SOURCE: Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

April 22, 2016 10:00 ET

Freddie Mac Announces Intent to Sell Almost $1 Billion in Notes in Its 20th STACR® Offering

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2016) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced its intention to sell its 20th Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) debt notes offering since the program's inception and its 3rd one this year. The $916 million offering is subject to market conditions. Through the STACR program, Freddie Mac transfers a portion of its credit risk on certain Single-Family loans to private capital markets investors.

STACR Series 2016-DNA2 has a reference pool of recently-acquired Single-Family mortgages with an unpaid principal balance of more than $30 billion. Freddie Mac holds the senior loss risk in the capital structure, and a portion of the risk in the Class M-1, M-2, M-3, and B Bonds.

Nomura Securities and Bank of America Merrill Lynch will serve as co-lead managers and joint bookrunners.

Freddie Mac has led the market in introducing new GSE risk-sharing initiatives by completing 19 STACR offerings, two Whole Loan Securities (SM) (WLS(SM)) offerings and 16 ACIS transactions since mid-2013. Through STACR, WLS and ACIS, Freddie Mac has transferred a substantial portion of credit risk on more than $440 billion of UPB on single-family mortgages. Freddie Mac was the first agency to market credit risk transfer transactions with STACR, WLS and ACIS, and the company has since grown its investor base to approximately 200 unique investors, including reinsurers.

This announcement is not an offer to sell any Freddie Mac securities. Offers for any given security are made only through applicable offering circulars and related supplements, which incorporate Freddie Mac's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 18, 2016; all other reports Freddie Mac filed with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) since December 31, 2015, excluding any information furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K; and all documents that Freddie Mac files with the SEC pursuant to Sections 13(a), 13(c) or 14 of the Exchange Act, excluding any information furnished to the SEC on Form 8-K.

Freddie Mac's press releases sometimes contain forward-looking statements. A description of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in these and other forward-looking statements can be found in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, and its reports on Form 10-Q and Form 8-K, filed with the SEC and available on the Investor Relations page of the company's Web site at www.FreddieMac.com/investors and the SEC's Web site at www.sec.gov.

Freddie Mac was established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac supports communities across the nation by providing mortgage capital to lenders. Today Freddie Mac is making home possible for one in four home borrowers and is the largest source of financing for multifamily housing. Additional information is available at FreddieMac.com, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac's blog FreddieMac.com/blog.