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Freddie Mac Sells $569 Million in NPLs

Auctions more than 3,200 NPLs via Three SPO Pools

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced it sold via auction 3,247 delinquent non-performing loans (NPLs) from its mortgage investments portfolio. The loans, totaling $569 million, are currently serviced by Specialized Loan Servicing LLC. The transaction is expected to settle in December 2018. The sale is part of Freddie Mac’s Standard Pool Offerings (SPO®). Bids for the upcoming Extended Timeline Pool Offering (EXPO), which is a smaller sized pool of loans, are due from qualified bidders by October 16, 2018. Freddie Mac, through its advisors, began marketing the transaction on September 5, 2018, to potential bidders, including minority and women-owned businesses (MWOBs), non-profits, neighborhood advocacy funds and private investors active in the NPL market.

For the SPO® offerings, the loans were offered as three separate pools of mortgage loans. The three pools consist of mortgage loans secured by geographically diverse properties. Investors had the flexibility to bid on each pool individually and/or any combination of pools.

The loans have been delinquent for over two years, on average. Given the delinquency status of the loans, the borrowers have likely been evaluated previously for or are already in various stages of loss mitigation, including modification or other alternatives to foreclosure, or are in foreclosure. Mortgages that were previously modified and subsequently became delinquent comprise approximately 55 percent of the aggregate pool balance. The aggregate pool has a loan-to-value ratio of approximately 78 percent, based on Broker Price Opinions (BPO).

The pools and winning bidders are summarized below:

DescriptionPool #1Pool #2Pool #3
 Unpaid Principal Balance$103.9 million$295.1 million$169.7 million
 Loan Count5881826833
 CLTV RangeLess than or equal to 90Less than or equal to 90Greater than 90
 BPO-weighted CLTV6767113
 Average Months Delinquent203028
 Average Loan Balance ($000)176.7161.6203.7
 Geographical DistributionNationalNationalNational
 Winning BidderInSolve Global Credit Fund III, L.P.LSF10 Mortgage Holdings, LLC1900 Capital Fund II, LLC
 Cover Bid Price
 (second-highest bid price)
Mid 90s areaLow 90s area60 area

Advisors to Freddie Mac on the transaction are Wells Fargo Securities LLC and The Williams Capital Group L.P., a minority owned business.

Freddie Mac’s Seasoned Loan Offerings are focused on reducing less liquid assets in an economically sensible way from the company’s mortgage investments portfolio. This includes sales of NPLs, securitizations of re-performing loans (RPL) and structured RPL transactions.

To date, Freddie Mac has sold $7 billion of NPLs and transacted $43 billion of RPLs consisting of (i) $27 billion via fully guaranteed PCs, (ii) $14 billion via Seasoned Credit Risk Transfer (SCRT) senior/sub securitizations, and (iii) $2 billion via Seasoned Loans Structured Transaction (SLST) offerings. Requirements guiding the servicing of these transactions are focused on improving borrower outcomes and stabilizing communities. Additional information about Freddie Mac’s seasoned loan offerings is available at http://www.freddiemac.com/seasonedloanofferings/index.html.

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