MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) has priced a new offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates (K Certificates), which includes a class of floating rate bonds indexed to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR). The approximately $973 million in K Certificates (K-F87 Certificates) are expected to settle on or about October 16, 2020. The K-F87 Certificates are backed by floating-rate multifamily mortgages with 10-year terms, which are currently LIBOR-based.
K-F87 includes one class (Class AL) of senior bonds indexed to LIBOR and another class (Class AS) of senior bonds indexed to SOFR. Freddie Mac will provide a basis risk guarantee on Class AS that covers any floating interest rate basis risk if the value of SOFR exceeds the value of LIBOR.
|1 mo LIBOR + 35
|30-day SOFR avg + 35
- Co-Lead Managers and Joint Bookrunners: BofA Securities, Inc. and Citigroup Global Markets Inc.
- Co-Managers: Bancroft Capital, LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Mizuho Securities USA LLC and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC
The K-F87 Certificates will not be rated, and will include two senior principal and interest classes and one interest-only class that is also entitled to static prepayment premiums. The K-F87 Certificates are backed by corresponding classes issued by the FREMF 2020-KF87 Mortgage Trust (KF87 Trust) and guaranteed by Freddie Mac. The KF87 Trust will also issue certificates consisting of the Class C and R Certificates, which will be subordinate to the classes backing the K-F87 Certificates and will not be guaranteed by Freddie Mac.
Freddie Mac Multifamily is a leading issuer of agency-guaranteed structured multifamily securities. K-Deals are part of the company’s business strategy to transfer a portion of the risk of losses away from taxpayers and to private investors who purchase the unguaranteed subordinate bonds. K Certificates typically feature a wide range of investor options with stable cash flows and structured credit enhancement.
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, 2019, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 13, 2020; 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, 2019, 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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