(Reuters) - Jamie Dimon, the chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co who won a strong vote of confidence from shareholders last month, on Tuesday defended the disclosures the bank made last year about its unfolding London Whale derivatives loss.

"We did everything that we thought was the right thing to do," Dimon said in response to a question about the episode at an investor conference in New York.

Dimon repeated his earlier apologies for the loss that he had mistakenly called a "tempest in a teapot" one month before the company disclosed in May 2012 that it had lost more than $2 billion on the trades.

But Dimon forcefully added that bank officials had properly described the situation as they knew it at the time.

(Reporting by David Henry in New York; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)