MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2016) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today released its 2017 issuance calendar for its Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) debt notes. The company plans to offer seven STACR transactions next year, from both its DNA and HQA series. Through STACR, Freddie Mac transfers a significant portion of its mortgage credit risk on certain groups of loans to private investors.
"The issuance calendar is another way we provide investors transparency into our flagship credit risk transfer program," said Michael Reynolds, vice president of credit risk transfer. "We will continue to focus on on-the-run collateral as we did in 2016. We're committed to supporting the liquidity of STACR, and plan to continue to enhance the program to meet the needs of the market and investors worldwide."
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. Since 2013, the company has transferred a significant portion of credit risk on approximately $580 billion of UPB on single-family mortgages. The company has 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/.
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 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.