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Freddie Mac Prices Largest STACR SPI Deal to Date

First Transaction to Include Retention of Credit Risk on Loans Subsequently Refinanced Under ERR

MCLEAN, Va., June 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB:FMCC) further reduces mortgage credit risk with its second Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) - Securitized Participation Interests (STACR SPISM) deal of the year.

The $263.5 million STACR 2018-SPI2 securities are backed by participation interests in 25- to 30-year fixed-rate mortgage loans with an aggregate principal balance of approximately $6.5 billion, which will include the retention of credit risk on those loans subsequently refinanced under Freddie Mac’s Enhanced Relief Refinance Program (ERR). STACR SPI securities are distributed across three classes of certificates; Freddie Mac will retain a five percent interest in each of the three classes, maintaining alignment of interests with credit investors and complying with EU Risk Retention rules. The M-2 and B classes are MACR classes, formed by M-2A/M-2B and B-1/B-2 respectively.

Pricing for STACR Series 2018-SPI2:

  • M-1 class: EDSF plus a spread of 100 basis points.
  • M-2 class: Swaps plus a spread of 270 basis points.
  • B class: $54.

BofA Merrill Lynch and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC are co-lead managers and joint bookrunners.

STACR SPI transactions are for investors who prefer a securitization backed by mortgage-related assets. Under STACR SPI, a securitization trust will issue unguaranteed certificates backed by participation interests of a specified percentage of mortgage loans; the remaining percentage in each mortgage loan will be evidenced by a participation interest that will be used as collateral for Gold PCs -- thereby leveraging the liquidity and efficiency of that market.

Freddie Mac has led the market in introducing new credit risk-sharing offerings. Since 2013, the company has transferred a portion of credit risk on approximately $989 billion in unpaid principal balance (UPB) on single-family mortgages. It has also grown its investor base to more than 220 unique investors, including insurers and reinsurers. Freddie Mac 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, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 15, 2018; 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, 2017, 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.

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The financial and other information contained in the documents that may be accessed on this page speaks only as of the date of those documents. The information could be out of date and no longer accurate. Freddie Mac does not undertake an obligation, and disclaims any duty, to update any of the information in those documents. Freddie Mac's future performance, including financial performance, is subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect the company's future results are discussed more fully in our reports filed with the SEC.