SOURCE: Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation

December 12, 2008 17:51 ET

Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $250,000 From Investment in Federal Agriculture Mortgage Corp. to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff Position in Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Before the February 3, 2009 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - December 12, 2008) - Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of purchasers of the securities of Federal Agriculture Mortgage Corp. ("FarmerMac" or the "Company") (NYSE: AGM) during the period between March 15, 2007 and September 12, 2008, inclusive (the "Class Period").

No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff no later than February 3, 2009 and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement and how much of a settlement to accept for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in the Company during the Class Period. You may contact Brower Piven (through or 410/986-0036) to answer any questions you may have in that regard.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the Company's failure to disclose during the Class Period that the Company's financial results were inflated through manipulations relating to the characterization of impairment costs and/or depreciation expenses and by defendants' use of overly optimistic assumptions of asset valuations of investments such that the Company was not on track to meet guidance sponsored or endorsed by defendants. According to the complaint, on September 12, 2008, after the Company revealed that it would incur significant charges due to its exposure to Fannie Mae securities, the value of Farmer Mac's stock declined significantly.

If you have suffered a net loss for all transactions in Federal Agriculture Mortgage Corp. securities during the Class Period (including shares or possibly calls purchased during, but retained after, the Class Period or possibly put options sold but not covered until after the Class Period), you may obtain additional information about this lawsuit and your ability to become a lead plaintiff by contacting Brower Piven at, by email at, by calling 410-986-0036, or at Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, The World Trade Center-Baltimore, 401 East Pratt Street, Suite 2525, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined experience litigating securities and class action cases of over 40 years. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.

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