MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Freddie Mac (NYSE: FRE) announced today that it priced its new 2.875% $4 billion five-year USD Reference Notes® security due on February 9, 2015. The issue, CUSIP number 3137EACH0, was priced at 99.974 to yield 2.88%, or 27.5 basis points more than five-year U.S. Treasury Notes. The issue will settle on Thursday, January 7, 2010.
The new five-year Reference Notes security was offered via a syndicate of dealers headed by Barclays Capital, Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., and Citigroup Global Markets. An application was made to list the issue on the Euro MTF market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
Including today's offering, Freddie Mac has approximately $261 billion in Reference Notes and Reference Bonds® securities outstanding.
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.
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, 2008 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. Over the years, Freddie Mac has made home possible for one in six homebuyers and more than five million renters. www.FreddieMac.com
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