MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2013) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates") backed exclusively by multifamily mortgages with a 5-year term. The company expects to offer approximately $900 million in K Certificates ("K-502 Certificates"), which are expected to price on or about March 1, 2013, and settle on or about March 14, 2013. This is Freddie Mac's third K Certificate offering this year.
The K-502 Certificates are backed by 41 recently-originated multifamily mortgages and are guaranteed by Freddie Mac. The K-502 Certificates will be offered to the market by a syndicate of dealers led by Barclays Capital, Inc. and J. P. Morgan Securities LLC as co-lead managers and joint bookrunners. Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Jefferies & Company, Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC will serve as co-managers.
"This is the second time we've offered a deal backed exclusively by 5-year collateral," said Mitchell Resnick, vice president at Freddie Mac. "Through the K Certificate program we offer an array of opportunities for investors who want shorter or longer-term securities. Since our first K-Deal back in June 2009, we have issued $46 billion in securities, and are very proud of the program. The K program continues to be profitable for Freddie Mac, and allows us to meet the financing needs of the multifamily market and bring private capital into the marketplace."
The K-502 Certificates include two senior principal and interest classes, two senior interest only classes and a junior interest only class. Moody's Investors Service, Inc. and Standard & Poor's Ratings Services have been engaged to rate the four senior classes of K-502 Certificates, which are each expected to receive a rating of "Aaa(sf)" and "AAA(sf)", respectively, subject to ongoing monitoring.
Freddie Mac is a leading issuer of agency-guaranteed structured multifamily securities. K Certificates feature a wide range of investor options with stable cash flows and a structured credit enhancement. K-Deals include guaranteed senior principal and interest, and interest only classes.
The preliminary offering circular supplement relating to the K-502 Certificates can be found at http://www.freddiemac.com/mbs/data/k502oc.pdf. A Freddie Mac multifamily investor presentation on the K Certificate deal structure and multifamily loan portfolio performance data is available at FreddieMac.com. Freddie Mac also has an online tool for investors and analysts, Multifamily Securities Investor Access. This is a central database that houses all post-securitization data from Investor Reporting Packages to help investors and analysts monitor K-Deal performance.
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, 2011, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 9, 2012; 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, 2011, 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, 2011, http://www.freddiemac.com/investors/infostat 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 homebuyers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. www.FreddieMac.com. Twitter: @FreddieMac