North Fork to Present at Lehman Financial Services Conference in London

MELVILLE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 10, 2005--North Fork Bancorporation, Inc. (NYSE:NFB) will be presenting at the Lehman Brothers Eighth Annual Financial Services Conference in London on Wednesday, May 11 at 8:30 a.m. (EST) (1:30 p.m. London time).

Lehman Brothers has established a Live and Archived Webcast for interested parties to listen to and view the North Fork presentation. The Webcast can be accessed by visiting North Fork's website at http://www.northforkbank.com and clicking on Lehman Brothers Conference - May 11, 2005. A printable version of the presentation slideshow will also be available on the North Fork website.

Daniel M. Healy,