MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/09/18 -- Freddie Mac (OTCQB: FMCC) today announced that it priced its first Seasoned Credit Risk Transfer Trust (SCRT) offering of 2018 -- a rated securitization of approximately $1.8 billion of both guaranteed senior and unguaranteed subordinate securities. The SCRT securitization program is a key part of Freddie Mac's seasoned loan offerings to reduce less liquid assets in its mortgage-related investments portfolio and shed credit and market risk via economically reasonable transactions.
Freddie Mac Seasoned Credit Risk Transfer Trust, Series 2018-1 is expected to issue approximately $1.6 billion in guaranteed senior certificates and approximately $183 million in unguaranteed mezzanine and subordinate certificates. The issuance is expected to settle on March 14, 2018. The collateral backing the certificates are 10,983 fixed- and step-rate modified seasoned re-performing loans ("RPLs"). These loans were modified to assist borrowers who were at risk of foreclosure to help them keep their homes and will have been performing for at least 12 months as of the issuance of the certificates.
The loans are serviced by Specialized Loan Servicing LLC. The servicing of the loans will be in accordance with requirements that prioritize borrower retention options in the event of a default and promote neighborhood stability.
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. are co-lead managers and joint bookrunners. Nomura Securities International, Inc., Samuel A. Ramirez & Company, Inc., and Wells Fargo Securities LLC are the co-managers.
To date, Freddie Mac has sold $7 billion of non-performing loans and transacted $36 billion of RPLs consisting of (i) $27 billion via fully guaranteed PCs, (ii) $8 billion via SCRT senior/sub securitizations, and (iii) $1 billion via Seasoned Loan Structured Transaction ("SLST") offerings. Additional information about the company's seasoned loan offerings is at http://www.freddiemac.com/seasonedloanofferings/docs/rpl_sales_guidelines_factsheets.pdf.
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, 2017, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on February 15, 2018; 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, 2017, 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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