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Press Release
The New York State Banking Department Announces Appointment
of Deputy Superintendent for Consumer Services

March 17, 2008

New York, N.Y.: The New York State Banking Department today announced the appointment of Dianne E. Dixon to serve as Deputy Superintendent for the Consumer Services Division.

As Deputy Superintendent, Dixon will be responsible for the management and coordination of all consumer services activities which include onsite compliance, Fair Lending and Community Reinvestment examinations, and enforcement of consumer protection regulations. Dixon will also lead the division’s continued outreach efforts in educating community groups, consumers and financial institutions on their respective rights and responsibilities.

“We are very pleased to have Dianne joining us here at the Banking Department,” said Richard Neiman, Superintendent of Banks for the state of New York. “Her experience with protecting the rights of New York citizens will prove invaluable to our continuing consumer protection efforts.”

Dixon was most recently Civil Rights Bureau Chief for the New York State Department of Law, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the bureau’s statewide affirmative civil rights agenda. A long-time civil servant, Dixon has worked to protect a variety of consumer and civil rights in her positions over the past 20 years, including Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Bureau and General Counsel for the Center for Law & Justice at Medgar Evers College.

An alumnus of New York University School of Law, Dixon has also taught courses at several local schools, including Medgar Evers College, New York University School of Law and the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

TheNew York State Banking Department is the regulator for all state-chartered banking institutions, virtually all of the United States offices of international banking institutions, all of the State’s mortgage brokers, mortgage bankers, check cashers, money transmitters and budget planners. The aggregate assets of the depository institutions supervised by the Banking Department are more than $1.8 trillion.

In addition to regulating banking institutions, the Banking Department is active in informing and educating all New Yorkers on banking matters. To contact the Banking Department, please call 1-877-BANK-NYS or visit our Web site at

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