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ASTORIA FINANCIAL APPOINTS ALAN EGGLESTON GENERAL COUNSEL

 LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Astoria Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: ASFC), the holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association, announced today that Alan Eggleston has been named to the position of vice president and general counsel of Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association.
 Mr. Eggleston, 40, will manage all legal affairs for Astoria Financial and its subsidiary, Astoria Federal. He will report to George L. Engelke, Jr., president and chief executive officer of both Astoria Financial and Astoria Federal.
 Mr. Eggleston joined Astoria from the National Savings Bank of Albany, Albany, N.Y., where he served seven years in the successive positions of senior vice president and secretary, and vice president and secretary. Previously, he was vice president and secretary at Niagara County Savings Bank, Niagara Falls, N.Y., which he joined in 1980 as special assistant to the president. He also served as vice president and secretary, and as assistant vice president and compliance officer. He began his career in 1978 as an associate attorney with Orr, Brydges and Orr, Niagara Falls, N.Y.
 "Alan brings to Astoria an extensive background in the fields of both law and banking," said Mr. Engelke. "His expertise will be a solid addition to our management team."
 Mr. Eggleston received his B.A. degree magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Oswego and his Juris Doctorate from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He also is a graduate of the National School of Finance and Management at Fairfield University.
 An attorney licensed to practice law in the state of New York since 1978, he is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the American Society of Corporate Secretaries. He also serves on the Law and Regulation Committee of the Community Bankers Association of New York State.
 Astoria Financial Corporation is the holding company for Astoria Federal Savings and Loan Association, one of the largest thrifts in the state of New York. Astoria Federal, with approximately $4 billion in assets, specializes in single-family residential mortgage lending and operates from 28 banking offices located in the New York City metropolitan areas of Queens, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester counties and the upstate New York counties of Chenango and Ostego.
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 /CONTACT: Mary Crane, assistant vice president - investor relations of Astoria Financial Corporation, 516-327-3000; or Michelle Manoff of Morgen-Walke Associates, Inc., 212-850-5600/
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