6,667   6,667 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
CARPENTER JAMES J
615 MERRICK AVENUE
WESTBURY, NY 11590
      Sr.EVP & Chief Lending Officer  

Signatures

 /s/ Ilene A. Angarola, Power of Attorney   03/15/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) Stock Awards granted pursuant to the New York Community Bancorp, Inc. 2006 Stock Incentive Plan vest in five equal annual installments commencing on March 13, 2013.
(2) This form reflects an increase in beneficial ownership resulting from an exempt acquisition pursuant to Rule 16b-3(c).
(3) Stock Awards granted pursuant to the New York Community Bancorp, Inc. 2006 Stock Incentive Plan vest in two equal annual installments commencing on April 4, 2012.
(4) Stock Awards granted pursuant to the New York Community Bancorp, Inc. 2006 Stock Incentive Plan vest in three equal annual installments commencing on April 28, 2012.
(5) Stock Awards granted pursuant to the New York Community Bancorp, Inc. 2006 Stock Incentive Plan vest in four equal annual installments commencing on March 31, 2012.
(6) Stock Awards granted pursuant to the New York Community Bancorp, Inc. 2006 Stock Incentive Plan vest in five equal annual installments commencing on March 25, 2012.
(7) Stock Options granted pursuant to the New York Community Bancorp, Inc. 1997 Stock Option Plan vest in equal installments beginning on January 21, 2004 and were fully vested and are exercisable as of January 21, 2005.
(8) Stock Options granted pursuant to the 1993 Haven Stock Option Plan vest in equal installments beginning on September 16, 2004 and were fully vested and are exercisable as of September 16, 2005.
(9) Stock Options granted pursuant to the New York Community Bancorp, Inc. 1997 Stock Option Plan were fully exercisable as of December 30, 2005.
(10) Stock Options granted pursuant to 1993 Haven Stock Option Plan were fully exercisable as of December 30, 2005.

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