MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced that its latest offering of Structured Pass-Through Certificates (K Certificates) will include classes of floating rate bonds indexed to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) and backed by underlying mortgages that are also indexed to SOFR. The approximately $991.5 million in K Certificates (K-F95 Certificates) are expected to price on or about December 8, 2020. The offering is the first of its kind as all past SOFR-based K-Deal floating rate bonds were backed by LIBOR-based underlying mortgages.
K-F95 will also include classes of floating-rate bonds indexed to LIBOR and backed by underlying mortgages that are indexed to LIBOR. Freddie Mac Multifamily began purchasing SOFR based floating rate mortgages in October 2020 and will cease all LIBOR-indexed loan purchases by the end of the year. Once all LIBOR-indexed loans purchased by year end 2020 have been securitized, floating rate K Certificates will include only SOFR-indexed bond classes.
“Throughout the past year we have worked to ease the transition away from LIBOR with more than 20 K-Deals that included bonds indexed to SOFR,” said Robert Koontz, Senior Vice President of Multifamily Capital Markets. “The collateral for those offerings was LIBOR-based and Freddie Mac covered the basis mismatch. With purchases of SOFR-indexed loans gaining momentum, we’re now able to offer the first tranche of SOFR bonds backed by SOFR collateral.”
In December 2019, Freddie Mac priced K-F73, which was the multifamily industry’s first offering of SOFR-based bonds. 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, 2018, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 14, 2019; 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, 2018, 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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