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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): January 25, 2012
Astoria Financial Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)||(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
ONE ASTORIA FEDERAL PLAZA, LAKE SUCCESS, NEW YORK 11042-1085
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (516) 327-3000
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On January 25, 2012, Astoria Financial Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release which, among other things, highlights the Company’s financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2011. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as an exhibit to this report.
The information provided pursuant hereto shall not be deemed incorporated by reference by any general statement incorporating by reference this Form 8-K into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and shall not otherwise be deemed filed under such Acts.
Item 8.01 Other Events
Astoria announced in its press release dated January 25, 2012 that the Board of Directors, at their January 25, 2012 meeting, declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share. The cash dividend is payable on March 1, 2012 to shareholders of record as of February 15, 2012. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as an exhibit to this report.
The Company further announced in its press release that the Board of Directors established May 16, 2012 as the date for its Annual Meeting of Shareholders, with a voting record date of March 26, 2012. A copy of the press release is furnished herewith as an exhibit to this report.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 Press release dated January 25, 2012.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|ASTORIA FINANCIAL CORPORATION|
|By:||/s/ Peter J. Cunningham|
Peter J. Cunningham
First Vice President and
Director of Investor Relations
Dated: January 25, 2012
|99.1||Press release dated January 25, 2012.|