SOURCE: Freddie Mac

Freddie Mac

October 18, 2016 17:37 ET

Freddie Mac Prices $478 Million STACR Offering

MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Oct 18, 2016) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today priced a $478 million Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) debt notes offering, its eighth and final for this year. Through STACR, Freddie Mac transfers a significant portion of its mortgage credit risk on certain groups of loans to private investors. 

"With our eighth STACR deal of the year, we have laid off a significant portion of credit risk on $584 billion of single-family mortgages to date," said Michael Reynolds, vice president of credit risk transfer. "We experienced strong and growing investor demand in STACR in 2016, especially in the second half the year. Our plan is to continue to evolve our flagship program and support the liquidity of this market."

Pricing for STACR Series 2016-HQA4:

  • M-1 class was one-month LIBOR plus a spread of 80 basis points.
  • M-2 class was one month LIBOR plus a spread of 130 basis points. 
  • M-3 class was one month LIBOR plus a spread of 390 basis points.
  • B class was one month LIBOR plus a spread of 875 basis points.

Citigroup Global Markets and Barclays Capital will serve as co-lead managers and joint bookrunners.

With the STACR 2016-HQA4 offering of loans with LTVs ranging from 80 to 97 percent, 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 tranches, and the first loss Class B tranche.

STACR 2016-HQA4 has a reference pool of single-family mortgages with an unpaid principal balance of more than $13.8 billion. The reference pool consists of a subset of 30-year fixed-rate single-family mortgages acquired by Freddie Mac.

Freddie Mac has led the market in introducing new credit risk-sharing initiatives with STACR, Agency Credit Insurance Structure (ACIS®) and Whole Loan Securities (WLS(SM)), and was the first agency to market these types of credit risk transfer transactions. The company has since grown its investor base to more than 200 unique investors, including insurers and reinsurers. Additional information about the company's single-family risk sharing offerings is available at http://www.freddiemac.com/creditriskofferings/. Freddie Mac also has a STACR issuance calendar to help investors plan their allocations.

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 approximately 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.