MCLEAN, VA--(Marketwired - Mar 19, 2015) - Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced its intention to sell its second Structured Agency Credit Risk (STACR®) debt notes offering this year of $725 million, pending market conditions. The STACR Series 2015-HQ1 has loans with LTVs from 80 to 95 percent. Through STACR, Freddie Mac transfers a portion of its credit risk on certain groups of loans to private investors.
With STACR Series 2015-HQ1, Freddie Mac is issuing 150 basis points of first loss and rating the M-3 bond. Freddie Mac holds the senior loss risk in the reference pool and a portion of the risk in the Class M-1, M-2 and M-3, and the first loss Class B tranche.
"We expect routine sales of the higher LTV benchmark HQ series to facilitate more transparency and liquidity in the credit risk transfer market," said Mike Reynolds, Freddie Mac vice president of Credit Risk Transfer.
Credit Suisse and Bank of America Merrill Lynch will serve as co-lead managers and joint bookrunners. STACR Series 2015-HQ1 has a reference pool of recently-originated Single-Family mortgages with an unpaid principal balance of more than $16.5 billion.
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, 2014, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 19, 2015; 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, 2014, 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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