Thomas S. Johnson

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Thomas S. Johnson

"The United States-Japan Foundation has elected Thomas S. Johnson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenPoint Financial Corp. & GreenPoint Bank, as the new Chairman of its Board of Trustees, effective April 23, 2001.

"Mr. Johnson succeeds Dr. Thomas A. Bartlett, the former Chancellor of the State University of New York, who expressed a wish to retire after seven years in the office.

"Johnson was a Trustee of the Foundation since 1993 and has served as Chairman of its Finance Committee since 1994. His election took place at the semi-annual meeting of the full Board of Trustees in Kobe, Japan. He is the fourth chairman in the Foundation's 21-year history...

"Johnson, who is also Chairman of the Board of Trinity College, has long had an interest in East Asia and education, spending two years as an educator in the Philippines from 1964-66, and serving as Treasurer of the Asia Society and as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Institute of International Education.

"A graduate of Trinity College with an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, he worked at Chemical Bank for 20 years, serving as its president from 1983-89. From 1989-91 he was President and Director of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Co. until its merger agreement with Chemical Bank. He assumed his present position in 1993." 2001

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