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Event to mark launch of Department of Financial Services

Lawsky to announce mission of new agency; 19 former Superintendents to attend

By New York State Insurance Department

For more information contact: Ellen Wenz, 212-480-5262

NEW YORK, NY (09/30/2011)(readMedia)-- Financial Services Superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky will announce the mission and new structure of New York State's new Department of Financial Services (DFS) during a speech at 10 a.m., Monday, at Pace University's Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts, 3 Spruce St., New York.

Lawsky's speech will mark the official launch of the DFS, which becomes effective with the merger of two of the nation's oldest regulatory agencies, the New York State Insurance Department and Banking Department. Lawsky will address how New York, which has historically been a leader in financial services regulation, plans to maintain that position and keep New York the world financial center.

Nineteen former Banking and Insurance Superintendents will attend. Two former Superintendents who served under Gov. Hugh Carey will speak. They are former Insurance Superintendent Albert B. Lewis and former Banking Superintendent John G. Heimann.

An estimated 600 people, including representatives of government agencies, DFS employees and industry representatives are expected to attend the event.

WHO: Launch of New York State Department of Financial Services
WHAT: New Superintendent to announce mission and structure of new agency
WHEN: Monday October 03, 2011 at 10:00AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Pace University
Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
3 Spruce St.
New York, New York 10038
NOTES: Superintendent Lawsky will be available for interviews. Site equipped for TV recording.


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