Freddie Mac Announces $1 Billion Reopening of 2.875% Five-Year Reference Notes(R) Security

Jan 28, 2010, 08:50 ET from Freddie Mac

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Freddie Mac (NYSE: FRE) announced today that it plans to launch a $1 billion reopening of its 2.875% five-year USD Reference Notes® security that matures on February 9, 2015.  The issue will price today, Thursday, January 28, 2010, and will settle on February 1, 2010.

The $1 billion reopening of the 2.875% five-year Reference Notes security will be conducted via an Internet-based auction.  The issue, CUSIP 3137EACH0, is listed on the Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.  After the reopening, the outstanding size of the 2.875% five-year Reference Notes security will be $5 billion.  All auction details can be found on Freddie Mac's Debt Securities Web page,

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, 2008, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 11, 2009, and all documents that Freddie Mac files with the SEC pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c) or 14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, excluding any information "furnished" to the SEC on Form 8-K.

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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. Over the years, Freddie Mac has made home possible for one in six homebuyers and more than five million renters.

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