SOURCE: Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

May 26, 2016 15:54 ET

Freddie Mac Announces Third NPL Transaction of 2016

$783 Million Transaction Features Seven Pools, Including Two Extended Timeline Pools (EXPOs) Targeting Smaller Investors

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - May 26, 2016) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced a $783 million non-performing loan (NPL) transaction, an auction of seasoned non-performing residential whole loans held in Freddie Mac's mortgage investment portfolio. The NPLs are currently serviced by Bayview Loan Servicing, LLC.

The NPLs are being marketed via seven pools: five Standard Pool Offerings (SPO®) and two Extended Timeline Pool Offerings (EXPO®) which target participation by smaller investors, including non-profits and minority and women-owned businesses (MWOBs).

Bids are due from qualified bidders on June 15, 2016, for the SPO offerings and June 29, 2016, for the EXPO offerings. The sales are expected to settle in August and September 2016.

All eligible bidders, including private investors, MWOBs, non-profits and neighborhood advocacy funds are encouraged to bid. The winning bidder will be determined on the basis of economics, subject to meeting Freddie Mac's internal reserve levels. To participate, all potential bidders are required to be approved by Freddie Mac to access the secure data room containing information about the NPLs and to bid on the NPL pool.

Advisors to Freddie Mac on the transaction are Bank of America Merrill Lynch and The Williams Capital Group L.P.

Through the first quarter of 2016, Freddie Mac has sold $4.3 billion in NPLs as part of its strategy to reduce the less liquid assets in its mortgage investment portfolio. Requirements guiding the servicing of these transactions are focused on improving borrower outcomes and stabilizing communities. In April 2016, Freddie Mac's regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced enhanced requirements for NPL sales. Additional information about the company's NPL sales is at http://www.freddiemac.com/npl/.

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.