SOURCE: Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

November 23, 2015 14:16 ET

Freddie Mac Announces Intent to Sell Over $590 Million in Last STACR Offering for 2015

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 23, 2015) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today further expanded its leading Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) debt notes program by announcing its intention to sell its second actual loss offering of loans with LTVs ranging from 80 to 95 percent (STACR HQA Series), pending market conditions. This is the company's eighth STACR offering this year and the last one of the year. Through the award-winning and innovative STACR program, Freddie Mac transfers a portion of its credit risk on certain Single-Family loans to private capital markets investors.

With the $590 million STACR 2015-HQA2 offering Freddie Mac holds the senior loss risk in the capital structure and a portion of the risk in the Class M-1, M-2 and M-3, and the first loss Class B tranche.

Citigroup and Barclays will serve as co-lead managers and joint bookrunners. BNP Paribas, BofA Merrill Lynch, Cantor Fitzgerald and Nomura are co-managers. Loop Capital is a selling group member.

STACR 2015-HQA2 has a reference pool of Single-Family mortgages with an unpaid principal balance of more than $17 billion. The reference pool consists of a subset of 30-year fixed-rate Single-Family mortgages acquired by Freddie Mac between December 1, 2014, and March 31, 2015, with LTVs from 80 to 95 percent.

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, 2014, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 19, 2015; 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, 2014, 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, 2014, 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 one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Additional information is available at FreddieMac.com, Twitter @FreddieMac and Freddie Mac's blog FreddieMac.com/blog.