Astoria Financial Corporation is a Delaware corporation organized on June 14, 1993 as the unitary savings and loan association holding company of Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association and its consolidated subsidiaries, or Astoria Federal. The Company's business is the operation of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Astoria Federal who attracts retail deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations, main repayments on loans and securities and borrowings, mainly in one-to-four family mortgage loans, multi-family mortgage loans, commercial real estate loans and mortgage-backed securities. To a lesser degree, Astoria Federal also invests in construction loans and consumer and other loans, U.S. government, government agency and government-sponsored enterprise, or GSE, securities and other investments permitted by federal banking laws and regulations. In addition to Astoria Federal, the Company has two other subsidiaries, AF Insurance Agency, Inc. and Astoria Capital Trust I. AF Insurance Agency, Inc. is a licensed life insurance agency and property and casualty insurance broker. Through contractual agreements with various third party marketing organizations, AF Insurance Agency, Inc. makes insurance products available mainly to the customers of Astoria Federal. Astoria Federal has been, and continues to be, a community-oriented federally chartered savings association offering a number of financial services to meet the needs of the communities it serves. Its retail banking network includes multiple delivery channels including full service banking offices, automated teller machines and telephone and internet banking capabilities. The Company is subject to extensive regulation, examination and supervision by the OCC, as its primary federal regulator, by the FDIC, as its deposit insurer, and by the CFPB.
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