Freddie Mac Announces K-010 Offering of K Certificates

Freddie Mac Announces K-010 Offering of K Certificates

McLean, VA – January 12, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Freddie Mac (OTC: FMCC) today announced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates (“K Certificates”), multifamily mortgage-backed securities. The company expects to offer approximately $1 billion in K Certificates (“K-010 Certificates”), which are expected to price the week of January 17, 2011 and settle on or about February 10, 2011.

The K-010 Certificates will be offered to the market by a network of dealers led by J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities LLC as Co-Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners for the transaction. Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman, Sachs & Co., Jefferies & Company, Inc., and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated have been named as Co-Managers for the transaction. The K-010 Certificates are backed by 76 recently originated multifamily mortgages and are guaranteed by Freddie Mac.

“We are very pleased to announce our first K-Deal for 2011, which represents the first of many deals we expect to issue this year as our securitization activity grows,” said David Brickman, vice president of Multifamily CMBS Capital Markets for Freddie Mac. “This offering also includes a new feature – this is the first K-deal in which two rating agencies were engaged to provide conventional public ratings.”

K Certificates provide Freddie Mac with an efficient vehicle to securitize multifamily loans. They provide investors structured guaranteed securities with stable cash flows and both structured credit enhancement and the Freddie Mac guarantee.

The preliminary offering circular supplement relating to the K-010 Certificates can be found at http://www.freddiemac.com/mbs/data/k010oc.pdf [PDF 3.1M]. 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, 2009, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on February 24, 2010, 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, 2009 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.

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Freddie Mac is a stockholder-owned corporation established by Congress in 1970 to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the nation's residential mortgage markets. Freddie Mac raises capital on Wall Street and throughout the world's capital markets to finance mortgages for families across America. Over the years, Freddie Mac has made home possible for one in six homebuyers and more than five million renters

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