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Press Release

May 20, 2015

Contact: Matt Anderson, 212-709-1691

BENJAMIN M. LAWSKY TO DEPART NYDFS AFTER FOUR YEARS SERVING AS THE AGENCY'S FIRST SUPERINTENDENT

Benjamin M. Lawsky, Superintendent of Financial Services, announced today that he will depart the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) in late-June after four years serving as the newly created agency's first superintendent. Superintendent Lawsky was unanimously confirmed to his position by the New York State Senate in May 2011.

A summary of NYDFS initiatives and enforcement actions is contained in its Annual Report, which can be viewed, here.

Superintendent Lawsky said: "I am deeply proud of the work our team has done building this new agency and helping strengthen oversight of the financial markets. We have assembled a great team at NYDFS and I have full confidence that the critical work of this agency will continue seamlessly moving forward. I also want to thank Governor Cuomo for the trust he showed in appointing me to this position and for providing us with the opportunity to serve the people of New York. On a personal level, I am deeply grateful to the Governor, who has been an incredible mentor and amazing friend to me over the past eight years."

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