Freddie Mac Announces K-703 Offering of K Certificates Backed Only by 7-Year Multifamily Mortgages

Aug 22, 2011, 10:48 ET from Freddie Mac

MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today announced its third offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates ("K Certificates") backed only by multifamily mortgages with a 7-year term. The company expects to offer approximately $1.0 billion in K Certificates ("K-703 Certificates"), which are expected to price the week of August 22, 2011, and settle on or about September 14, 2011.  

The K-703 Certificates will be offered to the market by a syndicate of dealers led by Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC as co-lead managers and joint bookrunners for the transaction.  Barclays Capital Inc., Jefferies & Company, Inc., J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc. will serve as co-managers for the transaction. The K-703 Certificates are backed by 71 recently-originated multifamily mortgages and are guaranteed by Freddie Mac. Rating agencies Fitch, Inc. and Moody's Investors Service, Inc. have been engaged for the transaction.

Freddie Mac is a leading issuer of agency-guaranteed structured multifamily securities and has brought to market nine K-deals this year, with an issuance size of about $1 billion each. They feature a wide range of investor options with stable cash flows and a structured credit enhancement.  K-deals include guaranteed senior and interest only classes.

The preliminary offering circular supplement relating to the K-703 Certificates can be found at  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, 2010, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on February 24, 2011, and all documents that Freddie Mac files with the SEC pursuant to Sections 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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